Book Discussion on April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici

Lauro Martines talked about his book, April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici, published by Oxford University Press. He… read more

Lauro Martines talked about his book, April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici, published by Oxford University Press. He described the political feuds between the Pazzi family and the ruling Medici in Florence during the Italian Renaissance. The feud was brought to a boiling point after the Pazzis' failed assassination attempt of two Medici brothers in the cathedral of Florence, left only one dead. Lorenzo the Magnificent, the Medici brother who escaped, initiated a violent retaliation which would uncover the Duke of Urbino and the King of Naples as having a part in the conspiracy. After his presentation Mr. Martines answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jun 14, 2003
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Aug 3, 2003

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  • Jun 14, 2003 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 15, 2003 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Aug 02, 2003 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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