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Duchess of Milan Read & Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook á Once upon a time in fifteenth century Italy two women faced each other with a ruthlessness and brilliance no man has ever matched Enter their world of splendor and depravity of passion and wickedness It is Italy's most dazzling and dangerous age and as BeatriceSabella of Aragon match wits and feminine cunning it is a dance to the death to decide which one of them will be crowned Duchess of Milan. I loved this book It's been awhile since I read it its a hard book to find but it was wonderful Had my interest from beginning to end D

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Once upon a time in fifteenth century Italy two women faced each other with a ruthlessness and brilliance no man has ever matched Enter t. You know what it is like when you find such a good book that you never want it to end When it does it is like parting with a good friend This is such a book As you saw from my last blog I am into history again for the time being Therefore I grabbed this book from my TBR shelves And it sure was a good choiceI love books set in a historic perspective and especially when following history as well as this one It's almost like reading a biography about a historic person To sideline a bit I would just like to mention a couple of my favourite historic biographies 'Potemkin' by Simon Sebag Montefiore absolutely excellent Luckily I have two other of his books on my TBR shelves 'Stalin' and 'Jerusalem' so something to look forward to Another favourite writer of biographies is Mary S Lovell 'A Scandalous Life' Lady Jane Digby 'A Rage to Live' Sir Richard Burton the explorer absolutely fantastic and 'The Mitford Girls' There are still books from her to exploreBack to this wonderful book which is from 1992 and I bought it on a sale years ago Michael Ennis says in the foreword that this is as work of fiction but very true to historical facts The persons he writes about have all lived and the events that take place are all real events He has recreated their world as exact as possible with the help of letters paintings archive material and research in the actual places The rest is in the imagination of the writer and is imagination is very goodHe argues that the last decade of the 15th century is a time when a lot of things happened in the world Columbus discovery and other seafarers and travellers but for most people the amazing place was renaissance Italy where trade and culture were blooming and it was an era that also saw geniuses like Michelangelo and Leonardo Da VinciThe main characters are Beatrice d'Este and Isabella of Aragonia They are cousins and married to the duke of Bari and duke of Milan The duke of Milan is not interested or capable of governing Milan so the duke of Bari is the regent The book covers the period from 1490 1498 which indeed was turbulent times in Italy with the powerful city states of Milan Venice Florence Rom and Naples among others The problem was that they were all independent and too small to be able to defend themselves from an external threat This threat existed in the French king who wanted to conuer the kingdom of Naples To come there he had to pass almost all of ItalyWe follow these turbulent time through the eyes of Beatrice who is married to the duke of Bari called Il Moro Her cousin Isabella is married to the duke of Milan From the beginning they are good friends but politics and the strive for Isabella to keep her husband at the throne and preventing Il Moro from taking over not only the regent post but also the dukedom puts them in different camps Beatrice who is very young when she marries matures with her new life and also interests herself in the politics of the time and is assisting her husbandThe books contains extracts from real life letters which somehow credits the events in the book One can of course never know what happens behind the official world of historic figures but the book is written in such a way that it is believable Having read this book and thinking I know the people uite well it was uite a chock to see how Il Moro and the duke of Milan are portrayed in the TV series 'The Borgias' Yes I know you can't trust these series and they do say the events are 'loosely based on X's life' but nevertheless They could be a little bit truer to historic events Because after all; life often surpasses fictionFrom my blog thecontentreaderblogspotcom

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Duchess of MilanHeir world of splendor and depravity of passion and wickedness It is Italy's most dazzling and dangerous age and as Beatrice d'Este and I. Just arrived from Rumania through BMThis book is about Beatrice D'Este and his husband Lodovico Sforza and the fight between the dukes of Naples and Milan against Charles VIII Some reports by Leonardo da Vinci as an engineer at the Court of Milan are entwined with some letters and explanatory history a uite original way of writing historical fiction