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 […]
December 8, 2018

#36 The Avignon Popes – Part II

After the death of Clement V, Dante wrote to the Italian cardinals and urged them to hold out for an Italian pope who would return the […]
December 1, 2018

#35 The Avignon Popes – Part I

We want to go back and discuss the political situation in Italy in the 14th century. We mentioned in an earlier episode that in 1309, Pope […]
November 23, 2018

#34 Brunelleschi & The Dome V

BTW – in 1421, Bruno was awarded the world’s first ever patent for invention. The patent describes Bruno as “a man of the most perspicacious intellect, industry […]