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”…
099 – The Visconti lose Milan and take it back again
Matte Visconti tries to pass power to his son Galeazzo, who ends up making a mess and losing the city to the Della Torre for almost a decade before would-be Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII come sto Milan and puts the Visconti back in power for the next few centuries, despite their own best efforts…
081 – The last stand of the house of Staufen with guest host Marco Cappelli
Marco Cappelli tells us about the last stand of Conradine of Hohenstauen at the battle that took place near Marco’s home town Tagliacozzo.
Recap 02 – episodes 014 – 027
In this recap episode we look back over the period from the fall of the Lombard kingdom at the hands of Charlemagne in 774 to the year 1000.
Special: A load of baloney from Bologna Part 1
This is the first part of a two-part series on the history of the city of Bologna, from pre-history to the end of the Middle Ages.