139 – King Alphonse of Naples (1436 – 1458)
We go back a little to see how Alphonse V of Aragon actually got onto the throne of Naples and what he had to put up with once he got there dealing with Milan, Venice, Genoa and Florence, before a rather unprecedented alliance in 1454 under the “Italic League” when everyone became friends after the…
138 – Aragonese Sardinia and Sicily (1410 – 1500)
We take a quick look at some of the situations and key events in Sardinia and Sicily in the 15th century as the Aragonese consolidate their hold over their new possessions
118 Sicily goes Spanish and Naples gets big ideas (1372 – 1414)
We see how Sicily loses its independence to the Spanish and then cross over to the mainland to see how king Ladislaus of Naples gets some big ideas on expanding his kingdom.
117 – Eleonora of Arborea and the fall of Sardinia (1326 – 1410)
The life and times of the great “Giudchessa” and the fall of Sardinia to the Spanish.
NewsCappuccino: Roman helmets and insulting Austria – The Italian national anthem
onour of Italy’s splendid performance in the EURO cup, a taste on what you can hear on Patreon about the content of the Italian national anthem: the battle of Legnano, Scipio Africanus, the Sicilian Vespers and making fun go Austria.