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five ships of the pope, and blockaded Genoa. And Genoa was straitly shut up; none went out, and none came in by the way of the sea : and Genoa

became very poor.

675. Now the emperor sent thirty thousand Germans into Italy to the assistance of the duke of Bourbon, his viceroy, and two hundred horsemen, and George Frankispir* at their head. And the men of Venice were afraid, and they put a guard into their city. And the men of the pope went to Parma at that time and they remained there, and the host of the Marquess Saluzzi remained upon the river Adda; and the duke of Urbino and the nobles which followed him passed over the river, and they went against the Germans on the borders of Mantua, and fought against BorgoFortet from morning until evening; and they went to Governof, that the duke of Ferrara should give them provisions, and battering rams; and they rested there. And they arose early in the morning and returned to meet them, and the artillery fired and struck Giovanni de Mediciß in his right thigh, and they brought him to Mantua, and he died there. And the confederates drew back,

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five ships of the pope, and blockaded Genoa. And Genoa was straitly shut up; none went out, and none came in by the way of the sea : and Genoa

became very poor.

pope.

675. Now the emperor sent thirty thousand Germans into Italy to the assistance of the duke of Bourbon, his viceroy, and two hundred horsemen, and George Frankispir* at their head. And the men of Venice were afraid, and they put a guard into their city. And the men of the pope went to Parma at that time and they remained there, and the host of the Marquess Saluzzi remained upon the river Adda; and the duke of Urbino and the nobles which followed him passed over the river, and they went against the Germans on the borders of Mantua, and fought against BorgoFortef from morning until evening; and they went to Governot, that the duke of Ferrara should give them provisions, and battering rams; and they rested there. And they arose early in the morning and returned to meet them, and the artillery fired and struck Giovanni de Medicis in his right thigh, and they brought him to Mantua, and he died there. And the confederates drew back,

and the Germans passed by Istia* over the river Po, and marched to Fiorenzolaf, and encamped on the borders of Parma at that time.

676. In the same year, in the month of June, the Colonnesef were gathered together, and at their head the Cardinal Colonna and Don Hugo Moncadaş, and they went to their own cities and assembled troops and also horsemen to war against the And when Clement saw it, he also gathered about six thousand men, and the Count Anguillara Orsino|| at their head, and brought them into the city of Rome, and they remained there about a month; and Vespasiano Colonna spake to the heart of the pope with subtlety, saying,

“The whole house of Colonna and Don Hugo Moncada are thy servants, O my lord ; and now fear not the men that follow us, for we will send them back to the cities of the kingdom**, as thy soul liveth, my lord.” And Clement said, “I will also send away these men of war, if the thing be so.” So he went out from before his face, and sent them to the cities of the kingdom. And Clement believed it, and he sent his men away; and they returned every man to his house. And the Colonnese said, “Now is the time * N'UDX (?) Este.

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WAR BETWEEN COLONNA AND CLEMENT.

to laugh :” and they hastened and came into the gates of Rome every morning; and they came into the city, and went into the palace where Clement was, and gave it up to pillage. And Clement fled into the fortress of San Angelo, and shut himself up there; and he spake with Hugo Moncada, and said that he would bring over the men of war whom he had in Lombardy ; so they went from him, and the hostility ceased. Now when Clement saw that there was rest, he gathered his troops together a second time, and sent them into the towns of the Colonnas and set them on fire, and they destroyed all the goodly part thereof. And they also gathered together their troops, and went into the cities of the church* and took much spoil; and the war was fierce between them at that time.

677. In those days, the troops of the emperor, which were with the duke of Bourbon, went out from Pavia and went to. Piacenza, but could not prevail against it; and they went to Borgo Beldonint and gave it over to pillage ; and they united themselves with the Germans, who followed George Frankispir; and they went to Bologna, but could not prevail against it, for the Marquess Saluzzi and the confederates were in the midst thereof at that time.

678. And the host of Bourbon went over; and * i. e. The territory of the pope.

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CLEMENT MAKES PEACE.

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he gave them Florence to plunder, and they went into the tower of Santo Pietro*, and to Bagnio Cavallot, and to Codoniolas, and to Brisigilag; and gave

them up to pillage, and Meldola|| they burned with fire; and there was none to deliver from their hand. In those days, the troops of Clement came into the towns of the Colonnese, and they took them, and made a great spoil. And the viceroy who at Naples, went and cast himself down before his feet with subtlety a second time, saying, “ The emperor desireth peace with thee, and with the rest of the kings of the uncircumcised, for he longeth to war with the enemies of our laws; and

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lord, only take away from the cities of the kingdom this death." And he believed his words, and sent to recall the chief captains of his hosts, and Rienzo Orsino and Horazio Bayon** returned to Rome; and the country had rest.

679. And Clement wrote to the lords of Florence, saying, “ The emperor bath peace with us, and now lend to his viceroy two hundred thousand ducats, which will be a help to him, if your hand can obtain it, for he is my brother.” And

now,

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the viceroy went to Florence, and they did according to all he had written; and he turned from them and went his way.

680. Now the host of Bourbon went on their journey, and passed over the mountains; and the spirit of the people became weary on the road; and they went to Arezzo*, which is in Tuscany, and encamped there. And they met the host of the viceroy which came from Rome, and he honored him much, and saved his life from destruction; for his men arose against him, and Bourbon saved him from their hand at that time. And they assembled together, and the viceroy went unto the borders of Siennat, and remained there several days.

681. And twenty-two great ships came from Spain, and in them were many troops. And the men of Genoa prepared ships to meet them. And it came to pass, on a day, that they came against Genoa, when the ships of the confederates were arrayed against it; and Andrea Doria went out to them with his six ships, and they fired guns upon them. And one of them went down into the deep like a stone; and the rest fled, for they were confounded before them. And the famine was sore in Genoa at that time.

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