Own this extraordinary series on a special DVD which includes
scene selection, a Who's Who featuring key characters, a behind the
scenes feature about how the series was conceived and produced and
how the Renaissance was reconstructed - how the rich imagery and amazing
locations were recreated in Tuscany and in the edit suite.
This epic tale starts in a small Italian community in 15th
century Florence where the Medici family rise to become one of Europe's
most powerful dynasties. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity
and ruthlessness, they amass unparalleled wealth and unprecedented
They use this power to help ignite the most important cultural and artistic revolution in Western history - the Renaissance. DaVinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Galileo - all receive Medici patronage. But the forces of change the Medici help unleash topple their ordered world.
A gripping drama played out in the courts, cathedrals and palaces of Europe, The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance is both the tale of one family's powerful ambition, and of Europe's tortured struggle to emerge from the Dark Ages.
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-Part 1: Birth of a Dynasty
-Part 2: Magnificent Medici
-Part 3: Medici Popes
-Part 4: Power vs Truth
Behind the Scenes
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