Recap 07 – Episodes 139 – 160

We take our usual tour around Italy, this time focusing on the latter part of the 15th century and the start of the Renaissance with:

Aragonese in Sardinia and Sicily

Alphonse then Ferrante in the kingdom of Naples until his death in 1494

A series of interesting popes including Martin V, Eugene IV, Sixtus IV and Innocent VIII

The Medici in Florence, from Cosimo the Elder to Lorenzo the Magnificent

The Genoa of Christopher Columbus

The Savoy and the possible hoax of the Holy Shroud of Turin

Milan with Francesco Sforza taking over from the Visconti, then the assassination of Gian Galeazzo Sforza and finally the coup of Ludovico il Moro

Venice and their tangle with the Turks

Trentino Alto Adige and the bishop-counts

Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino and prince of the Renaissance

Finally, daily life, death and sex in the Middle Ages

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