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Gerber heads to Florence together with her husband, a background professor taking a gaggle of scholars. She is going in apprehensive, now not figuring out any Italian, yet steadily starts off to benefit her approach round Florence and different towns in Italy.
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There, amidst the brilliant throng of courtiers, sat Charles, a strange, grave figure dressed in black. The face was known to all, the blue eyes, broad forehead, sharp pointed nose, the large mouth and protruding jaw, characteristic these latter of the Burgundian race. But in this sombre and gloomy figure, bent and crippled by disease, the burghers found it hard to trace a likeness to the Emperor they had known. He had been a brave and gallant soldier, who, laughing at danger and fatigue, himself had led his army forth to victory.
Mary prevailed on her husband to linger yet a few weeks in England. Thereafter, with a heavy heart, she accompanied him down the Thames as far as Greenwich, where they parted. Philip reached Flanders in safety, and proceeded to Brussels, there to be present at the abdication of the Emperor. It was at this great ceremony, as we have seen, that Philip became sovereign of the Netherlands. Nor was it long before the youthful ruler received from Charles V. the whole of his vast possessions. Philip, ruler of the Netherlands, became also King of Spain and of both Sicilies.
The Spanish Fury Chapter XXIX. Don John of Austria Chapter XXX. Don John's Treachery Chapter XXXI. The Prince of Orange Is Invited to Brussels Chapter XXXII. Don John's Struggles and Death Chapter XXXIII. Alexander of Parma Chapter XXXIV. The Ban Chapter XXXV. The Duke of Anjou's Reception and Treachery Chapter XXXVI. The Plot against Orange and Its Success CHAPTER I The Early Struggles LIBERTY! Clear as a trumpet call the word is heard echoing down through the centuries. In no country rang the clarion voice more clear than throughout the provinces of the Netherlands.