The Renaissance is known as a foundation stone of the modern world through both its art and ideas. But lesser known is that it was also a time when the modern banking system was created.
The Medici Bank was the most influential. Yet the trouble it attracted with the church and the state over using usury as a business model is a problem that our societies still face today.
Host, Ross Ashcroft, met up with Author of Medici Money, Tim Parks, to discuss the Medici banking dynasty and its legacy.