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Lucrezia Borgia

On this day in History- 1480Lucrezia Borgia, Italian daughter of Pope Alexander VI- Born

Lucrezia Borgia (Italian pronunciation: [luˈkrɛtsja ˈbɔrdʒa]; Catalan: Lucrècia; Catalan pronunciation: [luˈkrɛsiə]; 18 April 1480 – 24 June 1519) was the daughter of Pope Alexander VI and Vannozza dei Cattanei. Her brothers included Cesare BorgiaGiovanni Borgia, and Gioffre Borgia.

Lucrezia’s family…

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Mileševa monastery

Mileševa (Serbian Cyrillic: Милешева, pronounced [mîlɛʃɛʋa] or [milɛ̌ʃɛʋa]) is a Serbian Orthodox monastery located near Prijepolje, in southwestSerbia. It was founded by King Vladislav, in the years between 1234 and 1236. The church has frescoes by the most skillful artists of that time, including one of the most famous in Serbian culture, the “White Angel“, which depicts an angel on Christ’s…

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Monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian

Monastery of Saint Moses the Abyssinian

Mar Musa or Deir Mar Musa al-Habashi (Syriac: ܕܝܪܐ ܪܡܪܝ ܡܘܫܐ ܟܘܫܝܐ deiro d-mor mūše kūšoyoArabic: دير مار موسى الحبشي‎ / ALA-LCdayr mār Mūsá al-Ḥabashī, literally “the monastery of saint Moses the Abyssinian“) is a monastic community of Syriac Catholic rite, situated near the town ofNabk, approximately 80 kilometers north of Damascus, on the Eastern slopes of the Anti-Lebanon. The main church…

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St Andrews: the glorious Cathedral

St Andrews: the glorious Cathedral

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Princess of Eboli History Masquerade:

This is a super Cathedral , It took 150 years to build, the story behind this cathedral is great, I am going to reblog this great cathedral !!!!!

Originally posted on The Hazel Tree:

In 1160, the Augustinian canons who had taken over the incumbency of St Rule’s church at St Andrews began to lay the foundations for a much larger building on the same site.

The…

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HFVBT Presents D.W. Bradbridge’s The Winter Siege Virtual Tour, April 7-18

HFVBT Presents D.W. Bradbridge’s The Winter Siege Virtual Tour, April 7-18

Please join author D.W. Bradbridge as he tours the blogosphere for The Winter Siege from April 7-18.

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Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Electric Reads
Paperback; 488p
ISBN-10: 1492795712

1643. The armies of King Charles I and Parliament clash in the streets and fields of England, threatening to tear the country apart, as winter closes in around the parliamentary stronghold of Nantwich. The…

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HFVBT Presents Carol Cram’s The Towers of Tuscany Book Blast, April 7-13

HFVBT Presents Carol Cram’s The Towers of Tuscany Book Blast, April 7-13

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours and author Carol M. Cram are excited to announce The Towers of Tuscany Book Blast! Join us from April 7-13 as The Towers of Tuscany is featured around the blogosphere, along with a chance to win one of three copies of this amazing new novel! Called “a beautifully crafted masterpiece of historical fiction“, “lush”, and “page-turning” Cram’s debut novel will…

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HFVBT Presents Carol Cram’s The Towers of Tuscany Book Blast, April 7-13

HFVBT Presents Carol Cram’s The Towers of Tuscany Book Blast, April 7-13

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours and author Carol M. Cram are excited to announce The Towers of Tuscany Book Blast! Join us from April 7-13 as The Towers of Tuscany is featured around the blogosphere, along with a chance to win one of three copies of this amazing new novel! Called “a beautifully crafted masterpiece of historical fiction“, “lush”, and “page-turning” Cram’s debut novel will…

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HFVBT Presents Peter Danish’s The Tenor

HFVBT Presents Peter Danish’s The Tenor

Originally posted on Princess of Eboli:

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Tour Schedule: http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/thetenortour

Tour Hashtag: #TheTenorVirtualTour

Publication Date: February 24, 2014
Pegasus Books
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

The Tenor is a sweeping tale of historical fiction in the style of Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” and De Burniere’s “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.” It swiftly moves from Pino…

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HFVBT Presents Peter Danish’s The Tenor

HFVBT Presents Peter Danish’s The Tenor

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Tour Schedule: http://hfvirtualbooktours.com/thetenortour

Tour Hashtag: #TheTenorVirtualTour

Publication Date: February 24, 2014
Pegasus Books
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

The Tenor is a sweeping tale of historical fiction in the style of Ann Patchett’s “Bel Canto” and De Burniere’s “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.” It swiftly moves from Pino Vaggi’s youth in pre-war Italy, to his coming…

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Sofonisba Anguissola

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Sofonisba Anguissola (also spelled Anguisciola) (c. 1532 – 16 November 1625) was an Italian Renaissance painter born in Cremona. She received a well-rounded education that included the fine arts, and her apprenticeship with local painters set a precedent for women to be accepted as students of art. As a young woman, Anguissola traveled to Rome where she was introduced to Michelangelo, who…

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