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    • The Family Medici

    • The Hidden History of the Medici Dynasty
    • By: Mary Hollingsworth
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the 15th century, the Medici gained massive political power in Florence, raising the city to a peak of cultural achievement and becoming its hereditary dukes. Mary Hollingsworth argues that the idea that the Medici were enlightened rulers of the Renaissance is a fiction that has now acquired the status of historical fact. In truth, the Medici were as devious and immoral as the Borgias - tyrants loathed in the city they illegally made their own.

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