Palazzo Manchester: How the princes of the industrial revolution looked to Florence

'How proud we should be to grasp Michelangelo, if he could step upon the scene once more and... stand before us!'

Good morning members — today’s story explains why you can spot so many Italian-style buildings in Manchester. It’s by a new Mill contributor called Annie Beverley, who dived deep into the archives to write this great piece.

Last night’s members’ discussion thread was fantastic. We are still learning how to make these discussions work, but I think last n…

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