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On his arrival at Venice, he had borrowed large sums at exorbitant usury; but his
coffers were empty, his creditors were impatient, and his person was detained as
the best security for the payment. His eldest son Andronicus, the regent of ...
After the necessary preparations, John Palaeologus, with a numerous train,
accompanied by his brother Demetrius, and the most respectable persons of the
church and state, embarked in eight vessels with sails and oars, which steered ...
Except the Duke of Burgundy, none of the potentates of the West condescended
to appear in person, or by their ambassadors; nor was it possible to suppress the
judicial acts of Basil against, the dignity and person of Eugenius, which were ...
But the last and most glorious action of his life was the defence of Belgrade
against the powers of Mahomet the Second in person. After a siege of forty days,
the Turks, who had already entered the town, were compelled to retreat; and the
... establishes the annual election of the senator; and formally disqualifies all
emperors, kings, princes, and persons of an eminent and conspicuous rank". This
prohi- Pope bitory clause was repealed in his own behalf by *.*.*. Martin the
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That was a beast of a book. I had always wanted to read this book and the other volumes because I think it is the type of book that educated people should read. I read it in chunks throughout the ... Read full review