The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro De' Medici by Catherine Fletcher

The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro De' Medici

Catherine Fletcher

nonfiction biography history informative medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2016

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Ruler of Florence for seven bloody years, 1531 to 1537, Alessandro de' Medici was arguably the first person of color to serve as a head of state in the Western world. Born out of wedlock to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo de' Medici, he was the la...
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