Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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Biography | Harper & Brothers | 1847
Transcription CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I.
Introduction — His Birth and Family — Choice of Arms as a Profes-
sionPAGE I.

CHAPTER II.
Bayard enters the Service of the Duke of Savoy—Is distinguished for his Riding—Makes the Friendship of his Comrades—Is presented to the King of France and taken into his Service .11

CHAPTER III.
The Court returns to Lyons — Tournament appointed — How Bayard raises Supplies — His Passage-of-Arms with the Knight Claude de Vaudray.•. 21

CHAPTER IV.
Bayard joins the Garrison in Picardy — His handsome Reception—Announces a Tournament—Two days' Passages-at-Arms—His Successes, and remarkable Popularity .▪. 30

CHAPTER V.
Invasion of Italy by Charles VIII. — Conquest of Naples—Retreat from Italy—Bayard distinguishes himself at the Battle of Fornovo .. 46

CHAPTER VI.
Louis XII. invades and conquers the Milanese — Bayard's Duel with Simonetta, a Knight of Milan — He visits the Duchess of Savoy — Gives a Tournament at Carignan, and is declared the Conqueror .▪. 56

CHAPTER VII.
New Invasion of Milan by the French — Bayard's Defeat of the Lombards under Cazache—Rash Pursuit and Captivity in Milan—The Fall of Ludovic Sforza .69

CHAPTER VIII.
How Bayard disposed of the silver Plate of the People of Loghiera --- The French and Spaniards conquer Naples—They quarrel about the Spoil—How Bayard conquers and makes Captive of Don Alonzo de Sotomayer 79