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On This Day In History – Leonardo da Vinci is born.

On 15 April 1452, Leonardo da Vinci was born in the little town on Vinci, in Tuscany. He was born to the Florentine Notary Piero Fruosino di Antonio da Vinci, and Caterina – a peasant girl. The little bastard boy would … Continue reading

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Review: Da Vinci’s Demons Episode 2 ~ The Serpent

This morning I sat myself down to watch episode 2 of Da Vinci’s Demons, a feeling of excitement brewing in me. Last week’s episode was thoroughly enjoyable, so I couldn’t wait to get my teeth into this one. As I … Continue reading

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Review: Da Vinci’s Demons Episode 1 ~ The Hanged Man

Having long been a fan of Leonardo Da Vinci (sometimes bordering on fangirlism – I’m not sorry for it), I may have gotten a little excited when I heard that Starz were doing a series on the great man himself. … Continue reading

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Review: The Artist, The Philosopher and The Warrior by Paul Strathern

In the autumn of 1502 three giants of the Renaissance period – Cesare Borgia, Leonardo Da Vinci and Niccolo Machiavelli – set out on one of the most treacherous military campaigns of the period. Cesare Borgia was a ferocious military … Continue reading

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