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Ambassadors and arms dealers in sixteenth-century Italy
August 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
In this talk, Dr Catherine Fletcher will explore the exponential rise in the production, sale and ownership of handguns in the first half of the sixteenth century. From a plot to smuggle gunpowder into Siena in wine barrels, to gun-toting Lutheran women in the Italian hills, this talk explores the challenge handguns posed for international relations.