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A chance discovery provided the author with the key to unlocking the centuries old enigma of Botticelli's Primavera - the famous Renaissance masterpiece painted for the private viewing of a Medici. This book is extremely well researched and beautifully produced with eighty colour plates.
By John Symons
Tracing the life of the author's father, this title follows him through his childhood in the west of England, his successful 25-year career in the Indian Army prior to the country's independence in 1947, and his final years in Devonshire, where he raised a family while the symptoms of Huntington's...
Volume 7 Book VIII of the Latin edition is dedicated to one of Ficino's correspondents, King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary. Most of the dated letters are from June 1487 to October 1488, part of Florence's "golden decade", when Lorenzo de' Medici's astute politicking made him peacemaker of the warring states...
By L.L. Blake
This book, which includes a transcript of large parts of the coronation service, shows how the ceremony plays a much more important part in the life of our nation than is generally recognised. It is not just an empty ceremony but the occasion when Divine Law is acknowledged as the...