#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...
#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┬áMedici as the papal bankers. And Papa Joe retires and hands over control of the bank to his two sons – Cosimo and Lorenzo. Then...