143 Cosimus Medices Pater Patriae (1429 – 1464)

We finally get into the Medici in style with the man who is considered the founder of the family’s great fortune and political dominance. We follow Cosimo de Medici as he slowly asserts his power over the Republic of Florence with careful internal and external political manoeuvring to form what some have called the “crypto-signoria” of the Medici, all the while increasing their vast wealth in the face of many perils.

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