The Medici Wedding of 1600 (2/9)

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Masters of the heart of the Renaissance and one of the most famous families throughout history, when Marie de Medici married into the French throne in King Henry IV, there was no better excuse for one of the grandest ceremonies in history. With seemingly no end to the budget at his disposal, Bernardo Buontalenti spared no expense in securing the extravogence and awe that would fit such an occasion, namely the fifty odd courses or so he supplied. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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