Braddon’s Garibaldi


Another great poetry must read includes Braddon‘s Garibaldi. 

This fantastic poem celebrates the Garibaldi’s efforts which eventually united Italy – beginning with his Sicilian campaign leading the Expedition of the One Thousand. The poem narrates the broad sweep of Garibaldi’s tactical genius in Sicily – making references to key battles and landmarks as the story unfolds.

  • How could Garibaldi – with one thousand untrained enthusiasts – overcome the highly-trained foreign mercenaries then garrisoning the Sicilian kingdom?
  • How is it that Garibaldi is seemingly welcomed by Italians everywhere with open arms?

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