Pope Sixtus IV shocks the Medici by forcing Milan's duke Galeazzo Sforza by threat of excommunication to annul the sale of the conquered city Imola, re-destined as wedding present for a papal nephew. At his mother 's request, Lorenzo offers 'side-tracked' Giuliano the post of governor of Volterra, but he declines, saying rightly Francesco was the first choice anyway, and admits he prefers Florentine society, notably his affair with Simonetta Vespucci, co-model for adoring Boticelli, but that project is canceled when her husband smells an adulterous rat. At the christening of Guglielmo's baby, Jacopo poisons godfather Francesco's trust in the Medici's by focusing on his arranged wife's 'complicity'. The Pazzi's arrange for the papal accounts to be withdrawn from the Medici bank, but Lorenzo manages to split off the more lucrative alum contracts.
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As Bianca D' Medici is giving birth, you can see the baby used as her newborn child laying between her legs just moments before the baby is actually delivered. See more