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Radda

1478

August 19

on Monday

A peasant was tried and hung, and was taken down as dead and placed on a bier; but having reached the Tempio,(1) he recovered consciousness, not being dead. He was taken to (the hospital of) Santa Maria Nuova, where he died a few days after. All Florence saw him.

And on the same day the enemy (the Sienese) encamped before Radda and Panzano.

(1) The Oratory of the Company of Santa Maria del Tempio, which consoled those condemned to death, and buried their bodies. It was beyond the Porta alla Giustizia, near the Porta alla Croce, outside the walls.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.
Sunrise in Panzano was at 5:59 AM and sunset was at 6:06 PM.
Sunrise in Radda was at 5:59 AM and sunset was at 6:06 PM.

1478

August 24

on Saturday

5 days later

The people about Rovezzano took fright, and the alarm was sounded and they fled into Florence with all their possessions, by the Porta alla Croce, so that it really seemed as if the territory were lost. Such a terror were never seen, everyone being utterly dismayed. They did not consider themselves safe even in Florence, and suffered much discomfort and misery.

And on the same day we last Radda, which was sacked and burnt.

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The moon was waning crescent that night.
Sunrise in Radda was at 5:58 AM and sunset was at 6:05 PM.
Sunrise in Rovezzano was at 5:58 AM and sunset was at 6:05 PM.
Sunrise in Florence was at 5:58 AM and sunset was at 6:05 PM.

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Luca Landucci; "A Florentine Diary"; p. 23

1478

August 27

on Tuesday

3 days later

We lost Meletuzzo and San Polo, the constable there having been guilty of treachery.

And on the same day, Pretone and his brother the constable of Radda, and Jacopo Vecchietti who was a commissary there, were arrested, and they were imprisoned in the Stinche, as it was said that they had been guilty of treachery. A man of San Polo was also taken, and was put to the rack.

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The moon was a new moon that night.
Sunrise in San Polo was at 5:57 AM and sunset was at 6:04 PM.
Sunrise in Radda was at 5:57 AM and sunset was at 6:04 PM.

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