The visit of the Baroque master in 1665, writes Michael Greenhalgh, coincided with a rejection of Italian influence by French taste.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, writes David H. Kennett, the Austrian commander marched westward from the Alps across Italy to win a remarkable battle.
The first professional revolutionist was a descendant of Michelangelo’s brother; W.J. Fishman describes how, in Italy, France, and in exile, Filippo Buonarroti spent his life in radical conspiracy.
Noel Blakiston describes the actions of an ebullient British Consul in the Papal State during the final stages of Italian unification.
The Italian patriot’s visit to England was extraordinarily successful. But, writes Christopher Hibbert, Queen Victoria deplored the scenes it provoked; and Karl Marx described them as “a miserable spectacle of imbecility”.
From 1858 to 1870, a privileged and gifted English observer, Odo Russell, watched the declining fortunes of the Papal government. Russell reported in his strong and lucid style, writes Noel Blakiston, “as though they formed a chapter of medieval history.”
W. Baring Pemberton introduces the most intrepid of the Italian Liberator's English volunteers.
One of the key figures of the Italian Renaissance died on August 1st, 1464.
Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe examines the political machinations behind a visit to England in 1864 of the Italian patriot and ‘liberator’, darling of the English establishment and radicals alike.