15th Century Italy Part 2

Welcome back let’s dive right into Milan! The Duchy of Milan was a brand-new state, only 7 years old in 1402, when its first Duke passed away. Gian Galeazzo Visconti spent most of his reign conquering territory in an attempt to reunite Northern Italy and bickering with the French due to a rivalry between the… Continue reading 15th Century Italy Part 2

Iron Crown of Lombardy

Every kingdom has its crown, but not many can claim to have origins dating to biblical times. According to legend, the Iron Crown of Lombardy was forged with a nail from the True Cross. The legend says St. Helena, mother of Constantine, had it created and considering studies show the crown was constructed from two… Continue reading Iron Crown of Lombardy