218 Universal Peace

Wolsey had tried war with France, they’d tried war by proxy, they’d tried peace. In 1518 the most remarkable of their plans – the Treaty of Universal peace where 20 states guaranteed the peace of Europe.

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Election of the Holy Roman Emperor in 1518

In 1518, Maximilian finally shuffled off the mortal coil, and the election of the holy Roman Emperor took pl;ace in a blizzard of bribes. There were 3 candidates – Henry VIII, Francis I and Charles V. Essentially it was Charles’s to lose, and he didn’t. The resulting Hapsburg Empire was truly bind moggling. Have a look.





3 thoughts on “218 Universal Peace

  1. Howdy,
    I am wondering is you recorder podcast 217 last week and had trouble posting it. The last general podcast was a month ago and is numbered 216. And, in 218, you refer to something you said in the podcast last week. Thank you for your work, in any case.
    Good day

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