Lepanto and the Arts of Celebration

Iain Fenlon explores how Catholic Europe's great 16th-century sea victory over the Turk was celebrated and propagandised.

The Battle of Lepanto, unknown artist, late 16th centuryQuestion: what do the following have in common: a make of Spanish brandy, a station on the Rome underground and a stamp issued by Lesotho showing Mickey Mouse dressed as Don John of Austria? Answer.

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