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The Rebirth of God's City

Simon Sebag Montefiore charts Rome's rise from the abandonment and neglect of the 14th century into the everlasting seat of the papacy recognised today. His story takes us through the debauchery and decadence of the Renaissance, the horrors of the Sack of Rome and the Catholic Reformation, through to the arrival of fascism and the creation of the Vatican State. By taking us inside Rome's most sensational palaces and churches, and telling the stories behind some of the world's most beloved art, Sebag Montefiore's final instalment is a visual feast.

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1 hour

Last on

Wed 5 Oct 2016 22:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSimon Sebag Montefiore
ProducerEmily Davis
DirectorEmily Davis
Executive ProducerMike Smith