A bitter war by the duke of Milan against small ally Lucca threatens to exhaust Firenze, where rival Albizzi tries to blame the Medici, until Cosilo arranges a semi-honorable peace. Alas the city is affected by the Black Death, compromising the economy as well as public health. Marco hurries to search for the killer of Giovanni now suspects may be dying, and not just from the pest. Cosimo decides to give the poor an income by commissioning the lacking dome on the cathedral, which only master architect Bruneleschi can properly design, and as he keeps the Panteon study-inspired secret must supervise in person. Twenty years ago, a cash problem allowed patriarch Giovanni to marry off heir Cosimo to an aristocratic 'contessina' whose broke father can't afford to turn down a complex dowry deal which really profits the Medici family twice.
Did You Know?
Bardy, played by David Bradley, wants to wed his daughter to Cosimo, played by Richard Madden. In Game of Thrones, Bradley portrays Walder Frey, who wants to wed his daughter to Robb Stark, played by Richard Madden. See more
Character uses term "Can't get blood from a stone." That phrase, was first recorded in Giovanni Torriano's Second Alphabet, 1662. See more