She commissioned the epic poem, Morgane, by Luigi Pulci and founded the Chapel of The Visitation in the Basilica of San Lorenzo. They invented the middle class The Medicis knew control over money meant power, and by lending to kings and popes to finance wars and other extravagances, they could ask for favours in return. Contessina was born around the year 1400 and was married to Cosimo the Elder in 1415, when she was still just a teenager. During the episode exile in Venice, the church of Santa Maria della Salute built in the 1630s is repeatedly shown as part of the Venice city landscape. Okay, fine, some grape juice will do.
It's a homage without the presumption of being the one and only truth. The feud between the Medici and Pazzi continues into Medici season two. Characters arcs are a bit doomed by the fact you have relatively few episodes to develop them. Valentina Bellè is Lucrezia Tornabuoni. These scenes often incorrectly show the Duomo of Florence rising in the background to the north.
After the death of her husband in 1469, Lucrezia bought property and businesses to lease in Florence and Pisa which extended her connections. In short, you can't criticize the writers just because their story may not align with romanticized stuff made by others. His name, Nicolo Machiavelli, lives on, as does his legacy - a politics devoid of morality, devoted to ends regardless of means. Without these women, many of the famous Medici we know of today, never would have existed.
Through various flashbacks 20 years prior , we are introduced to Florence at the time of Giovanni, and to his relationship with his sons Cosimo and. In The Magnificent, Lorenzo takes control of the bank from his father Piero Julian Sands , who has become infirm. She acted as a political advisor, secured alliances between the Medici and the nobility and even mediated disputes between other families within the city. Her marriage to Cosimo was socially and politically important providing the Medici family with high status connections to help them stabilize their power in Florence. Desperate to regain the family's good graces, he wrote a book called The Prince about the exercise of wielding power. In the main timeline, we follow Cosimo de Medici played by Richard Madden , who has been elected as head of the Florentine Republic following the assassination of his father Giovanni de Medici Dustin Hoffman.
In reality, nobody may have 'dunnit' — history isn't conclusive on whether Giovanni was murdered. At the end of the series, he is expecting his first child with wife Lucrezia Valentina Belle in season one, Sarah Parish in season two. Lucrezia was also the daughter-in-law to Contessina de Bardi and Cosimo the Elder. She was a political adviser of her grandchildren, Lorenzo and Giuliano, and helped arrange marriage for noble families in Florence. Una revolución que desafió el pensamiento tradicional y cambió la historia, pero que también les hizo labrarse numerosos enemigos. He does this to avenge the murder of Rosa Giusy Buscemi , a common woman who Lorenzo falls in love with and who Giovanni kills along with the child she had with Lorenzo.
We have your next weekend plans all figured out: Grab some wine, popcorn, maybe some chocolate… Underage? The program is broadcast in several countries around the world, on 's premium service Zive in France and in. As for the differences with the 'real story', you have many because the writers have to still create their own fictional world around these characters otherwise it would be boring and predictable. I think this series has nothing to envy from other historical tv shows: the cast is great, music and cinematography excellent. In the time gap between the two seasons, Cosimo has died. .
Episodes will also be available to stream weekly on. They also found sneaky ways of charging interest — known as usury, which was a sin according to the Catholic Church — such as making a loan in one currency and have it be repaid in another, letting the exchange rate add a few percentage points of profit. The early bout of flashbacks can be a little disorientating and often offset the rhythm of the episodes but late on Medici: Masters Of Florence finds its groove and the show really comes into its own. The two had 10 kids together and in a time where men having lovers and illegitimate kids was considered almost the norm in society, Lorenzo had none.
Boasting some great acting and an impressive visual flair, Medici is well worth checking out, especially if you enjoy historical dramas. The creators took significant liberties with sets, often showing interior decorations, works of art, and exterior landscapes that were created many years after the events described in the series which occur in the mid-1430s. Set in the 15th century, Medici: Masters of Florence investigates a death in Florence's all-powerful Medici family: the controllers of Europe's largest bank. That these roles have not been properly represented so far in the series is probably more to do with the fact that her and Piero are still very young in the period concerned and so do not yet bear the responsibilities that they will go on to. However, her influence over Piero is sometimes displayed, albeit in a more traditional, nurturing manner — she often reassures him of his abilities and urges him to assert his authority within the Signoria and to stand up to his father. I, however, find the differences are, for the most part, functional to the narrative and this version of the characters thus the writers' vision.
The actions she takes go far beyond what she would have been able to do as a woman in the fifteenth century — this is a misrepresentation of not only her own personality but of women in the period and the extent of the power they possessed. The Medici family tutor, Galileo. She assisted poor women without dowries by giving her own money to them so they could marry. A political, family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century.