Editors. "A French army tries to rescue the Pope". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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A French army enters Italy to attempt to rescue the Pope, currently the prisoner of mutinous Imperial troops. Under the command of Vicomte de Lautrec, it first invades Milan and then turns south towards Rome.
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