While still doing a little dillying and a touch of dallying, we take a moment to look at the recent Women’s Fifa soccer world cup and relive some soccer memories from the great state of Virginia.
While waiting to get back on track, we take a virtual trip to Puglia and answer some listener questions and comments
in the first half of the 12th century, with communes popping up like mushrooms, Rome wasn’t just gonna sit back and let them have all the fun. However, if there’s something about Rome, it’s that there is always a pope around.
We accompany Duke Roger of Sicily, Puglia and Calabria in his attempt to set up a kingdom before we take a look around our spanking new communes.
We finally get back to the chronological narration of Italian history, popping in to see a new Holy Roman Emperor, a new pope, or couple of popes and catch up with the ambitious Normans