157 – Venice out of the middle ages and into uncertainty (1454 – 1492)
After the peace of Lodi, the relative stability on the peninsula allows Venice to concentrate on the Ottomans again and the inevitable first war breaks out in 1463. Before that, we see one of the few doge’s to actually be deposed, Francesco Foscari a record breaking doge for various reasons and sexy actor in “The Medici” Tv series. Then, when Venice reaches a rather humiliating…
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?
133 – catching up with Genoa… again (1310 – 1442)
and 15th century Genoa to catch up on all their wars with Venice and the Aragonese as well as all the internal infighting between the various Doria, Spinola, Fieschi, Grimaldi and Campofregaso for which external rulers are constantly called in, the, Anjou, Milan, France, Monferrato, milan again and so on.