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The Black Prince of Florence

The Black Prince of Florence
The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro De' Medici

by Catherine Fletcher

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-09-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 019061272X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the last legitimate heir to the line of Lorenzo the Magnificent. When Alessandro's noble father died of syphilis, the family looked to him. Groomed for power, he carved a path through the backstabbing world of Italian politics in a time when cardinals, popes, and princes vied for wealth and advantage. By the age of nineteen, he was prince of Florence, inheritor of the legacy of the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance. Alessandro faced down family rivalry and enormous resistance from Florence's oligarchs, who called him a womanizer-which he undoubtedly was--and a tyrant. Yet this real-life counterpart to Machiavelli's Prince kept his grip on power until he was assassinated at the age of 26 during a late-night tryst arranged by his scheming cousins. After his death, his brief but colorful reign was criticized by those who had murdered him in a failed attempt to restore the Florentine republic. For the first time, the true story is told in The Black Prince of Florence. Catherine Fletcher tells the riveting tale of Alessandro's unexpected rise and spectacular fall, unraveling centuries-old mysteries, exposing forgeries, and bringing to life the epic personalities of the Medicis, Borgias, and others as they waged sordid campaigns to rise to the top. Drawing on new research and first-hand sources, this biography of a most intriguing Renaissance figure combines archival scholarship with discussions of race and class that are still relevant today."--Provided by publisher.

Gaston Phoebus. Edburga. Legendary and other poems

Gaston Phoebus. Edburga. Legendary and other poems
A Book

by Robert Buchanan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edward the Black Prince

Edward the Black Prince
An Epic Drama

by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life of Edward the Black Prince

Life of Edward the Black Prince
A Book

by Mrs. Louise von Glehn Creighton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince

Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince
A Study of the Years 1340-1365

by Stella Mary Newton

  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN : 9780851157672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A close study of clothes worn by aristocratic families and their households at the time of the Black Prince - and of Chaucer - showing Europe-wide influences.

Florence Nightingale, Frances Ridley Havergal, Catherine Marsh, Mrs. Ranyard ...

Florence Nightingale, Frances Ridley Havergal, Catherine Marsh, Mrs. Ranyard ...
A Book

by Lizzie Alldridge

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Edward the black prince

Edward the black prince
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1867
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Black Prince, and Other Stories

A Black Prince, and Other Stories
A Book

by Prince,Author of Told in the verandah

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Black Prince

The Black Prince
A Book

by Michael Jones

  • Publisher : Head of Zeus
  • Release : 2017-07-13
  • Pages : 497
  • ISBN : 1784972924
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A major new biography of the Black Prince. 'A clear-eyed and thrilling vision of the man behind the legend' DAN JONES. 'Pacy, vivid and extremely readable' TLS. In 1346, at the age of sixteen, he won his spurs at Crécy; nine years later he conducted a brutal raid across Languedoc; in 1356 he captured the king of France at Poitiers; as lord of Aquitaine he ruled a vast swathe of southwestern France. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, but better known to posterity as 'the Black Prince'. Michael Jones tells the remarkable story of a great warrior-prince – and paints an unforgettable portrait of warfare and chivalry in the late Middle Ages.

The American Aberdeen-Angus Herd-book

The American Aberdeen-Angus Herd-book
Containing a Record of Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Approved and Admitted for Registry Under the By-laws of the American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' Association

by American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders' Association

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History for Ready Reference

History for Ready Reference
From the Best Historians, Biographers, and Specialists; Their Own Words in a Complete System of History ...

by Josephus Nelson Larned

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Century Dictionary: The Century cyclopedia of names ... ed. by Benjamin E. Smith ... vol. I

The Century Dictionary: The Century cyclopedia of names ... ed. by Benjamin E. Smith ... vol. I
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Century Dictionary: The Century cyclopedia of names ... ed. by Benjamin E. Smith ... vol. I

The Century Dictionary: The Century cyclopedia of names ... ed. by Benjamin E. Smith ... vol. I
A Book

by William Dwight Whitney,Benjamin Eli Smith

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Notes to the People ...

Notes to the People ...
A Book

by Ernest Charles Jones

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Political, Social, and Literary History of France: Brought Down to the Middle of the Year 1871

The Political, Social, and Literary History of France: Brought Down to the Middle of the Year 1871
A Book

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1871
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Political, Social, and Literary History of France

The Political, Social, and Literary History of France
A Book

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1878
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lives of Edward the Black Prince, Edward of Caernarvon, and Edward of Windsor, Princes of Wales

Lives of Edward the Black Prince, Edward of Caernarvon, and Edward of Windsor, Princes of Wales
A Book

by Robert Folkestone Williams

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1843
  • Pages : 516
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book

American Aberdeen-Angus Herd Book
A Book

by American Angus Association

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Book of Dates; Or, Treasury of Universal Reference: ... New and Revised Edition

The Book of Dates; Or, Treasury of Universal Reference: ... New and Revised Edition
A Book

by BOOK.

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1866
  • Pages : 794
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Medieval and Renaissance Florence

Medieval and Renaissance Florence
A Book

by Ferdinand Schevill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1963
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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