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 father and brother are willing to poison their enemies.
Her family are murderers.
After discovering that her new husband is next to die, Lucrezia struggles to help him escape from Rome before the assassins strike. 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 assassination.
But as tragedy looms ever closer, and her plans gradually fail, she finds herself confronting an enemy far more sinister than she ever imagined…
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To Learn More About Lucrezia Borgia And Her Family
THE LIFE & LEGEND
Once described as ‘the greatest whore there ever was in Rome’ Lucrezia Borgia has fascinated historians and artists for centuries with wildly conflicting accounts of her character. This book gathers together all the crucial information needed for a study into the life of Lucrezia, including a detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive description of her life in Rome, and a discussion of her family’s legendary connection to poison.
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 Lucretia and her family notorious family, including biographies by Gregorovius, Dumas, and Sabatini, the libretto for Donizetti’s opera ‘Lucretia Borgia’, several Encyclopedia Britannica articles, and a love letter written to Lucretia by her lover Pietro Bembo.
Published: Jan 6, 2011
Format: Paperback / eBook
Genre: Historical Fiction / Young Adult