Cardinal Ximenes, as they sat in council, ordered the old laws for the Indies to be read.
There was in that day no dearth of imitators of Cardinal Ximenes.
Ximenes was, however, not a man to be easily deterred from his purpose.
Ximenes founded the University of Alcala, which was opened in 1508.
Instead of marching at once upon the city, he sent General Ximenes with a summons to it to surrender.
That Ximenes was sincere in giving these orders there can be no question.
This pontiff honoured and revered Ximenes, and still more he loved the fine arts.
Cardinal Ximenes had admirers and detractors, but he had no friends.
Nor were the energies of Ximenes confined to secular matters.
In Spain Cardinal Ximenes issued, in 1509, regulations on the selection of good rams for breeding.