#49  The Rise Of The Medici (part 11)

#49 The Rise Of The Medici (part 11)

Albizzi tries to get the Signoria to pass the death sentence on Cosimo. Meanwhile, Cosimo waits nervously for his brother Lorenzo, Niccolo da Tolentino and his mercenaries to rescue him from his cell, while expecting his execution to come at any time. Renaissance...
#48  The Rise Of The Medici (part 10)

#48 The Rise Of The Medici (part 10)

Florence’s war with Lucca was like the assassination of Franz Ferdinand. It set off a string of conflicts across northern Italy. When Cosimo gets back to the city, he finds it in chaos and broke. So he bails it out. And then he gets arrested. Renaissance Times...
#47  The Rise Of The Medici (part 9)

#47 The Rise Of The Medici (part 9)

When the Florentines attack the town of Lucca in 1430, Milan sends mercenary Francesco Sforza to their defense. The Florentines, outmatched militarily, do what rich people always do when they get in trouble – they bribe their way out of it. Renaissance Times...
#46  The Rise Of The Medici (part 8)

#46 The Rise Of The Medici (part 8)

While in Rome, Cosimo gets himself a sexy slave girl – Maddalena. And when Papa Joe dies, Cosi took over as head of the family. He decided the Medici should have a genuine palazzo of their own and commissioned old mate Bruno to design something nice. And he...
#45  The Rise Of The Medici (part 7)

#45 The Rise Of The Medici (part 7)

Papa Joe Medici dies, leaving control of the Medici Bank and the family fortune – now the largest in Italy – to his son, Cosimo Di Giovanni de Medici. Renaissance Times (Silver): (Protected Content)Renaissance Times (Gold): (Protected Content)Renaissance...
#44  The Rise Of The Medici (part 6)

#44 The Rise Of The Medici (part 6)

The Medici continue their rise to power. In 1421, Papa Joe became gonfaloniere. Around the same time, Pope Marty finally appointed the Medici as the papal bankers. And Papa Joe retires and hands over control of the bank to his two sons – Cosimo and Lorenzo. Then...