Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance

Telling the history of the Renaissance through the eyes of the Medici, this film uncovers some of the greatest achievements of the modern era.

Combining extraordinary drama sequences with interviews, original archive and CGI, this is an epic family drama, a political suspense thriller and a riveting intellectual adventure story, told through the lives of some of history's most exciting characters.

Production Information

Broadcaster: PBS

TX Date: February 2004

Format: 4 x 60

Useful Links:

Medici Archive Project

Website: PBS - Medici: Godfather of the Renaissance



Executive Producer(s):

Richard Bradley


Massimo Marinoni


An epic drama played out in the courts, cathedrals and palaces of Europe, this series is both the tale of one family's powerful ambition and of Europe's tortured struggle to emerge from the ravages of the dark ages.

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