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  • Italians denominate "condottieri,") whom they dismissed at the end of the war. [

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part B. From Henry III. to Richard III.

  • On several occasions, Vespasiano underscores how the duke kept faith in the face of daunting opposition and recounts how he led nighttime raids on enemy fortifications. 139 Until recently, Montefeltro's reputation, bolstered by biographers and historians, had exculpated him on points for which condottieri were generally held in contempt.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • They preside over a conservative fanaticism, that is sport, with the indulgence of a 15th-century papacy, in unholy alliance with kings, dictators, bankers and media condottieri.

    If England do 'lose' the 2018 World Cup, it may be in a noble cause

  • Through his familiarity with the dwellings of Federico and Sigismondo, Alberti appears to have based his recommendations for the palaces of a prince and tyrant quite literally on the respective personalities of the two condottieri: A royal palace [such as Federico's palace at Urbino] should be sited in the city center, should be of easy access, and should be gracefully decorated, elegant, and refined, rather than ostentatious.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • And so while the World Cup is for Europeans a sharp reminder of how much of their club entertainment is provided by condottieri, for Latin Americans it is a rare chance to identify directly with their finest native sons.

    Non-Native Sons

  • Spanish and Italian condottieri can hold their own on British ground against the men of Devon.

    Westward Ho!

  • To turn loose in Ireland, as Captain Touch urged, on the other hand, seven hundred such monsters of lawlessness, cruelty, and lust, as Spanish and Italian condottieri were in those days, was as fatal to their own safety as cruel to the wretched Irish.

    Westward Ho!

  • A little more display of talent, a timely political trial or crisis, an apparent persecution, and Raoul felt certain of becoming one of those modern “condottieri” whose ink is worth more than powder and shot of the olden time.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • The matrimonial condottieri now about to fight for their clients, whose personal powers were to be so vitally important in this solemn encounter, the two notaries, on short, represent individually the old and the new systems, — old fashioned notarial usage, and the new-fangled modern procedure.

    A Marriage Contract

  • He thought enviously of those roving, mediaeval days, so near and so remote, of quests and spies and condottieri and many a risky blade-drawing business.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

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