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Women of Modern France

Woman In All Ages And In All Countries

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Author: Hugo P. Thieme
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,219 / 351 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 565
Added to site: 2005.11.27
mnybks.net#: 144
Origin: gutenberg.org
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remonstrated with Chancellor Duprat against the illegal transfer, he had them put into prison. This rigorous act, which was by order of Louise, weakened the courage of the court; when the time arrived for a final decision, the judges declared themselves incompetent to decide, and in order to rid themselves of responsibility referred the matter to the king's council. This great lawsuit, which was continued for a long time, eventually forced Charles of Bourbon to flee from France. Having sworn allegiance to Charles V. of Spain and Henry VIII. of England against Francis I., he was made lieutenant-general of the imperial armies.

When Francis, captured at the battle of Pavia, was taken to Spain, Louise, as regent, displayed unusual diplomatic skill by leaguing the Pope and the Italian states with Francis against the Spanish king. When, after nearly a year's captivity, her son returned, she welcomed him with a bevy of beauties; among them was a new mistress, designed to destroy the influence of the woman who ha

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