The siege of the Castel San Angelo in Rome by the forces of Emperor Charles V of Spain, 1527. In the struggle between Charles and Francis I of France for control of Italy, Pope Clement VII sided with Francis. Charles responded with an attack and sacking of Rome and the Vatican (left). Pope Clement was forced to seek refuge in the Castel San Angelo, where he was besieged for a month before his surrender. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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January 21st, 2019
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