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On his return to Constantinople, the parent and king distinguished his two sons
with suitable rewards; but the faith and manners of the slothful Palaeologus had
not been improved by his Roman pilgrimage; and his apostacy or conversion, ...
... fictions are exposed by the light of Italian history; and they af. ford a strong
presumption against their own truth, by a fabulous tale of his exploits, when he
passed the Adriatic with eight hundred horse to the succour of the King of Naples
... every third year; and the enmity of Nicholas the Third obliged the Sicilian King
to abdicate the government of Rome. ... establishes the annual election of the
senator; and formally disqualifies all emperors, kings, princes, and persons of an
A King of France, who has deserved the epithet of Wise, was unwilling to release
them from a local dependence; the cardinals, for the most part his subjects, were
attached to the language, manners, and climate of Avignon; to their stately ...
But in the disorders of the schism, an aspiring neighbour, Ladislaus King of
Naples, alternately supported and betrayed the Pope and the people; by the
former he was declared gonfalonier, or general of the church, while the latter
submitted to ...
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