Monthly Archives - December 2015

Of Popes & Piety: An Exploration of the Warring Families of Central Italy- Part 1

Medieval times. Central Italy, the birth of the Renaissance. The Catholic Church is at the peak of its power, and occupies the northern provinces of the Marche (this being before the Vatican settled in Roma). There’s land to be had and enemies to smote. When your enemy happens to live right nearby, that quickly develops into a rivalry. And what do we know about Italian history if not that their favorite game-show would have been Family Feud? That’s right people, I’m talking Montegues and [...]

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