Holy League against France

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Historical Context Note

Pope Alexander VI forms the Holy League with the Empire, Spain, Venice and Milan. The ostensible purpose of this alliance was to fight the Turks, but its more immediate aim was to expel Charles VIII of France from Italy, which he had invaded.

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Editors. "Holy League against France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=9830, accessed 23 August 2014.]