"How can you make Renaissance-style hot chocolate? Which Renaissance genius came up with the world's first helicopter design? How did Renaissance people use turnips to cure the common cold? This title unravels the mysteries of life in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Find out what staying in an Italian palace was really like, how to win friends in Renaissance high society, and where you could go to the theatre for only a penny."
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