His cruelty and barbarity in punishing the rebels did not meet with the approval of Charles II., who is said to have remarked that "the old fool has put to death more people in that naked country than I did here for the murder of my father."
The war was carried on with great barbarity for about four years (1449-1453), and was in every respect a critical one.
They treated the people with horrible barbarity, so that the conscience of Europe was aroused, and England under Cromwell called on the Protestant powers to join in remonstrance to the duke of Savoy and the French king.
A criminal code, scarcely equalled for barbarity, though twice mitigated by royal edict since 1785, remained in force in its main provisions till 1895.
Under the command of the lord of Lumbres, the lord of Treslong, and William de la Marck (lord of Lumey) they spread terror and alarm along the coast, seized much plunder, and in revenge for Alva's cruelty committed acts of terrible barbarity upon the priests and monks and catholic officials, as well as upon the crews of the vessels that fell into their hands.
Having once obtained a foothold in the country, they established their power over the entire valley and ruled with merciless barbarity, until they were expelled by the British in 1824-1825.
On the 18th of July, however, Gaeta surrendered to Massna, and that marshal, now moving rapidly southwards, extricated Rynier, crushed the Bourbon rising in Calabria with great barbarity, and compelled the British force to re-embark for Sicily.
Ultimately in 1290 the Jews were expelled in a body from the kingdom under circumstances of great barbarity, and were not allowed to return until the time of Cromwell.
Great numbers were killed, often in cold blood and with circumstances of great barbarity.
barbarity of life in the State Prison was beyond credibility.
Even in 1910 the province had not wholly recovered from the effects of that struggle and the barbarity with which it was stamped out.
None the less, when the massacre was carried out with circumstances of revolting barbarity, William behaved as he had done after the murder of De Witt.
The festival of the new doctrine, which turned the head of the new pontiff (June 8), the loi de Prairial, or code of legal murder (June 10), which gave the deputies themselves into his hand; and the multiplication of executions at a time when the victory of Fleurus (June 25) showed the uselessness and barbarity of this aggravation of the Reign of Terror provoked against him the victorious coalition of revenge, lassitude and fear.
Many enormities were committed by the insurgents, and were avenged with scarcely inferior barbarity.
of Castile by a typical piece of flighty oriental barbarity.
According to Bede, however, the kingdom was in a state of disunion from the death of Cenwalh to the accession of Ceadwalla in 685, who greatly increased its prestige and conquered the Isle of Wight, the inhabitants of which he treated with great barbarity.
The forces of the crown under John Graham of Claverhouse and others were sent against them, and although the insurgents gained isolated successes, in general they were worsted and were treated with great barbarity.
barbarity of war.
barbarity of slaughter, many fully conscious.
barbarity of capitalism was unleashed in a way previously undreamt of; millions of lives were lost, millions more wrecked forever.
barbarity of the century.
It is not just for reasons of home town loyalty, however, that the column declines to condemn such barbarity.
Since when did Jesus tell us to collude even unwittingly with state sanctioned barbarity.
As the anniversary of VJ Day approaches, the Western ruling classes are keen to justify this barbarity.
Few people posed the question of whether we should be handing out such barbarity to beasts.
Failing to do so, the family were carried off to Al-Kufa, and treated with shocking barbarity.
Of course, war itself is a great barbarity, and all Socialists are bent upon its extermination.
The settlement's chaplain reported " instances, many instances, of horrible barbarity " against the slaves.
barbarity, the Soviets invaded part of China and massacred Russian exiles there, committing the most atrocious barbarities.
do the butchery and barbarity man has inflicted on man for millennia no longer register on our senses?
collude even unwittingly with state sanctioned barbarity.
dread of punishment will never make a Mason an accomplice in so corrupting his countrymen, nor a teacher of depravity and barbarity.
Elias mistook german exceptionalism, which he took to be one of barbarity.
The Turki tribes, occupying western Mongolia, are among the least civilized of human beings, and it is chiefly to their extreme barbarity and cruelty that our ignorance of central Asia is due.
The tactlessness of Charles, the rapacity of his generals, the barbarity of his mercenaries, his refusal to legalize his position by summoning the Polish diet, his negotiations for the partition of the very state he affected to befriend, awoke the long slumbering public spirit of the country.
Llewelyn's brother, now David III., designated by the English " the last survivor of that race of traitors," for a few months defied the English forces amongst the fastnesses of Snowdon, but ere long he was captured, tried as a disloyal English baron by a parliament at Shrewsbury, and finally executed under circumstances of great barbarity on the 3rd of October 1283.
The French attributed the Fire of Moscow au patriotisme feroce de Rostopchine, * the Russians to the barbarity of the French.
The Egyptian soldiery had behaved throughout with the utmost barbarity, and their passage up the Nile was marked by rapine, murder, mutilation and fire.
The condition of northern France was rendered more desperate by the outbreak (MayJune 1358) of the peasant revolt known as the Jacquerie, which was repressed with a barbarity far exceeding the excesses of the rebels.
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