Cola di Rienzo had a turbulent career in fourteenth-century Rome. Find out how this son of a Roman innkeeper became embroiled in papal and imperial politics, held the ancient positions of tribune and senator, and ultimately died a violent death.
Ronald G. Musto, Apocalypse in Rome: Cola di Rienzo and the Politics of the New Age, University of California Press (2003)
Francesco Petrarch, The Revolution of Cola di Rienzo, translated by Mario E. Cosenza, Italica Press (2008)
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)