066 – Venice part 03

After addressing some listener questions on Venice, we first see Venice pass through a period of division and crisis before it finds a “saviour” in Pietro II Orsoleo who bring the city triumphantly into he new millenium.

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029 – New millennium, nationalist myths, same old mess

As a new millennium dawns on the Italian pensala, we see that nothing much has changed, at least for the moment, as we see Henry II of Bavaria attempting to take power in Italy and then become emperor.