Sep 15 2020
Dr Stefano Jossa, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has just been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme research grant to study the Ridolfi Collection, at the archives of Royal Holloway. This is one of the most important collections from the Italian Renaissance owned by a British University Library. Almost unknown to the public and scholars, the collection comprises letters from members of the family and people linked to it that provide a unique insight into an Italian Renaissance family, including a Cardinal, Niccolò, as well as Roberto Ridolfi, who became famous for having plotted against Elizabeth I in 1571.