064 – Venice part 01

We take another break from our chronological progress to take a look at Venice as we have reached the fourth Crusade, the event that dramatically changed the maritime republic. IN this episode we go from the foundation to the Frankish attack in 810.

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013 – A look at the Catholic Church

We take a step back in time to fill in the history of the Catholic Church up t the point in our narrative, i.e. the fall of the Lombard kingdom in 774.

Thanks to Elia Locardi for the Vatican photo, check out his website: Elia Locardi

 

012 – Here come the Franks

In this episode the Franks make their definitive entrance into Italy and the existence of the Lombard kingdom hangs in the balance. We take a look at how the events really went and then go back, following the story of Alessandro Manzoni’s “Adlechi” to see a juicier version of the events.