Welcome to Florio Journal
Florio Journal (FJ) is a free online archive which features all primary sources that document the life and career of John Florio. It includes letters, documents, images, and transcriptions of all known documentary, manuscript, and printed references to John Florio, his works, and additional references to his family during their lifetime and thereafter.
NEW DOCUMENTS ON MICHELANGELO FLORIO
In this article (Nuova Rivista Storica, Anno CVI, Settembre-Dicembre 2022, Fascicolo III) Andrea Bocchi reconstructs the confinement of Michelangelo Florio in the Roman prison in Tor di Nona and later […]
JOHN FLORIO, VENETIAN AMBASSADORS, AND THE JACOBEAN COURT ENTERTAINMENTS
In a letter dated December 24 1608, the Venetian ambassador Marco Antonio Correr thanked John Florio for having invited him to a special event, possibly a court masque, performed during […]
NEW DOCUMENTS ON JOHN FLORIO
LOST CHILDREN & LIFE IN LONDON The personal life of John Florio has been the object of scattered studies these past centuries, which have thrown a new light upon his […]
JOHN FLORIO’S SONNETS TO QUEEN ANNE OF DENMARK
THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF ITALIAN ENCOMIASTIC POETRY ADDRESSED TO AN ENGLISH SOVEREIGN When in 1604 John Florio became Groom of the Privy Chamber, he was living at court, holding a […]
JOHN OR GIOVANNI FLORIO? JOHANNES FLORIUS!
New documents in the Hawthornden manuscripts show that John Florio was known among his contemporaries by the name of “Johannes”. His real name was Giovanni, but he called himself John. […]
JOHN FLORIO’S HOLOGRAPHIC WILL: AN ANALYSIS
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF JOHN FLORIO WITH THE SEAL OF HIS ARMS, HIS HANDWRITING, THE CORRECTIONS, AND MUCH MORE. On July 20 1625, at 72 years […]
MICHELANGELO FLORIO’S SONG TO COSIMO I DE’ MEDICI
A NEW DOCUMENT ON MICHELANGELO FLORIO Recently, I had the pleasure to discover a new document on Michelangelo Florio that has never come to light before, which testifies his interest […]
BRITISH LIBRARY UNVEILS JOHN FLORIO’S LETTER TO SIR ROBERT COTTON
Read the original document handwritten by John Florio The British Library has digitised a collection of original letters addressed to Sir Robert Bruce Cotton , (b. 1571, d. 1631), first […]
JOHN FLORIO’S POWERS OF RHETORICAL AMPLIFICATION
In a letter dated 1608, the Venetian ambassador Giorgio Giustinian asked John Florio to use his powers of rhetorical amplification for Queen Anna of Denmark. It was 1608, and John […]
JOHN FLORIO’S WILL: THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.
John Florio’s will of July 20th, 1625 opens with a noble flourish: “John Florio of Fulham in the Countie of Middlesex Esquire ..well remembring and knowing that nothing is more […]