The 1527 Sack of Rome

The last time that Rome was sacked by a foreign power was in 1527 and the result of missteps by "The most unfortunate of popes," Clement VII. Historian Judith Hook describes the eight-month sack of the city as “one of the most horrible in recorded history.” The History Guy remembers when the culmination of the Italian wars spelled the end of the Italian Renaissance.

Feb 18, 2019 | 14:15 | Josh Geiger,

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