The Holy League

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • The Holy League an alliance of Roman Catholics formed in 1576 by influence of the Duke of Guise for the exclusion of Protestants from the throne of France.
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Usage

In literature:

I am a juror in the holy league, And therfore hated of the Protestants.
"Massacre at Paris" by Christopher Marlowe
I, the agent, however humble, of the Holy Catholic League.
"A Gentleman of France" by Stanley Weyman
Let the King of France make a league with him, and between them, pressing from east and west, they would accomplish the holy task.
"The Path of the King" by John Buchan
Have you forgotten that the brothers and sisters of the Holy League are permitted to have no other will than that of their masters!
"Henry VIII And His Court" by Louise Muhlbach
Orange did not live to see the actual formation of the Holy League, and could only guess at its secrets.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
On the other hand, the Holy League, the sacred Confederacy, was catholic or nothing.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
The one, moreover, displayed the holy banner of the League; the other, the great Ottoman standard.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857" by Various
The Holy League, refusing to recognize his title, proclaimed the cardinal Charles de Bourbon heir-presumptive.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
By the terms of the Holy League, it should have been restored to its owner, the Venetian Republic.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
If his direct gains from the Holy League had been little, he had at any rate won security on the side of France.
"History of the English People, Volume III (of 8)" by John Richard Green
It was not till well into the summer of 1571 that the armada of the Holy League began to assemble at the appointed rendezvous, Messina.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
I have been filled with holy confidence; and, all unseen, our league is working towards the same end.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
The one, moreover, displayed the holy banner of the League; the other, the great Ottoman standard.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
The Holy League was formed to execute the refugees.
"Comrade Kropotkin" by Victor Robinson
He had aged twice ten years since his outburst at the Holy Land League.
"The Grandchildren of the Ghetto" by Israel Zangwill
Officio, Attorney General to the Holy League.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
A new alliance, called "the Holy League," was formed against France; and Maximilian, after continuing to support Louis XII.
"A History of Germany" by Bayard Taylor
All faithful priests support the League in every way permitted by their holy office.
"For Sceptre and Crown, Vol. I (of II)" by Gregor Samarow
In 1512 he concluded a treaty with King Ferdinand and the Venetian republic, which the allies called the 'Holy League.
"The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria" by Eleanor E. Tremayne
I, the agent, however humble, of the Holy Catholic League.
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
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In news:

Can Holy Spirit win the Glory For Christ League title.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School Parent Teacher League is sponsoring a Christkindl (Christmas) market from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, Dec 1, at the school, 6630 Luther St, Wheatfield .
Holy Ghost Lutheran School Parent Teacher League is sponsoring a Christkindl (Christmas) market from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday, Dec 1, at the school, 6630 Luther St, Wheatfield.
Army baseball players Alex Jensen, left, and Alex Robinett drag the tarp back onto the field before the start of the Patriot League championship game against Holy Cross at West Point on Monday, May 21, 2012.
Every night at sundown, hundreds of Muslim people gather at the Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims Center for iftar, the evening meal that breaks their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.
Holy Names struck back in the second set during their game against Sealth in the Metro League Girls Volleyball playoffs.
West Jersey Football League Liberty division game, Thursday night, first half action had Holy Cross' 18 Omatr Jordan being congratulated by teammate 7 Kollin Heyward for preventing a TD by Robbinsville in the second quarter.
Holy Cross rallied to tie the score in the third quarter Thursday night before falling, 28-21, at Robbinsville in a West Jersey Football League Liberty Division game.
It was somewhere in the middle of game four that a light went on and Seymour High stunned the Holy Cross Crusaders to win the Naugatuck Valley League volleyball championship 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-18, 15-5) at Kennedy High on Friday.
(AP) — John Macomber kicked two field goals and Holy Cross ' defense held Bucknell to just 145 total yards as the Crusaders defeated the Bison 13-6 on Saturday in a Patriot League matchup.
The Negro League's and its stars were in the sports spotlight again as two individuals were inducted recently into the Negro League Wall of Fame at Holy Redeemer.
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