05 Jun 1489

Caterina Cornaro abdicates

Caterina Cornaro abdicates:

The climax was reached when the procession came to the basilica of St mark. Caterina was met by the Patriarch and many priests. There was a long and solemn address, then a Te Deum was sung, before the moment everyone had been waiting for and Caterina formally handed over the crown of Cyprus. A new final chapter in her life had begun.

(Extract from Caterina Cornaro, ed by David and Iro Hunt, 1989)