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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 Excerpt: ...had therefore to be disarmed. Switzers were employed as the Royal life-guard. It would be worth anything to reconcile the Netherlands, so full of treasure that, fifty years earlier, they used to be called "the Emperor's Indies." Idle men entered the cloisters and became a heavy burden on the Church, from necessity and ...