Sentence Examples with the word embroil

His expectations of the cardinalate were disappointed by Pius V.'s death in 1572, and Sanders spent the next few years at Madrid trying to embroil Philip II., who gave him a pension of 300 ducats, in open war with Elizabeth.

And the king of France which was to embroil the whole of Europe throughout half a century (1519-1559), from Pavia to St Quentin.

But Urban was too politic to embroil himself with the king of England, and Anselm found that he could obtain no substantial result.

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They never undarstood one another, and never consulted together in hours of danger, save to embroil matters in politics as in war.