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FatRascal
12-07-2009, 12:11 PM
I've long been interested in the Medici family and their rule over the Florentine city-state, and in particular Lorenzo "Il Magnifico" who, whilst not perhaps the cunning businessman and powermonger that his grandfather Cosimo was, was arguably the epitome of the "Renaissance Man."

Anyway, there's an EXCELLENT book called "April Blood" by Dr Lauro Martines which is all about the Pazzi conspiracy to assassinate Lorenzo, and the subsequent brutal vengeance and repression implemented by the Medici family in the "clampdown" that followed.

It's a non-fiction book, but paints such a vivid picture of the time and all of the goings-on.

Highly recommended as "further reading." Don't expect any Templar-related conspiracy theories though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sep.

FatRascal
12-07-2009, 12:11 PM
I've long been interested in the Medici family and their rule over the Florentine city-state, and in particular Lorenzo "Il Magnifico" who, whilst not perhaps the cunning businessman and powermonger that his grandfather Cosimo was, was arguably the epitome of the "Renaissance Man."

Anyway, there's an EXCELLENT book called "April Blood" by Dr Lauro Martines which is all about the Pazzi conspiracy to assassinate Lorenzo, and the subsequent brutal vengeance and repression implemented by the Medici family in the "clampdown" that followed.

It's a non-fiction book, but paints such a vivid picture of the time and all of the goings-on.

Highly recommended as "further reading." Don't expect any Templar-related conspiracy theories though. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Sep.

projectcreed
12-07-2009, 01:05 PM
i'm going to check that out. thanks

yenoh
12-07-2009, 01:08 PM
Wow, sounds interesting! I could use some non-school related reading, thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif