The Duke of Albany takes Naples from Francis I

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Historical Context Note

The Duke of Albany, in service to France, takes over control of Naples from Francis I. However, this detaches the two wings of the French army, so when the remaining portion meets the Imperial forces at Pavia the following month, it was insufficient to prevent humiliating defeat.
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Editors. "The Duke of Albany takes Naples from Francis I". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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