132 – The end of the Visconti: how to lose a duchy (1410 – 1447)

Filippo Maria Visconti becomes sole ruler of the duchy of Milan after the assassination of his brother, Giovanni Maria. At first he manages to consolidate the crumbling duchy and set thing son the right path, but with the 1420’s, things get hectic and the Duke’s content plotting and intrigue may complicate things for him as the wars of Lombardy kick off, with Milan, Venice and Florence accompanied by a series of guest starts such as Naples, and Savoy, all the way to the end of the Visconti dynasty.

126 – Visconti family feud and a new duchy is born (1378 – 1395)

We see how the power-sharing solution for the government of Milan comes crashing down with power once again in the hands of a single man: Gian Galeazzo Visconti, who, after inheriting the holdings of his father and uncle, will create a Duchy that will last for centuries.

Meanwhile we also try and keep up with Florence and the other Tuscan cities as well as those of Piedmont Lombardi and Veneto as they do their best to counter the expansion of the new Duchy.

121 Braccio da Montone, Lord of Perugia (1407 – 1417)

In this second part three professional soldier and adventurer Braccio da Montone we see how he founded his own company which gained great success, earning a reputation for being invincible. We see how he fought in central Italy and got involved with the kingdom of Naples and some schism papal politics all the while keeping his eye on his greatest desire: the city of Perugia.

120 – Braccio da Montone, early life of a condottiero (1368 – 1406)

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.