Tribune of Rome: A Biography of Cola di Rienzo

Author

Iris Origo

Description

A biography of the medieval Italian politician and popular leader, Cola di Rienzo, who claimed to be the son of the Holy Roman Emperor but was actually the child of a washerwoman and a tavern-keeper in Rome. He inspired some famous poetry, including one of Petrarch's Odes and some poetry by Byron, whose life and work was Origo's own interests.

Genre

Biography

Original Language

English

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