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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.


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

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...


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