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.
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”…
After seeing the gruesome spectacle of the plague in Florence through the eyes of Giovani bocaccio we follow the rising tension in the city and all over Tuscany that would eventually erupt in the rebellion known as the “Revolt of the Ciompi”. In the meantime, Florence also finds time to participate in the war of…