Dall'Aglio Stefano Savonarola and Savonarolism (Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. The pope was not mollified. " He now claimed that he had predicted the deaths of Lorenzo de' Medici and of Pope Innocent VIII in 1492 and the coming of the sword to Italy—the invasion of King Charles of France.
He denounced clerical corruption despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. This seemed confirmed when Charles VIII of France invaded Italy and threatened Florence. In 1495 when Florence refused to join Pope Alexander VI’s Holy League against the French Savonarola was summoned to Rome.