Matthäus Schiner: A Valaisan at the centre of power
From peasant’s son to almost Pope: Matthäus Schiner (c. 1465-1522), who came from the Upper Valais, was a decisive figure in European politics during the height of Swiss power in Europe. He remains controversial to this day.
Schiner’s Formative Years
I want to wash my hands, drinking in the blood of the French.
The Great Game of Power
A rough lump like this Schiner, whose words have hurt me more than all the lances of his mountain people…
Frenetic Final Years
I only wish that what each of us is engaged in may be successful, or rather that what we are all engaged in may tend equally to the glory of Christ.