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By Barry Jones

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ISBN-13: 9781863502412

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In America during the War of Independence, he was caught while negotiating with Benedict *Arnold for the betrayal of West Point, and hanged as a spy. In 1821 his grave was opened and his remains were later reinterred in Westminster Abbey. Andrea del Sarto (Andrea d’Agnolo di Francesco) (1486-1531). Italian painter, born in Florence. Son of a tailor, as the name suggests, he was a master of the High Renaissance period. Some of his best work is to be found in the frescoes in the churches of the Annunciation and St Salvi in Florence.

When Japan entered the war Alexander was sent to Burma and conducted the retreat with such skill that when *Rommel’s victories (1942) threatened Egypt he was chosen for the supreme command in the Middle East and was thus General in Charge of *Montgomery’s brilliant campaign which started at Alamein. Later he was *Eisenhower’s deputy (and successor) in the campaign that cleared North Africa, Sicily and eventually Italy of the enemy. One of the most successful generals in World War II, he served as Governor-General of Canada 1946-52 and Minister of Defence in Churchill’s Government 1952-54.

Alfieri, Vittorio, Conte (1749-1803). Italian dramatist. He inherited a fortune and his early life was occupied with travel and love affairs until the success of his first play, Cleopatra (1775), encouraged him to undertake a period of study. In Florence he fell in love with the Countess of Albany, wife of *Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie), and lived with her after the prince’s death (1788) for the rest of his life. He wrote over 20 plays by which he hoped to arouse Italy’s nationalist spirit and a hatred of tyranny.

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