Lucrezia Borgia life, love and death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford

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Published by Viking in London .

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Subjects:

  • Borgia, Lucrezia, -- 1480-1519.,
  • Alexander -- VI, -- Pope, -- 1431-1503 -- Family.,
  • Borgia, Cesare, -- 1476?-1507 -- Family,
  • Borgia, Lucrezia, -- 1480-1519,
  • Nobility -- Papal States -- Biography.,
  • Papal States -- History -- 1417-1605.

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Book details

StatementSarah Bradford.
GenreBiography.
The Physical Object
Pagination421 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages421
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22607207M
ISBN 100670913456

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Dec 03,  · Who Was Lucrezia Borgia. Lucrezia Borgia was the daughter of future pope Alexander VI, and her three marriages into influential families helped build the political power of her own family. Oct 25,  · 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/5. Biography of Lucrezia Borgia, Daughter of Pope Alexander VI Lucrezia Borgia (April 18, –June 24, ) was the illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) by one of his mistresses.

She had three political marriages, arranged for her family's. Lucrezia Borgia, Italian noblewoman and a central figure of the infamous Borgia family of the Italian Renaissance.

Daughter of Pope Alexander VI and sister of Cesare, she is often accused of sharing in their many crimes and excesses but was more likely just an instrument for their ambitious projects.

Lucrezia Borgia is a melodramatic opera in a prologue and two acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Felice Romani wrote the Italian libretto after the play Lucrezia Borgia by Victor Hugo, in its turn after the legend of Lucrezia Borgia.

Lucrezia Borgia was first performed on 26 December at La Scala, Milan. Lucrezia Borgia by Sarah Bradford Book Resume: Discusses the infamous Renaissance woman's origins as the illegitimate child of Pope Alexander VI, forced first marriage at the age of thirteen, increasing power during two subsequent marriages, and role in the era's political struggles.

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. The stories about the Lucrezia Borgia's life - ruthless manipulator, possessor of a poison ring, sexual predator - often overshadow the more nuanced and fascinating story of her life.

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Bradford's zest for this era is contagious, and the book would make a great gift for any young woman. — USA Today Deirdre Donahue. Historians who have attempted to rescue Lucrezia Borgia from her legend as a poisoner who slept with both her father, Pope Alexander VI, and her brother, Cesare Borgia, have mostly described her as a fredjaillet.com: $ Among the first books to employ historical methods to move beyond myth and romance that had obscured the fascinating story of Lucrezia Borgia was the biography written by the noted German historian Ferdinand Gregorovius.

Ferdinand Gregorovius () was one of the preeminent scholars of the Italian Renaissance. An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works. Preface. This book will acquaint you with the life of Lucrezia Borgia, one of the most significant women of the Renaissance.

She was the daughter of a pope: this fact alone makes her an extraordinary subject for her biographers, as her existence is somewhat scandalous by itself.

The House of Borgia (/ Gioffre Borgia (–), son of Pope Alexander VI and younger brother of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia. He married Sancha of Aragon, daughter of Alfonso II of Naples, Rath, John R. "Borgia." World Book Encyclopedia. edition. World Book Inc.,pp. –Country: Crown of Aragon, Kingdom of Spain.

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Title The Lucrezia Borgia of journalism Summary Illustration shows William Randolph Hearst, wearing a bright yellow dress, as Lucrezia Borgia painting poison from pots labeled "Slander, Riot, Scandal, Malice, [and] Spite" on various newspapers labeled "San Francisco Examiner, New York Journal, Boston American, [and] New York American" that are scattered on the floor; a large pot labeled.

Jun 01,  · Lucrezia Borgia was the third child of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia and his favourite mistress, Vannozza dei Cattanei. At her birth, her father consulted an astrologer who foretold of a remarkable future. Born inher name and that of her family would be vilified down the centuries.

For fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, bestselling author C. Gortner effortlessly weaves history and drama in this captivating novel about one of the world’s most notorious families. Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and terrorized fifteenth-century Renaissance Italy, and Lucrezia Borgia, beloved daughter of the pope, was at the center of the dynasty’s ambitions.

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Her father, who is to become Pope Alexander VI, receives his first daughter warmly, and her brothers, Cesare and Giovanni, are devoted. Lucrezia Borgia as the nude Goddess Pomona. surrounded by her daughter Leonora (who wears her colours Green, Red and Yellow), her husband Alfonso I.

d'Este as Vertumnus in his disguise of an old woman, and her son Francesco as Pan – Lucrezia's and Alfonso's five children, the daughter Leonora and the four sons Ercole II., Ippolito, Alessandro and Francesco, can be seen as little angels in.

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For an alternative point of view, showing Lucrezia as not active or complicit in her father's political activities, see Maria Bellonci's study (Lucrezia Borgia: La sua vita e i suoi tempi, Milan, ). She is depicted rather as a pawn in his wranglings.

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Mar 25,  · Book of the day Fiction may be surprised to find its author panicking during a meeting with Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia’s brother, who, in the main action of the novel, grabs more kings and.

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