Renaissance women were expected to know the classics and be charming. They were expected to inspire art but not create it. They were better educated than medieval women but had little influence in politics. This presentation will analyze the life of the women covering their education, dress, hair and cosmetics, marriage customs and responsibilities.
The Medici family, also known as the House of Medici, first attained wealth and political power in Florence in the 13th century through banking and commerce. They became one of the wealthiest families in Italy, but it wasn’t until the 15th century that the Medici’s began turning their wealth into political capital, making themselves the unofficial, yet undisputed, rulers of Florence from 1434 to 1737. The family’s support of the arts and sciences made Florence the cradle of the Renaissance.
Presented by Toni McKeen.
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