Opposition to the restoration of the Medici in Florence (62 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


In the treaty that concluded the War of the League of Cognac in June, Charles V pledged to restore and uphold the rule of the Medici in Florence. However, the family now encounter popular opposition to their restoration, which has established itself as a republic, and an imperial army is forced to lay siege to the city until August 1530 to achieve success.

Editors. "Opposition to the restoration of the Medici in Florence". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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