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prince of foxes by Samuel Shellebarger

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Elizabeth
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Post by Elizabeth » Wed June 9th, 2010, 5:35 pm

[quote=""MLE""]
Elizabeth, you might want to change your tag line. At first glance, I thought you were writing about Robert Browning. Not being much of a fan of his era, I glanced past it, uninterested. I had no idea the novel was about Renaissance Ferrara--which DOES interest me--until I looked at it closer on this thread.
(actually, I think I do remember you mentioning that in your introduction now, but there's an object lesson on how fleeting the attention span is.)[/quote]

Ack, I don't want that! Will change ASAP. Thanks for the tip!
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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed June 9th, 2010, 6:43 pm

Ah, the new one has my interest at once!

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Post by Kveto from Prague » Sat June 12th, 2010, 6:46 am

[quote=""MLE""]Oops, I stand corrected on the 'happily ever after' comment. Looks like Lucrezia didn't change much from the standards she was raised to, once married into Ferrara. And I see there are scads of novels out on her. Guess I never really looked.

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I dont know for sure but im under the impression that Lucezia has been treated poorly by history. I dont think she was as devious as has been portrayed i think she was just easily manipulated by her brother and father, used as a conveinient tool in Roman politics. One thing that she had that all good italian woman of the time had was intense family loyalty. thats probably what got her in trouble.

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