Having spent some time talking about life 700 years ago, you relaise that some things stay constant.
The inter-twining between where the powerbase lies and finance is always a close tie. Back in the Medici era, it was the Vatican and Pope, the Catholic Church and the Holy Roman Empire that enabled the Medici’s to cement their power and wealth.
Today, it is the politicians. Without keeping the politicians on side, the bankers lose.