Tuscany the government drifted from the moderates to the extreme democrats; the Ridolfi ministry was succeeded after Custozza by that of Ricasoli, and the latter by that of Capponi.
After promising fidelity and the abandonment of the Scots marriage scheme, Cecil took him corresponding with Mary and tampering with the Ridolfi plot.
Gave fresh impulse to the Liberal movement, and on the 4th of September 1847 Leopold instituted the National Guard - a first step towards the constitution; shortly after the marchese Cosimo Ridolfi was appointed prime minister.
The disturbances consequent on the failure of the campaign in Lombardy led to the resignation of the Ridolfi ministry, which was succeeded by that of Gino Capponi.
Ridolfi, the conspirator, was committed to his custody in October 1569, and seems to have deluded.
Ridolfi, L'Arte in Lucca studiata nella sua Cattedrale (1882); Guidi di Lucca; La Basilica di S.