Prince Octavio Piccolomini invades France with a Spanish army (38 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Prince Octavio Piccolomini, an Italian general working in the service of the Habsburgs, invades France with a Spanish army. Reaching as far beyond the border as Corbie before he is pushed back, his advance causes panic in Paris.

Citation:
Editors. "Prince Octavio Piccolomini invades France with a Spanish army". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16106, accessed 05 December 2016.]