1497, Renaissance Rome
As the teenage daughter of Pope
Alexander VI, Lucrezia Borgia is a young noblewoman immersed in all the glamor
of the Vatican Palace.
Yet after a brutal killing shocks the city, Lucrezia
learns that a dark truth lies beneath the surface of the Papal Court: in their
ruthless quest for power, her family members are willing to poison their
Her father and brother are murderers.
After discovering that her new husband is next to die,
Lucrezia struggles to help him escape from Rome before the assassins
Against a barrage of political intrigues, papal spies, and diabolical
tricks, Lucrezia uses all her wits to defy her family and save her husband from
But as tragedy looms ever closer, and her plans gradually fail,
she finds herself confronting an enemy far more sinister than she ever
"Anyone who enjoys Medieval Italy, love, betrayal and a strong, resourceful heroine on a knife edge, will enjoy this well researched and well written book."
-- Historical Novel Review
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To Learn More About Cesare Borgia
THE LIFE & LEGEND OF
Borgia was the most infamous member of history’s original crime family –
the Borgias. Son of the scandalous Pope Alexander VI, and brother to
the notorious Lucrezia Borgia, he rose above them all to become an icon
of power. At the age of twenty-four, he was an accomplished murderer, at
twenty-seven he had conquered most of Italy, and by thirty-one he lay
dead on the battlefield. Described by some as ‘a rebel against Christ’
who deserved to die, Cesare’s brilliant mind, ruthless ambition, and
insatiable desires have inspired writers, artists, and philosophers for
centuries – most notably Machiavelli’s ideal ruler in ‘The Prince’.
book gathers together all the crucial information needed for a study
into the dramatic life and death of Cesare Borgia, including a detailed
timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive description of his life
in Rome, and a discussion of the Borgia family's legendary connection to
Optimized for navigation as an eBook, with a table of
contents linked to every section, this book also features a broad
collection of texts regarding Cesare and his infamous family.
- The Life of Cesare Borgia by Rafael Sabatini
- The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
- The Borgias by Alexander Dumas (from 'Celebrated Crimes')
- Lucretia Borgia: According To Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day by Ferdinand Gregorovius
- Encyclopaedia Britannica articles (11th edition) on Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia
- Lucrezia Borgia, libretto by Felice Romani for the Opera by Gaetano Donizetti (in Italian)