Tag: Ferdinand of Naples
152 – Duke Francesco Sforza and his sex-crazed son (1450 – 1568)
Shortly after becoming duke, Francesco Sforza has to deal with a war against Venice, but then the peace of Lodi and the Italic league allow him some time to consolidate his power and start building projects in Milan, as well as chase after women, ending his life with a total of 35 children, only 8…
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…
140 – King Ferdinand’s woes (1458 – 1492)
After the death of Alphonse the Magnanimous, his illigitimate son, Ferdinand, has quite a time managing to hold on to the kingdom of Naples what with revolting Barons, meddling popes and even an Ottoman invasion! Will the poor man ever get any peace and quiet?