Interview: Artemisia Gentileschi with Lori from “Her Half of History”
We were lucky enough for Lori from the Her Half of History podcast to come and talk about the 17th century female Roman artist Artemisia Gentileschi. She overcame great trauma and injustice at a young age to become one of the most important and successful painters of her time and the centuries that followed. Check out Lorie’s site:
146 – Lorenzo vs Sixtus and America’s beautiful cousin (1471 – 1476)
The rivalry between Lorenzo de Medici and pope Sixtus IV, Francesco della Rovere starts to heat up as they clash over lands and resources, reaching very dangerous levels. Meanwhile the Medici brothers find time for another great tournament and Giuliano finds love with the most beautiful woman in Florence, the “living Venus” Simonetta Vespucci, whose…
144 – A sickly father, a magnificent mother amd balls (1464 – 1468)
Piero De Medici takes over the shadow government of Florence at the death of his father, Cosimo, and with the help of his wife and son manages to hold the reigns, overcome a plot on his life and a war with a rather interesting character, Bartolomeo Colleoni.
143 Cosimus Medices Pater Patriae (1429 – 1464)
We finally get into the Medici in style with the man who is considered the founder of the family’s great fortune and political dominance. We follow Cosimo de Medici as he slowly asserts his power over the Republic of Florence with careful internal and external political manoeuvring to form what some have called the “crypto-signoria”…
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?