After watching The Borgias 4th episode, Lucrezia’s Wedding, I was intrigued by the storyline of Niccolo Machiavelli and Piero de’Medici. Recalling the scene of the two men meeting with Cardinal Della Rovere surrounded by Paolla Uccello’s “Battle of San Romano” forcibly taken from the Bartolini family by Piero’s father, Lorenzo the Magnificent, I started to research the son of ‘el Magnifico’ who was destined to take over the Medici empire. Very little information was available but I was able to find more through the Medici Archive, The Artist, the Philosopher and the Warrior, by Paul Strathern, and The Medici, Vol. I by George Frederick Young. While I have no idea where the plot in The Borgias will go with the Medici, albeit historically, the families are intertwined in their machinations.
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April 30, 2011 · 2:53 pm