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Murder in Medieval Florence

June 02, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Speaker: Dr Nick Gordon

Academy Travel continue to be proud sponsors of the Nicholson Museum’s 2018 Saturday series, Postcards from the Past.

Florence, Easter Day 1215. A young nobleman is pulled from his horse, beaten and murdered for insulting a rival family and spurning their daughter. His body is left in the street for his family – leaders of one of the city’s most powerful factions – to collect. Although Florence was a more violent place than many other cities in Italy in this period, this murder was special and would trigger decades of political turmoil, which sometimes escalated to running battles through the streets and dinner guests being dispatched between courses.

Dr Nick Gordon holds a University Medal and PhD in history from the University of Sydney. He taught at universities in Sydney for 10 years, and now splits his time between painting and travelling, to take tours for Academy Travel and for his own research and pleasure.

This event is free, though booking through the Nicholson Museum is required. Contact # (02) 9351 2812.


June 2, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


General Lecture Theatre, Main Quadrangle, University of Sydney
University Place
Camperdown, NSW 2050 Australia
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