Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.
When reproached for spending too much time with books and clerks, Charles answered, As long as knowledge is honored in this country, so long will it prosper.
Perhaps by this time the 14th century was not quite sane. If enlightened self-interest is the criterion of sanity, in the verdict of Michelet, no epoch was more naturally mad.
As the era of the sword was ending, that of firearms began, in time to allow no lapse in man's belligerent capacity.