April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici pdf epub fb2

April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici by Lauro Martines, Illustrated pdf epub fb2

April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici Author: Lauro Martines, Illustrated
Title: April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici
ISBN: 0224061674
ISBN13: 978-0224061674
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Pages: 324 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; BC ed. edition (2003)
Language: English
Category: History
Size PDF version: 1527 kb
Size EPUB version: 1424 kb
Subcategory: Europe




In April 1478, a plot to murder the two heads of the powerful Medici family dramatically miscarried. The younger of the two brothers was killed, but Lorenzo the Magnificent, the brilliant poet and connoisseur escaped. A bloodbath followed and all of Italy was at once affected as it emerged that the Pope, the King of Naples, and the Duke of Urbino were deeply implicated in the plot, and that binding treaties required Milan and Venice to assist Florence. If the conspirators had succeeded and Lorenzo had been killed the future of the Medici family and, indeed, of the Florentine state would have been utterly transformed.