January 17, 2019

#40 The Rise Of The Medici (part 3)

THE MEDICI FAMILY fortunes eventually passed into the hands of Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici, head of the Cafaggiolo branch of the family, so called because […]
January 8, 2019

#39 The Rise Of The Medici (part 2)

The rise of the Medici included a few false starts, due to a failed military campaign and a working class revolution. Meanwhile Florence prospered, in part […]
January 5, 2019

#38 The Rise Of The Medici (part 1)

One of the one of the most powerful and influential families of the Renaissance – the Medici – took centuries to rise to power. But when […]
December 13, 2018

#37 The Avignon Popes – Part III

Against complaints about how much they were demanding, the popes said “hey looking this good isn’t easy!” Clement VI had been forced to lend Philip VI […]