It had invaded the country of the Grisons, and the Valtelline, and was preparing to come down on the Milanese.
It is the capital of the Canton of Grisons, and was the seat of a bishop as early as 562.
Compelled to flee from their native land, they naturally took refuge in Switzerland or in the Grisons.
In their period of power, the Grisons masters had treated their Italian dependencies with harshness.
The population of the Grisons in the sixteenth century held regular meetings not less licentious than those of the Cossacks.
Reprinting it in 1879, after eighteen months spent continuously in one high valley of the Grisons, I feel how slight it is.
There he wrote a treatise on the strategical importance of the Grisons, as if he foresaw his future mission.
Even on one's way to Italy one may spare a throb of desire for the beautiful vision of the castled Grisons.
One day, a stranger from Zurich crossed the river, and waited on the saddler of Flasch, the frontier village of the Grisons.
In 1481, cockchafers committed great ravages in the Grisons.