June 11, 2012
Monday, June 11
On this day in 1507, a vicious feud broke out between two Roman families, the Gorgas and the Guidices, possibly over a scandalous woodcut. The feud would last for 3 tumultuous years, and many parties and gatherings would be disrupted by their duels and wig snatching. Finally, the ruling Medici, Lucio "Roller" Medici, rounded up both factions and exiled them to the backwater isle of Sicily. During a sudden storm, the two ...