Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love - Part Four, In Care of the Tuscan Embassy, Villa Medici, Rome Summary & Analysis

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This trip to Rome proved to be the time in which Galileo would be tried for his crimes against the church. Galileo had several powerful men on his side, including Francesco Niccolini and Francesco Cardinal Barberini, Pope Urban's nephew. As Galileo's health was still poor, he often remained indoors at the home of Francesco and Caterina Niccolini, who were pleased to receive Galileo at the Tuscan Embassy once again. It was also implied that Galileo should stay indoors as much as possible for his own safety.

Galileo had no idea how long he would be required to stay in Rome and desperately missed his house in Arcetri. To ensure everything would run smoothly while he was away, Galileo gave executive power to Maria Celeste over...

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