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Stefano Dall’Aglio sheds new gentle at the infamous Florentine Lorenzino de’ Medici (also referred to as Lorenzaccio) and on of the main notorious assassinations of Italian Renaissance heritage. In 1537 Lorenzino replaced the process historical past by means of murdering Alessandro de’ Medici, first duke of Florence, and paving the way in which for the accession of the hot duke, Cosimo I. In 1548 Lorenzino was once killed in Venice in revenge for the assassination he had dedicated. Basing his paintings on wide examine within the old documents of Florence and Simancas, Dall’Aglio reconstructs the occasions surrounding those murders and regarding the Medici, their loyalists, the Florentine republican exiles, and a few of the main strong sovereigns of the time. the 1st booklet in a century, and the 1st paintings in English, to check the lifetime of Lorenzino de’ Medici, this interesting revisionist heritage is as gripping as a detective novel, as Dall’Aglio unravels a 500-year-old secret, revealing that in the back of the bloody dying of the duke’s murderer there has been the Emperor Charles V.

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