They rose in order to fight for their own rights, liberties and land.
The republic of Venice was respected in her liberties and Lombard territories.
But this violent and perilous upset of the internal liberties of the republic did not last long.
The constitution and liberties of the city, which survived its incorporation in Burgundy, were lost for a time as a result of the unsuccessful rising against Duke Philip the Good (1450).
By it the northern provinces bound themselves together " as if they were one province " to maintain their rights and liberties " with life-blood and goods " against foreign tyranny, and to grant complete freedom of worship and of religious opinion throughout the confederacy.