[MR] Last Stand of the Swiss Guards

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Sat May 6 02:14:34 PDT 2017

Noble Friends,

On this date in 1527, Spanish and German troops of the Holy Roman Empire 
entered and sacked Rome during the War of the League of Cognac. The 
Swiss Papal Guard fought a heroic delaying action against overwhelming 
numbers, losing 147 men, including their commander Kaspar Röist . This 
allowed the remaining 40 Swiss Guards to drag the Pope from the Vatican 
through the Passetto di Borgo to safety in Castel Sant'Angelo: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stand_of_the_Swiss_Guard .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge

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