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Vittoria Colonna: With Some Account of Her Friends and Her Times by Maud F. Jerrold

Vittoria Colonna: With Some Account of Her Friends and Her Times - Maud F Jerrold

I quite enjoyed this book. Given that it was written in 1906, it is surprisingly academic compared to the other late nineteenth-century, early twentieth-century biographies and studies of Vittoria Colonna, and Michelangelo Buonarroti.


Vittoria Colonna from BarcelonaIt offers a very readable account of the Colonna family, their troubles with the popes of that time (Leo X, Clement VII, Paul II) and the political scene of Europe (Reformation, wars, Henry VIII, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, Martin Luther, Juan Valdés, Pietro Bembo, Baldassare Castiglione, Machiavelli, etc.)



Details & Where to Buy


This work is in the public domain and can be read and downloaded for free to read online or on your e-reader or Kindle at the Internet Archive. 


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Vittoria Colonna: With Some Account

of Her Friends and Her Times


Maud F. Jerrold


Ebook at The Internet Archive (Dent, 1906)




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