In this second episode on the historical background for Dante's Epistle I to Cardinal Niccolò da Prato in 1304, we'll look at the events from Dante's summer as a Prior in June 1300, until the entering of the French Prince Charles of Valois into Florence in November, 1301.


We'll also look at the politics and strategies from Corso Donati, the head of the Neri, by going to Rome during these months, and laying plans with Pope Boniface VIII and the French King Philip the Fair.


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