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Take Me Down To The Vatican City

Vatican 'Secret' Archives were resolutely a no go zone until 1881, when Pope Leo XIII opened them to researchers. The word "secret" simply refers to Private.

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Catherine de Medici owed her position as consort of Henri II to the political manoeuvring of her father-in-law, Francis I of France and his alliances with Popes Leo X and Pope Clement VII, both members of the Florentine de Medici family, to combat Spain and the Holy Roman Empire. The Medicis were not longstanding French [...]

from Bon Appetit

What Popes Liked to Eat and Drink for the Last 2,000 Years

"It has served us well, this myth of Christ." - Pope Leo X http://dailyatheistquote.com/list.aspx

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from Mail Online

Lauren Pope puts on a very leggy display in curve hugging dress

Heading out: The star left London's The Gore Hotel to head to the Bloodwise Christmas with...

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Clarice de' Medici (1493-1528). Daughter of Piero di Medici and Alfonsina Orsini. Niece of Pope Leo X and sister to Lorenzo II de Medici. Granddaughter of Lorenzo de Medici. Educated Catherine, the future Queen of France

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