Wednesday, 15 April 2009

The Pope’s Legion

The Pope’s Legion: The Multinational Fighting Force that Defended the Vatican
Charles A. Coulombe

(Palgrave Macmillan)

The story of the Papal Zouaves, a band of 20,000 Catholics, from France, Belgium, Spain, Ireland and Austria, who were summoned by the Pope in the 19th century to defend the Vatican City from attack, in the midst of the Italian Wars of the

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