Their story is a bloodthirsty mix of ambition and triumph, murder and revenge. And it is a tale of inspiring achievement and cultural revolution. Through the eyes of the Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance, uncover the history of the greatest achievements of the early modern era.
From the construction of the great dome of Florence, the painting of the “Birth of Venus” and the sculpting of Michelangelo's “David”, to Luther's Reformation and Galileo's earth-shattering confrontation with the Church. None of these would have happened without the Medici… and their friends.
Combining extraordinary dramatic sequences with interviews, original archive and special effects this four-hour documentary series is a political suspense thriller and riveting intellectual adventure story, told through the lives of some of history's most exciting characters.
1 Birth of a Dynasty
2 The Magnificent Medici
3 The Medici Popes
4 Power vs Truth
5 Making of Featurette