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By Brendan DooleyBaccio Giovannini, the Florentine resident in Paris, writing on 10 June 1602, goes straight into detail:“My Most Serene Lord and Patron: After my last  letter on the fourth, since so many purges and ointments and poultices did nothing…

Argentina

Argentoratum, Argentina, Argentum, Argentaria, Argentoria, Strateburgis, Stradburgo (Strasburgensis, Straceburgensis), Straßburg (Elsaß, Alsace).Our handwritten newsletter from Argentina, (Archivio di Stato, Florence, MdP 4170, img 6531) is not from South America.But let’s take a closer look.  We learn,“The five companies of Zurich…

Irish Beef

The Irish were making trouble again, or so it seemed. The year was 1666, and relations between the Irish and the English, only recently becalmed following the close of the tumultuous Cromwellian period, were being roiled by a new crisis,…

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