We take a look at the early life of the adventurer and sword for hire Andrea Fortebraccio, known as Braccio da Montone. We see his exile from his native Perugia followed by his service for the Montefeltro of Urbino as they battle the Malatesta of Rimini and then the famous Alderigo da Barbiano of the company of Saint George, all the while taking a tour of the papal states during the Great Wester Schism.
We see the rather naughty and turbulent reign of Joanna II of Naples. Did she really deserve the nickname “the insatiable” or even “the mad”? Or was it just bad press?
After that we finally see the church get their act together and heal the Wester schism.
Quick update to try and get back on schedule and make a call for questions for a Q and A episode.
In this first of two parts of “The Italian Citizenship” podcast on important milestones we look at some important dates for Italian citizenship during the kingdom of Italy: 1861, 1912, 1922 and give some background to what was going on in those periods.
In the next episode we will be looking at the period of the Republic starting from 1946.
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We see how Sicily loses its independence to the Spanish and then cross over to the mainland to see how king Ladislaus of Naples gets some big ideas on expanding his kingdom.