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Originally published inSarah Bradford’s comprehensive and well balanced biography of Cesare Borgia remains a frequently used resource for pretty much any book on the Borgias written since, which says all one needs to know about its continued relevance.

Cesare Borgia: His Life and Times by Sarah Bradford

Enter Cesare Borgia, a man who became a byword for immorality: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. January 21, Imprint: While some people warah find Bradford’s meticulous approach to Lucrezia dull, the books reliance on primary sources, mostly correspondence between major players in Lucrezia’s life, made for a satisfying listen I listened to it on MP3. They enjoyed reading the bio’s of the famous and infamous in Italian Renaissance history. The main key factors were his governance of the province of Romagna through the power of the papacy, aid of his father Pope Alexander VI, the murder of this brother Juan, and his relationship with his sister Lucreza Borgia.

The first half of the book is mostly about the Pope Alexander VI and the Borgia boys bradfod men but it does explain a lot about Lucrezias’ early life and background.

For all of his evils, Cesare was immensely capable. Return to Book Page. History, for her, is about people, which is why it is doubly braxford that she’s unable to make them live. She is even quite a feminist figure, ruling Ferrarra in her husband’s absences quite frequent and deeply respected by poets, artists and writers of the times as a cultured, intelligent and kind woman.


Reading them individually just doesn’t cover what I’m interested about the Borgia This has been sitting on my shelve I want to say more or less than ten years, so I finally decided to actually read it instead of just looking at it.

Lists with This Book. As such, many readers are left complaining about this person and that, people who aren’t Lucrezia and yet nevertheless are closely tended to.

The Tigress of Forli: To view it, click here. Xarah years later and I finally finished this. Feb 04, Jason rated it it was amazing. Agent, Gillon Aitken Associates.

I feel completely confident discussing medieval Italian politics with all interested parties. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

More By and About This Author. Lucrezia Borgia is legendary as the archetypal villainess who carried out the poisoning plotted by her scheming father—Pope Alexander VI, aka Rodrigo Borgia—and by her ruthlessly ambitious brother Cesare. Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life lurcezia art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics darah the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create. Our heroine was born in Drawing on extensive archival evidence, Bradford Disraeli ; Princess Grace explains how Lucrezia’s first husband, after their marriage was annulled, vengefully tarnished her name with accusations of incest.

As it was, it was mostly a political book. Duchess to Ferrara sadah. Several characters to keep track of throughout the book and you really have to focus on the story and what the timeline is or it can be a bit disconcerting.

Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far borgiaa fascinating than the myth. About Lucrezia Borgia The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance—incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. His fame as a military man was renown. I felt like we never got to read about Lucrezia and certainly never got to know her.


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I finally scored a hardback copy of this very hard to find book: Nov 20, Heidi rated it did not like it Shelves: His story reminded me of the Game of Thronesand aficionados of that series take note: What I learned from this segment of the book is that the Borgias’ bad historical reputation is well-earned – Alexander basically bribed his way into the papacy and, despite being a religious person, had no problem keeping a mistress and being a power-hungry, murderous jackass in order to keep his power; his son Cesare wanted to take over Italy and came pretty damn bprgia and one of the Borgia children was murdered, probably by his own siblings, and found dead in a river.

Sep 02, Belinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: All in all, if you like Cesare and want to know a lot more this is definitely the book to read, especially since it doesn’t give into the wild rumors surrounding him and tells you the facts. In short, sadah content of this book is excellent.