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Hungary's Philosopher King: Matthias Corvinus 1458-90

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Valery Rees surveys the life of the ruler who put 15th-century Hungary on the map, both culturally and geographically, but whose efforts may have put an intolerable strain on the body politic.

Renaissance-style cameos of Matthias and his Aragonese queen Beatrix, who brought with her an influx of Italian artists


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