A history of Verona, by A. M. Allen. Edited by Edward Armstrong, with twenty illustrations and three maps. Page: 86 of 493
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RISE OF EZZELINO DA ROMANO 67
ciled to him, and gave up his castles as pledges of his good
faith, and the rest of Azzo's partisans fled. Yet against Azzo's
attacks Ezzelino made so little progress that at last he had
again to apply to Frederic for help. The Emperor was then
in West Lombardy, fighting the Milanese, but he left as soon
as he received Ezzelino's appeal, and reached Padua on 25th
January, I239. Here he took up his abode in the Abbey of
S. Giustina, to which he had already restored the exiled
Amaldo, and gave himself up to a round of festivities and
pleasures, wearing his crown in public, feasting and hunting.
But for all its apparent gaiety this visit of Frederic to Padua
was of far-reaching consequence. It was a turning-point in
Ezzelino's career. It furnished him with the legal and political
principles for his administration of the Mark. It taught
him to identify his private foes with those of the Empire,
and thus strengthen his own penalties with the thunders of
the Imperial condemnation. At the same time Frederic first
fully realized how indispensable Ezzelino was to his own
schemes.1 It became clear, too, that the struggle between
Pope and Emperor would centre round Verona and the
Mark.2 Events followed each other swiftly. On 22nd February
Frederic issued a severe ordinance against treason, which
Ezzelino took as a model in his future dealings with rebels,
adding the ban of the Empire to that of the Commune. In a
last vain effort to propitiate the Church, Frederic issued an edict
against heretics. But Gregory IX. was not to be touched, and
on 24th March excommunicated the Emperor. Early in April
Frederic reconstituted the Vicariate of the Trevisan Mark,
increasing the Vicar's powers, and placing Padua, Verona,
Vicenza, Treviso, Feltre, Belluno, Trent and Mantua under
him.4 The Vicariate was therefore considerably larger than
the region subject to Ezzelino, for in 1239 the latter held
neither Feltre, Belluno, Trent nor Mantua, indeed the latter
he never won. The first Vicar-General5 of the Mark was an
Gittermann, op. cit., p. 70. 9 Ibid., p. 71.
8 Ibid., p. 72. 4 Ibid., p. 74The
full title was " Vicarius Generalis in Marchia et a flumine Olei usque
per totum episcopatum Tridentinum ". Ficker, ii. 406, p. 507. Trent was
now included in Italy again.
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