Pope Clement VII makes peace with the Emperor

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Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio arrives in England to set up a Legatine court to try the case of the validity of Henry VIII's marriage to Catherine of Aragon. However, this task is complicated by the rapidly changing political situation: as he arrives, he discovers that during the period of his journey, Charles V has once more become the dominant force in Italy, and Pope Clement VII has been compelled to make peace with the Emperor to save the Medici family from ruin.

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Editors. "Pope Clement VII makes peace with the Emperor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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