Medici: Godfathers: Ep.3 – The Medici Popes

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance – The Medici Popes: Florence, 1501: 26-year-old Michelangelo carves a giant masterpiece which will come to symbolize his struggle against a family he once adored. Raised from a young age alongside the Medici heirs he watched as they were cast into exile with a price on their heads. Now they are searching for a path back to power. (55:00 min)

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  1. Redroom Studios says:

    Amazing piece of history… so many iconic names and personalities are intertwined with this story. I am left with the feeling that the Medici were like the Bush family of their time.

  2. shapeshift says:

    There were actually bright and benevolent Medici leaders as well. Without their patronage, we may not have some of the legacy in Western art and architecture which gave rise to the Renaissance. But yeah, were those Medici Popes corrupt or what? Wow.

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