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  • Review: The Marriage Portrait

    Review: The Marriage Portrait

    Florence, 1544 to 1561 A.D. Masterfully written, this is the tale of the little-known (and heretofore little researched) Lucrezia Medici, daughter of Cosimo I and Eleanora di Toledo, who died at the age of 17, at the hands of her husband, Alfonso II d’Este, Duke of Ferrara. Or did she…

  • Review: Murder of a Medici Princess

    Review: Murder of a Medici Princess

    Florence, 1542 to 1612 In Murder of a Medici Princess, Caroline P. Murphy, takes a wide view of the life and times of Isabella, daughter of Cosimo I, and his son, Francesco, to give full context to the scandal of how Isabella and her young cousin, Eleonora di Garzia di Toledo (aka Dianora) were both…