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The Art of Power.
Medici: Masters of Florence is a political, family drama set in Florence in the early 15th century. Cosimo de’ Medici (Madden) finds himself at the helm of his supremely wealthy, banking dynasty family, when his father, Giovanni (Hoffman) dies suddenly. However Cosimo is concealing a dangerous secret – Giovanni was murdered. Now Cosimo must unearth his killer in order to protect the wealth and power of the family.
Such wealth and power has elevated the family to a status equal to the nobility, much to the distaste of many of Florence’s old noble families. It has also brought much political and social influence to the Medici. However the family is unique in that they are neither nobility nor commoners; they are the new “middle class”.
Aided by his brother, Lorenzo de' Medici (Martin) and his trusted servant, Marco Bello (Caprino), Cosimo searches for his father’s killer. Top of his list of suspects is arch-enemy, Rinaldo Albizzi (Shrapnel), his one-time friend.
Cosimo must also strive to maintain his father’s financial legacy, but his ambitions are vastly different from his father’s. Drawn to art and architecture, Cosimo embarks on the completion of the Duomo. His love of art will herald the birth of the Renaissance.