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The ''Italian Wars''' were a series of wars for control over the States of Italy, mainly involving [[France]], [[Spain]], and the various [[Italian States]] but also involving most other European states, and the imprisonment for several months of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_VII Pope Clement VII]. France fared well for a while, but in the end the battle was won by Spain (or more accurately the [[Hapsburg]] family).
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The '''Italian Wars''' were a series of wars for control over the States of Italy, mainly involving [[France]], [[Spain]], and the various [[Italian States]] but also involving most other European states, and the imprisonment for several months of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_VII Pope Clement VII]. France fared well for a while, but in the end the battle was won by Spain (or more accurately the [[Hapsburg]] family).
  
 
The origin or the wars was the plotting of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludovico_Sforza Ludovico Sforza] of [[Milan]] a.k.a. "Ludovico il Moro" encouraging French involvement.  Eventually, in [[1494]], [[Charles VIII of France]] invaded [[Italy]], formally beginning the wars.
 
The origin or the wars was the plotting of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludovico_Sforza Ludovico Sforza] of [[Milan]] a.k.a. "Ludovico il Moro" encouraging French involvement.  Eventually, in [[1494]], [[Charles VIII of France]] invaded [[Italy]], formally beginning the wars.
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The '''Italian Wars''' are a popular period for [[SCA]] people to focus their activities, especially those interested in [[mercenary companies]] and other [[martial]] activities in the mid-[[Renaissance]].  There were many changes of allegiance during the wars, an activity that also appears to be popular at [[Rowany Festival]] and [[Spring War]].  The armour and weapons of the period are easy to find [[documentation]] for, and similarly the [[clothing]] and [[military costume]] of the period is colourful and attractive to wear, while not being of extraordinary difficulty for the more experienced [[costumer]].
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The Italian Wars are a popular period for [[SCA]] people to focus their activities, especially those interested in [[mercenary companies]] and other [[martial]] activities in the mid-[[Renaissance]].  There were many changes of allegiance during the wars, an activity that also appears to be popular at [[Rowany Festival]] and [[Spring War]].  The armour and weapons of the period are easy to find [[documentation]] for, and similarly the [[clothing]] and [[military costume]] of the period is colourful and attractive to wear, while not being of extraordinary difficulty for the more experienced [[costumer]].
  
 
== Battles ==
 
== Battles ==

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