Tinney Heath

About me

Tinney Heath is the author of the novel A Thing Done, set in Florence in the thirteenth century. She has long been fascinated by Dante’s Florence – not that she’d want to live there; she knows too much about it now for that. But Dante’s life and writings are so rich in story subjects that she won’t run out of material any time soon. She writes about Florence, but she reads about everything. She also plays medieval and early Renaissance music on early wind instruments, including portative organ.

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Wheel of Fortune (Part 2 of 2)

O Fortune, like the moonyou are changeable,ever waxingand waning; hateful lifefirst oppresses and then soothes as fancy takes it;povertyand powerit melts them like ice.Fate - monstrousand empty,you whirling wheel,you are malevolent,well-being is vainand always fades to nothing,shadowedand veiledyou plague me too;now through the gameI bring my bare backto your villainy. (I would love to credit…

The Wheel of Fortune (Part 1 of 2)

Luck, be a lady.It would be hard to overstate the importance of Boethius's great work, The Consolation of Philosophy, among scholars in the middle ages and Renaissance. This profoundly influential book was written in the year 523 while the author was in prison awaiting trial (and execution the following year)…

Slut-Shaming in the Trecento (and, Poison)

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; } (or: How to Distinguish Fake News Six and a Half Centuries Before Snopes)Your long-AWOL blogger is back, once again bringing you more than you ever wanted to know about the middle ages in Italy. Today we will probe an instance of research serendipity…

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