https://s3-euw1-ap-pe-df-pch-content-public-u.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/9780429292354/3abb420d-80da-4aed-a9cf-ae5c42b997f9/content/ifig0001.tif"/>During the Renaissance the Kingdom of Naples was ruled by five kings of the House of Aragon. The first, Alfonso the Magnanimous, was a great man and in the opinion of his contemporaries a good king. The second and third kings, Ferdinand I (called Ferrante) and Alfonso II, were cruel and treacherous tyrants feared by their subjects and hated by their fellow princes. The fourth, Ferdinand II (called Ferrantino), died young and so what kind of monarch he might have been cannot be known. The fifth, Federigo, was gentle and amiable, but was soon robbed of his kingdom by the treachery of more powerful rulers. Two good men (well, reasonably good), two vicious men and one question mark. The average is not high, but perhaps it is no worse than that of many royal dynasties.