Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia

Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy

Book - 2004
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Lucrezia Borgia - an infamous murderess or simply the victim of bad press? Lucrezia Borgia's name has echoed through history as a byword for evil - from poisoning to committing incest with her natural father, Pope Alexander VI, and with her brother, Cesare Borgia. Long considered the most ruthless of Italian Renaissance noblewomen, her tarnished reputation has prevailed long since her own lifetime. In this definitive biography, a work of huge scholarship and erudition, Sarah Bradford gives a fascinating account of Lucrezia's life in all its colourful controversy. Daughter, sister, wife and mother, Lucrezia Borgia was surrounded by wealth, privilege and intrigue. But what was the truth behind her extraordinary existence - was she a monster of cruelty and deceit, or simply the pawn of her power-hungry father and brother?
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780141014135
014101413X
9780670033539
0670033537
Branch Call Number: 945.06 B73br
Characteristics: xxiv, 421 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Lucrezia Borgia

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Derringer
Oct 14, 2017

If you are at all interested in European history during the Renaissance era, then this book will certainly be a worthwhile read for you.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Oct 11, 2017

In the Renaissance world of ancient Italy - (When it comes to the likes of sex, gossip, murder, beauty, and ambition) - You can be sure that bestselling author, Sarah Bradford lays it on good & thick for the reader here in her biography of Lucrezia Borgia, the woman whose calculating shrewdness made her a key figure in her generation's history.

Containing an 8-page photo gallery - Bradford's well-researched book brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of an intriguing era in European history that Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

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