Gregorio Leti

Gregorio Leti

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gregorio Leti was an Italian historian and satirist from Milan, who sometimes published under the pseudonym Abbe Gualdi, L'abb Gualdi, or Gualdus known for his works about the Roman Catholic Church, especially the papacy. All of his publications were listed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. The nephew of the Bishop of Acquapendente in Umbria, Leti was educated in a Jesuit school, but later became a Protestant. He resided in the court of Louis XIV of France and in 1680 that of Charles II of England, who commissioned him to write a history of England. Leti had access to the library of the Earl of Anglesey, which numbered over 5,000 volumes, as well as that of Bishop Gilbert Burnet. He wrote the first ever proper life of Elizabeth I of England, which includes many romantic embellishments about her youth and her mother, Anne Boleyn. Nevertheless, he may have used documents he found in the English libraries. Leti was also elected a member of the Royal Societyshow more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136641038
  • 9786136641034