The year is 1499. The French are invading Milan and the Duke is going into hiding. What will Leonardo da Vinci do? Will he heed the advice of his good friend Luca Pacioli and flee the city also? Or will he stay and try to live in the same city with the likes of Cesare Borgia?
And once he has decided to leave, can he really bring himself to go to Mantua, and be at the mercies of Isabella d'Este?
Join Leonardo and Luca as they leave Milan and make their way to Mantua and eventually Venice.
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Catherine has spent most of the last thirty years educating her twelve children, while also teaching classes for other homeschoolers -- classes from Shakespeare to Government to Economics and more. When she teaches, she strives to make history come alive for her students. She immerses them in each subject, including taking them on trips across the country to experience history where it happened.
With more than a passing interest in Leonardo da Vinci, Catherine has been researching, teaching, and writing about him for more than a decade. Her first work on him was a short, but fairly complete biography, Da Vinci: His Life and His Legacy, Leonardo the Florentine was her first novel, in the series, The Life and Travels of Da Vinci, followed by Leonardo: Masterpieces in Milan, and Leonardo: To Mantua and Beyond. (But the books can be enjoyed in any order!)