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.

127 – Milan vs Florence: fight to the death (1395 – 1402)

Florence searches desperately to find support to resit the seemingly unstoppable expansion of the newly formed Duchy of Milan. Will they manage? Or will Gian Galeazzo Visconti complete his vision of including Florence in his dominions.

122 – Braccio da Montone’s last stand (1417 – 1424)

After following the impressive, almost invincible rise of warlord Braccio da Montone, we see the final chapter of his story: will he rise to even greater glory and perhaps cut out a kingdom in central Italy for himself or will it all come crashing down? Will the newly elected Pope Martin the fifth manage to set up a coalition strong enough to beat this great soldier?

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.