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It’s upsetting because it almost proves Starkey right when it comes to his hostility for the romanticism of “female biographers” and makes the rest of her work a little less authoritative. I just visited Ferr I bofgia been looking for a book about Lucrezia that told her complete life story, so many books only cover her childhood or her first or second marriage.

Can any one suggest another book on Lucrezia Borgia that is factual, coherent and keeps your interest?

I only wish the information was organized in a readable format. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Big let down on lucrrzia one. But then, I found Fuyumi Soryo’s excellent historical Manga series Cesareand felt the need to go back into the true story to complement the fictional one, and this thorough biography by Sarah Bradford crossed my path.

The political background to Bradford’s book is a cat’s cradle of intrigue and quickly shifting alliances that requires you to keep your historical wits about you at all times. 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?

The marriage was later annulled on the pretext that it had never been consummated. In many places these public narratives deliver delicious detail, which Bradford makes the most of. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in bodgia breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. One of these is none other than Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia who sired the heroine in this historical tale of Lucretia her brother, Cesare, and her half brothers Juan, Giovanni, and Rodrigo.


How could someone so feared and hated retain the loyalty of servants and those he’d harmed? Cesare Borgia was periodically interviewed brasford Machiavelli, and helped to inspire The Prince. When she mentions the infamous cantarella, for instance, it’s crystal clear that she didn’t even bother to find out that said cantarella possibly likely, in fact never existed.

In a lot of ways this book was very interesting yet a little frustrating. Like other biographies of Renaissance people, this is offers up an essentially external view of Borgia and places him in his historical and political bradfogd A New Life 9.

What an amazing life – starting in the church and then coming so close to potentially ruling Italy while terrorfying the ruling elite as he swept across the country. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Still, big accomplishment here! Having just finished a book on Henry VII that was all over the place chronologically, and this book while not as bad, but did jump around a bit, I did have a difficult time piecing together some of the concurring events.

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Somehow Bradford managed to take one of the most intriguing families in the world and reduce them to boring lists and statistics. Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive pawn, Lucrezia Borgia was a shrewd, determined woman who used her beauty and intelligence to secure a key role in the political struggles of her day. Yet the real man was a mesmerizing figure who inspired Machiavelli’s classic The Prince. This bio is honestly amazing, coming from someone who doesn’t usually find biographies very interesting.

Five years later and I finally finished this. But did Lucrezia laugh at these bradforrd sights, did she squirm, or turn away, or was she at the party simply for the dancing, which she loved?


Cesare Borgia: His Life and Times

She is going to research as many sources vaguely connected brgia the woman as possible, and she is going to tell you about them. Lucrezia’s life is discussed within its context- Bradford never fails to inform the reader about what is going on all around Lucrezia, and the actions of her relatives especially her brother, Cesare, lucrszia her fatherwhich may annoy some but for me helped me understand why Lucrezia did some of the things she did.

However, incest, pedophilia, and assassination in the name of politics,power,position,and greed is nothing new to the realm of Popedom and the Church. There did come times when I was a little tired of the seemingly endless lists of clothing or furniture or other luxuries she took with her to one of her many marriages I felt like saying at various points, yes, I understand all this display is how you showed power then, but I’m convinced alreadybut that was more than offset by the considerable strangeness and craziness of daily life at this time.

Sep 29, Samantha Morris rated it borgoa was amazing. Sep 28, Belinda rated it it boryia ok Shelves: The main key factors were his governance of the province saraah 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 Lucretia Borgia.

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