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The Pope's Army

500 Years of the Papal Swiss Guard

Robert Royal

Hardcover

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Paperback (10/1/2016)

Description

With the election of Pope Benedict XVI, the world witnessed the pomp and honor of the Swiss Guard, the "Pope’s Army." Now best-selling author and Crisis columnist Robert Royal takes us through the colorful 500-year history of the military guard that has witnessed every major Vatican event for half a millennium. Topics include: origins; five hundred years of fortitude; the Medici Popes; the sack of Rome; siege, dissolution, rebirth and the Napoleonic war; the unification of Italy; the Pope’s imprisonment; two World Wars; the Nazi occupation of Rome.

Herder & Herder, 9780824523954, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006