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  • But even this subservient and cautious House sometimes asserted itself: and on one occasion its vicepresident Doctor Magdic proclaimed " the nation's constant desire for unification in a single and independent political body."
  • (1521-1557) was a ruler of fair ability, who became in his later years wholly subservient to his ecclesiastical advisers.
  • It became, indeed, subservient to the Romanist archbishopric of Prague, which had been reestablished by Ferdinand I.
  • As soon as the parliament was dissolved he had its proceedings reversed, and next year secured a more subservient assembly.
  • But above all things the church was being criticized as an imperium in imperio, a privileged body not amenable to ordinary jurisdiction, and subservient to a foreign lordthe pope.