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Questa settimana Eletta Senso (qui) ha presentato un nuovo gioco linguistico, cioè un testo che giochi sulla ripetizione del suono SCI/ SCE oppure un altro a vostra scelta.Ecco la mia proposta : Priscilla scese velocemente dallo scivolo affascinata da questa scenetta: con un ramoscello una scimmia sciamannata trascinava un vascello nel ruscello accanto a pesciolini… Read More Suoni 🔈

Lady Hamilton – Horatio Nelson: Back to England (part 24) 

Un inglese italianato è un diavolo incarnato. (Old Italian saying)The Englishman who acts like an Italian is the devil personified. Nelson‘s reward for his despicable actions of which he was guilty in the Bay of Naples against the surrendered patriots came in October 1799: the king made him Duke of Bronte and assigned him an… Read More Lady Hamilton – Horatio Nelson: Back to England (part 24) 

Lady Hamilton – Horatio Nelson and Naples (part 23) 

King Ferdinand IV, described as both “timid and bigoted” and “cruel and vengeful”, who had promptly fled away, now, when victory was assured, reappeared, condemning Ruffo’s “shameful capitulation”.The betrayal of the surrenders resulted in savage reprisals against anyone suspected of having supported the Republic or dishonoured the monarch. The harshness of the Bourbon reaction, with… Read More Lady Hamilton – Horatio Nelson and Naples (part 23) 

Lady Hamilton, Nelson and Neapolitan Patriots: Eleonora Pimentel Fonseca/V (part 22)

Queen Maria Carolina, who had declared a few years earlier that “she would like to be Robespierre”, made use of Nelson’s lover, Lady Hamilton, to induce him to carry out her revenge. Nelson therefore imprisoned the Republicans on the ship at anchor in the bay of Naples, pending further developments.At first it seemed that Eleonora… Read More Lady Hamilton, Nelson and Neapolitan Patriots: Eleonora Pimentel Fonseca/V (part 22)

Lady Hamilton, Nelson and Neapolitan Patriots: Eleonora Pimentel Fonseca/IV (part 21)

Accused of possessing and reading forbidden books and of holding sedition meetings at her house, Eleonora Pimentel was arrested and taken to the Vicaria prison. During her imprisonment, she wrote two poems: “Inno alla Libertà /Hymn to Freedom”, which she later recited at the proclamation of the Neapolitan Republic, and the famous sonnet “Rediviva Poppea,… Read More Lady Hamilton, Nelson and Neapolitan Patriots: Eleonora Pimentel Fonseca/IV (part 21)