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B) The advance of the Turks - Suliman over• threw Hungarians at Mohacs (1526), but was checked before the walls of Vienna (1529). Turks again invaded Hungary (1543 and 1544): Expeditions of Charles against Tunis (1535) and Algiers (1541). " He was called to ZuriC;h (1518), which town withdrew from the Roman Catholic Church, and met his death at Kappel in the war between the Catholic Forest Cantons and Zurich. , (ii) Calvin (1509-1564). - To avoid Francis 1's persecution of the Protestants, Calvin fled to Basel.

G. John XXII against the Visconti; Julius II against Venice. g. conduct of Alexander VI and his son, Cesare Borgia. " The Venetian Ambassador described Rome as the sewer of the world (1499), and D • AGE OF THE RENAISSANCE Machiavelli thought that through its example all religion had perished in Italy. (b) The Abuses of the Ecclesiastical Courts. "The rule of the Church was nothing for nothing," and the Curia sold justice to the highest bidder. " The lower clergy were falmers, or criminals and vagabonds (since Spiritual Courts could pronounce no judgments of blood), and the higher clergy were courtiers.

BARTHOLOMEW (1572), which caused the murder of Coligny and general massacre of the Protestants. Estimates of the slain vary" Rather more than 5,000 for the whole of France," is the view of Acton. Another calculation is 2,000 in Paris and 10,000 ' outside. "Not a child has been spared. WARS OF THE HUGUENOTS 57 Blessed be God! " wrote the Spanish Envoy at Paris. It was his political enemies that Guise tried to destroy. The actual massacre was not long and carefully prepared. 'Fhere is no doubt, however, that the scheme had been forming in Catherine's mind at least as early as the conference with Alva at Bayonne (1565).

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