On the 26th April 1478, as the host was raised within a crowded Santa Maria Del Fiore, carnage erupted. This moment was to be the finale of a conspiracy that had been concocted by the Pazzi family and their allies, in which the aim was to assassinate the two Medici brothers. But why did they …

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Today, in 1497: Girolamo Savonarola organised one of the most infamous moments in Renaissance history – the Bonfire of the Vanities. Here’s an old post I wrote on the subject… *** Savanarola by Fra Bartolomeo Giralomo Savonarola is probably one of the most famous people from Renaissance Italy, next to the Borgia and Medici families. …

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