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A Question of Justice

A Question of Justice

by Monica Spence
A Question of Justice

A Question of Justice

by Monica Spence



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"A Question of Justice"is a short story based on historical fact.
Benevento Cellini is a renowned artist, much sought after as a sculptor and goldsmith, though he is egotistical, temperamental and boastful. His reputation for anger and violence are as well-deserved as his reputation for creating magnificent artwork.
Cosimo de Medici, the second Duke of Florence, is inspired by the example of his prominent Medici ancestors, and is a noted benefactor of the arts. As Cellini's patron, he is the sponsor of some of the finest works made by the artist. Over the years, Cosimo has ruled his city with patience and an even hand. His ideas of justice cut across class lines--most unusual in the Renaissance.
This is the story of the relationship between two strong-willed men and how they came to clash over their views of right and wrong, and of what justice means to both men.

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BN ID: 2940013308176
Publisher: Clio Books
Publication date: 09/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 527 KB

About the Author

Monica Elaine Spence can usually be found writing or researching her next historical novel. She is an Assistant Editor for the Compleat Anachronist, a publication for the SCA and reviews fiction and non-fiction for the Historical Novel Society. She is a member of the Costume Society of America, the Sixteenth Century Society, the Society for Renaissance Studies, the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America and a past President of the Long Island Romance Writers.
She designed swimwear for Seventh Avenue firms for 24 years, following a six-year stint as a theatrical costume designer. Currently, Monica is a professor in both the Fashion Studies and the Liberal Arts and Studies departments at the Art Institute of New York City where she teaches Fashion History, Textiles, and various technical subjects, as well as the occasional English class. She is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the England’s Lancaster University. She holds a MA in Writing Popular Fiction and a BA in Theater (Costume), both from Seton Hill University. She also earned a MA in Theater (Costume) from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has taken courses at the University of Rhode Island, the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology and the Philadelphia College of Art.
When Monica is not reading, writing, or researching, you can find her in her sewing room reproducing the garments seen in Sixteenth Century portraits for herself and her husband, Paul, who are long-time members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. In November 2008, she traveled to Florence to study the extant clothing from the Medici burials.
In her copious spare time, Monica is “dog mom” to her West Highland White Terriers, MacDuff, Raleigh, Byron, Cecil, Eddie and Angus.
Monica credits her wonderful husband, Paul, for his support in keeping her sane and being the best “plot consultant” in the history of the written word.

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