From a small Italian community in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would ...
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Florence, August 1466: Lorenzo de'Medici, the 17-year-old heir to the dynasty, foils a murderous plot against his father and saves his family from a coup d'etat. The Medici still dominate Florence, ...
Florence, 1537: Alessandro de'Medici the Duke of Florence, lies murdered in his bed. His cousin is plucked from obscurity to lead Florence. He is just 17. His rivals think he's a puppet, but despite ...
Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »
From a small Italian community in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented power. They would also ignite the most important cultural and artistic revolution in Western history--the European Renaissance. But the forces of change the Medici helped unleash would one day topple their ordered world. Written by
There were actors in this series, so I don't know why IMDb doesn't list the actors who played Giovanni di Medici(Peter Guiness) and his son Cosimo (Pip Torens) among others. I have to say most of the talking heads were extremely irritating especially Dale Kent whose idiotic allusions to the Medici as 'Godfathers' made me want to scream. Lauro Martines who wrote "April Blood" was credible and knowledgeable. The rest are just as irritating as Kent; they are so pompous. Someone should have told them that 'There is a limit to the profitable elaboration of the obvious'. The producers would have done better with captions. That said, 'The Medici' was a fair production, with good photography and could whet one's appetite for more research into the subject. There was a chant played at the death of Giovanni di Medici that I wish I could find, the only memorable music in this series.
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