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Lorenzo Franchini of Bologna In London, England in 1473

At one point, the British Government collected information from “state papers and manuscripts relating to English affairs” that were located in northern Italian librairies. One such document from 1473 lists a Lorenzo Franchini as witness to a commercial affair in … Continue reading

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And So Franchini Drew His Sword …..

I stumbled across this interesting anecdote in the book Mann and manners at the court of Florence, 1740-1786: founded on the letters of Horace Mann to Horace Walpole (Dr. Doran). It recounts an incident that took place in Florence between … Continue reading

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