Frankie then looked all set to win the following Medlock Links Handicap outright when edging ahead in the final furlong on Taipan, but Lombardic
rallied gamely in the last 100 yards to force a dead-heat
If an association is allowed between the expedition and the lombardic
chain, a likely time for the composition of Laetatus sum would be shortly after his return to Mantua, perhaps in 1596.
The National Museum of Wales are keen to acquire this item, which has Lombardic
lettering indicating that it dates back to the 13th or early 14th century.
Fitzwilliam 370, a manuscript containing eighteen full-page miniatures with accompanying notes in Lombardic
capitals at the top of each page, (139) is a "picture book" with only nine surviving folios.