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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 20

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 20 Still, he went through with the charade of being ignored by Cosimo, so that the spies of various other states could gleefully report that Sforza’s emissary was being given the cold shoulder. … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 19

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 19 Chapter 10 Florence, Tuscany Francisco had been–as was his habit–observant and taking mental notes during his journey to Florence. The first observation was that this principality had become rich pickings under the … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 18

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 18 Chapter 9 The Duchy of Milan Lucia looked at the letter from Carlo Sforza, inviting her mother to bring her to the Plazzo Ducale for an extended stay of a month or … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 17

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 17 “Perfect. And suggest that, for her safety, I would like my grand-daughter out of that pesthole that is Venice. My spies tell me her mother is back in Venice from wherever she’d … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 16

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 16 Francisco retreated from the water, bottle in hand, half tankard of beer forgotten, but his wits not lost. “Thank you,” he said, politely. His mind was in more of a ferment than … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 15

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 15 Chapter 8 The Duchy of Milan Francisco Turner had just come back to Milan with Carlo Sforza. They’d been readying several regiments, and a fair number of cannon for the move to … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 14

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 14 “Who would that be, Your Majesty?” “The Castellan of Braclaw and the Voivode of Zwinogrodek. Count Kazimierz Mindaug.” “A Lithuanian!” “He is of that origin, yes. Somewhat out of favor with the … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 13

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 13 In the darkness she put down the two oil-cloth bags. “I have hair from Eleni Faranese, and a cloth marked with the sweat of Violetta de’ Medici. How soon will they die?” … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 12

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 12 Chapter 6 Politics, places various Rimini Count Andrea Malatesta, Lord of Rimini, Forli, Cesena, Pesaro, Marquis of Ravenna, and Protector of Romagna was a nobleman’s nobleman. He traced his lineage back to … Continue reading

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All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 11

All The Plagues Of Hell – Snippet 11 Chapter 5 Venice Marco Valdosta had laboured long over the letter he had composed to his friend the Caviliero Francisco Turner. It was dangerous and difficult ground. He knew he was spied … Continue reading

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