Category Archives: Mercenaries

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 … Continue reading

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