Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / Volume III: The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
IV: The Morea, 1311-1364, pp. 104-140 PDF (13.6 MB)
140 A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES III disappeared except for Venetian protection; since Robert provided no protection, it was the republic's matter to care for the duchess's future and security. The republic was of course determined that Florence should marry only a Venetian subject and thus continue the regime of indirect Venetian control of the Archipelago. To forestall any attempt by the Acciajuoli to kidnap Florence, the Venetian authorities of Euboea abducted her first and conveyed her to Crete. In 1364 she was married in Venice itself to her cousin Nicholas Sanudo, called Spezzabanda. Archbishop John Acciajuoli died in 1363. 47 On November 8, 1365, the life of his famous kinsman Nicholas would end. Although he would be succeeded as grand seneschal by his eldest son Angelo, his true successor as the most influential Acciajuoli in Greece was to be his young cousin Nerio. Already in 13 63—1364 Nerio had entered the ranks of the Achaean feudality by purchasing for 6,000 ducats the baronies of Vostitsa and Nivelet from Marie of Bourbon, who had at first pawned them to Nicholas. We shall have frequent occa sion in the following chapter to allude to the later activities of the Acciajuoli in Greece, especially the extraordinary fortune which Nerio found there. 47. On this date see Leonard, "La Nomination de Giovanni Acciaiuoli," p. 513, note 1, and p. 531, note 3. Louis of Taranto had died in 1362, and Joanna had taken as her third husband James of Majorca (d. 1375).
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