Friday, June 22, 2012
The Medici family was the most powerful family in Italy. They knew how to get and stay ahead. They made their way to the top either by bribery, corruption, or violence. The people who stood in their way, were most likely to be humiliated or even death. They also created an allience with the Catholic Church. The Medici also collected 10% of the peoples earnings, however if you couldnt pay, you faced excommunication (a one way ticket to hell). They lived rich since they were at the top. I think they had a kind of negative impact on society because they were strict and mean.