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Re: The Stories of Teodolinda

I did not want to interrupt the interesting posts that Mikeh has in the Marriage Commemorations thread. Firstly, I would say there appears to be no evidence that the Handpainted cards of the Visconti/Sforza were for any commemorations at all. They seem to copy something that has gone before, but mad...

Re: The Stories of Teodolinda

Perhaps if I can explain it like this. A General Council was to gather at Basel in 1431 by Eugenius 1V. It had been decreed by theGeneral Council of Pavia in 1424 to be held in Basel and confirmed by Martin V. The iterinary was in part to bring the Eastern Church back into the fold of the Church Mil...

Re: The Chariot

CharlemagneShroud814.jpg I believe historically the Kings of Hearts in Playing cards has been Charlemangne. He was a catholic and spread his faith throughout his Empire- He was also the first Holy Roman Emperor. The above image is his shroud. In Dante's Divine Comedy the spirit of Charlemagne appea...

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