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“The Prince-Bishop had a passion for witch-hunting, and during the ten years of his reign he executed more than 600 witches, men, women, and children, most of them burned alive at the stake after confessing under torture to various pacts with the Devil.”
“As early as 1780, a Treaty of Alliance between the King of France and the Prince-Bishop of Basel stated that nothing “is more proper for maintaining good relations and peace between two bordering states” than punishing offenses related to forests, hunting, and fishing.”
“The most notorious witch-hunter of all time was probably Prince-Bishop Johann Georg II of Bamburg.”
“Whereupon Voltaire, inured to Fortune's hard knocks and dirty tricks and quite uncowed, spent five luxurious weeks as the guest of two other highly placed friends, the Prince-Bishop of Mainz and the Elector Palatine.”
“Magical plots are afoot, plots that threaten to weaken the struggling state, run by the Prince-Bishop as the aging king lies slowly fading away.”
“Prince-Bishop Danilo, the ruler of the predominantly Christian principality, revolted in 1857 and declared his independence from the Ottomans.”
“And he had begun with the highest, the Holy Father's representative in England, the Prince-Bishop of Winchester, Henry of Blois, just shaking together his violated dignity and emerging with formidable resolution into the field of discussion, as if he had never changed and rechanged his coat, nor been shut up fast in his own castle in his own city, in peril of his life.”
“Your predecessor, Anthony Aloysy Wolf, Prince-Bishop of Laibach, was one of those Prince Wolves, who have received my first two volumes, but were not prepared to study them, and to proclaim to Emperor Ferdinand and to the nations, the great things which the Lord has done.”
“One will tell about the Duke of Ratibor, another about the Prince-Bishop Kopp, and a third perhaps about”
“Plenipotentiary of the Prince-Bishop of Spire, was born at Voisenon on the 8th of June, 1708.”
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