1 Leonardo Ginori Lisci, The Palazzi of Florence: Their History and Art (Florence: Giunti Barbèra, 1985), 513.
2 Alice Shield, Henry Stuart, Cardinal of York, and His Times (London: Longmans, Green, 1908), 208, incorrectly states that the arms are "on the staircase".
3 Ibid., 517. I have not been able to find any such door handles in the palace.
4 Herbert M. Vaughan, The Last Stuart Queen: Louise, Countess of Albany, Her Life & Letters (London: Duckworth, 1910), 29. The ground floor of the palace has many chambers with frescoed ceilings. It is possible that this statement is based upon a misunderstanding about the royal arms painted in the entrance hall. The claim is repeated by H.V. Morton, A Traveller in Italy (London: Methuen, 1964), 467.
5 James Denistoun, "The Stuarts in Italy", Quarterly Review 79 (December 1846); cf. Shield, 208.
6 Ginori Lisci, 518. The porter at the palace says that the palace has been occupied by student protesters several times, and that they might have been responsible for the loss of the weathervane.
Image 1 (Facade on Via Micheli, circa 1900): James Lees-Milne, The Last Stuarts: British Royalty in Exile (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983), plate 9.
Image 2 (Facade on Via Micheli, 2001): © Noel S. McFerran 2001.
Image 3 (Arms of King Charles III): © Noel S. McFerran 2001.
Image 4 (Western facade): © Noel S. McFerran 2001.
Image 5 (Weathervane): Charles Petrie, The Jacobite Movement: The Last Phase, 1716-1807 (London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1950), plate facing page 176.
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