Of all these interventions the most justifiable and beneficent, perhaps, was that which related to the Swiss cantons.
The facts of history must be explained, not by providential interventions, but by referring them to conditions inherent in the successive stages of social existence.
Such interventions with an Eastern king demanded great moral courage, for, though to some extent protected by their sacred character, the persons of the prophets were by no means legally inviolable (i Kings xix.
(2) During the second period the successive interventions of France, Spain and Holland extended the naval war till it ranged from the West Indies to the Bay of Bengal.
Ottos subsequeni aod with interventions in the affairs of France were mainl) e avs.
Charles, while careful to protest against its renewal, supported the anti-papal contentions of the French members of the council of Basel (1431-1449), and in 1438 he promulgated the Pragmatic Sanction at Bourges, by which the patronage of ecclesiastical benefices was removed from the Holy See, while certain interventions of the royal power were admitted.