100,000 page views giveaway extravaganza!

I’m getting rather excited by the fact that we’re inching ever closer to hitting 100,000 page views. And so, I thought I would announce a bit of a giveaway! I’m not only giving away one thing, oh no. Not one thing, but two! You lucky lot!

First of all, I shall be giving away a copy of “The Deadly Sisterhood” by Leonie Frieda – I’ve recently started reading this brilliant tale of women in the Renaissance and I have to say, it’s absolutely brilliant! Frieda concentrates on a handful of women who lived during the Renaissance, all of whom had power and influence – Lucrezia Tournabuoni, The D’Este sisters, Lucrezia Borgia and Caterina Sforza. A fantastic read for anyone interested in the women of Renaissance Italy.
As well as this, I shall also be giving away a beautiful silver plated pendant featuring Lucrezia Borgia and a portion of a love letter written to her from Pietro Bembo. I found this beautiful pendant whilst browsing Etsy, and the person who made this lovely pendant has also made a huge selection of other ones too. Please do check out the shop. Now, I have just ordered this pendant but as it’s coming from the United States it may take a while – but as soon as I receive it I shall pop it right back in the post for the lucky winner.

So what do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning? 
All you have to do is like the facebook page here! And once we’ve rolled over the magic 100,000 pageviews mark, I shall use a random number generator to pick the winner! Good luck!
There’s also another very special announcement coming, I hope, very soon. Watch this space for details! I’m absolutely bursting to tell you all what it is but I’ve been sworn to secrecy!

And The Winner Is……

I am very pleased to announce the winner of the giveaway for Paul Stathern’s “The Artist, The Philosopher and The Warrior”!

And the winner is…………..
Claire Biggs-Tandy
Congratulations Claire! Please can you email me here with your postage address!
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Lots of stuff coming your way on this here blog too!
  • The remainder of my posts on Caterina Sforza (this may take a while as her life is so full of stuff!)
  • Book reviews!
  • A piece on the fantastic artist Michelangelo
  • More on the Seventeenth Century – it’s been a while and there are certain individuals who deserve a bit of attention.
If there’s anything you would like to see on this blog, please do email me.