Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

Sarah Bradford


The very identify Lucrezia Borgia inspires every thing that used to be sinister and corrupt concerning the Renaissance—incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, toxic intrigue, unscrupulous energy grabs. but, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford unearths during this breathtaking new portrait, the fact is way more interesting than the parable. Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive pawn, Lucrezia Borgia was once a wise, decided lady who used her attractiveness and intelligence to safe a key function within the political struggles of her day.

Drawing from a trove of up to date records and interesting firsthand debts, Bradford brings to existence the paintings, the pageantry, and the harmful politics of the Renaissance international Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

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