The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France, Vol. 1 Never, perhaps, did the reign of any European sove reign present so many and such varying phases. A con test for empire, a captive monarch, a female regency, and a religious war; the poisoned bowl and the burning pile alike doing their work of death amid scenes of uncalculat ing splendour and unbridled dissipation the atrocities of bigotry and intolerance, blent with the most unblushing licentiousness and the most undisguised profligaey; - ...

The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint) 2017, Forgotten Books

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