Portrait of Conspiracy, set in the late 1400s, begins with a violent struggle between two powerful Florence families; the Pazzi family and the ruling Medici family. The Pazzi attempted to assassinate two Medici brothers during Easter services. Lorenzo de’ Medici was injured and now he shows no mercy as he wields his revenge on the men he holds accountable for murdering his brother Giuliano. The resulting killings are deplorable and bodies are left hanging from windows for all to see.

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