Emperor Charles V in procession on his coronation by Pope Clement VII at Bologna

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Druzhina

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George Gush uses Nicolaas Hogenberg's 'Emperor Charles V in procession after his coronation by Pope Clement VII at Bologna', 1530 as the source for the Papal Guard. The Hogenberg plate of the guards is the only one of the 38 that does not have a latin inscription. Gush calls them Germans but there is nothing to indicate this. There are Bolognese infantry in classical costume in the early part of the procession and landsknechts under Antonio de Leyva near the end, so the guards in the middle around Pope Clement VII and Emperor Charles V are probably Papal (they wear Sajones more typical of Italian costume).

Other plates include:
Bolognese banners
Papal banners
Mercenary Knights
Artillery

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'Emperor Charles V in procession after his coronation by Pope Clement VII at Bologna', 1530 by Nicolaas Hogenberg

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