Pope Clement VII makes peace with the Emperor (81 words)

Historical Context Note

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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.

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