Swiss Guard Saved Rome

The legendary Swiss Guard of the Vatican is in the news today on the anniversary of the Sack of Rome of 1527.

NPR reports on the swearing in ceremonies of the Swiss Guard in Rome today.

Northern Illinois University students in HIST 420 The Renaissance and HIST 458 Mediterranean World, 1450-1750 will be interested in this article.

 

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