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Girolamo Savonarola in the Modern Media

  As part of the launch for “Girolamo Savonarola: The Renaissance Preacher“, I thought I’d do a few posts in and around the infamous Dominican friar who took Florence by storm. As well as the multitude of books surrounding Florence … Continue reading

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Borgia inspired Ink

If any of you follow me on twitter I’m sure you’ve seen my tagline “Tattooed Renaissance Historian” – and that’s for good reason! I have a fair few tattoos, a couple of which are inspired by my very favourite Italian … Continue reading

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[Review] In The Name Of The Family – Sarah Dunant

It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womaniser and master of political corruption is now on the Papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two, already thrice married and a pawn in her father’s plans, is discovering … Continue reading

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Lucrezia Borgia – More Sinned Against than Sinner

The name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up images of a harlot killing her enemies via use of a poison ring, committing incest with her father and brother. But the truth is, this image is one that has been pushed on us … Continue reading

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Book Update #1

I’ve been scarceĀ for the past few weeks because I’ve been glued to my laptop, typing away on the book I’ve been working on for what seems like the past ten years. In reality it’s a lot less than that – … Continue reading

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