148 – Peak and twilight of the Magnificent (1478 – 1492)
After the failed Pazzi conspiracy and its bloody vengeful aftermath, Lorenzo De Medici has to face war against pope Sixtus IV AND Naples AND Urbino. As if that wasn’t enough also plague and more plots. Then, would you believe it, another war, the salt war of Ferrara and once all that is over, a good…
113 – The definitive death of communal Milan (1339 – 1354)
Milan passes from Azzone Visconti to Giovanni and Luchino, expanding among the constantly warring city states of Northern Italy.
102 – Venice kicks off its 14th century (up to 1310’s)
We go back to one of our favorite destinations: Venice, which we last left at the start of the 13th century to bring the maritime republic up to the 14th. We see some crazy laws as the republic move more and more to an oligarchy and has bit of trouble as the 14th starts up,…
099 – The Visconti lose Milan and take it back again
Matte Visconti tries to pass power to his son Galeazzo, who ends up making a mess and losing the city to the Della Torre for almost a decade before would-be Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII come sto Milan and puts the Visconti back in power for the next few centuries, despite their own best efforts…
088 – Twilight of the communes
Before saying goodbye to the 13th century, we take a quick tour of the peninsula to tie up some loose ends, such as the maritime, republics, Piedmont and the situation with the communes.