Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia

Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy

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Penguin Putnam
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. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. 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.

Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

Baker & Taylor
A sympathetic portrait of the infamous Renaissance woman discusses her origins as the illegitimate child of Pope Alexander VI, forced first marriage at the age of thirteen, increasing power over the course of two subsequent marriages, and shrewd choices in the face of the era's political struggles. By the author of America's Queen and Disraeli. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780143035954
Characteristics: xxiv, 421 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Lucrezia Borgia


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Oct 14, 2017

If you are at all interested in European history during the Renaissance era, then this book will certainly be a worthwhile read for you.

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Oct 11, 2017

In the Renaissance world of ancient Italy - (When it comes to the likes of sex, gossip, murder, beauty, and ambition) - You can be sure that bestselling author, Sarah Bradford lays it on good & thick for the reader here in her biography of Lucrezia Borgia, the woman whose calculating shrewdness made her a key figure in her generation's history.

Containing an 8-page photo gallery - Bradford's well-researched book brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of an intriguing era in European history that Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

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