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By David Nicolle

Within the yr 1495, Charles VIII was once the younger King of France, the main strong nation in medieval Europe. A dreamer who observed himself because the saviour of Christian Europe, he believed he may perhaps roll again the ever-spreading tide of Ottoman Turkish conquest. As a base for his campaign he was resolute to grab southern Italy. In a lightning crusade he used France's sleek military to brush via Italy, his cellular box artillery teach smashing into airborne dirt and dust the tall towers of Italy's medieval castles. The Italian states rallied and at Fornovo their alliance, the League of Venice, fought Charles' military to a standstill.

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