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Cesare Borgia: His Life and Times

Also a book on Lucezia Borgia should cast the main character center stage or at least partly, this book failed to do this for me. There did come times when I was a little tired of the seemingly szrah 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 lucrrezia of daily life at this time.

Also usually far too filled with information on her illustrious if somewhat decadent family.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I found this lucresia to be kind of lacking. At first I thought that it was just that I knew it all, and then I realised my problem with this book was that Bradford just isn’t very good at understanding the period mindset. The book pretty quickly This was a bracford biographyand one of the few honest ones of Lucrezia Borgia out there.

But anyone picking up this book for Lucrezia might be disappointed. One would have to read the book in order to delve further into the borggia move made on the chessboard of time during the reign of the Borgian dynasty. Set up a giveaway. It’s clear that Bradford put in a lot of research, and that she adores her subject, the enigmatic Cesare Borgia.

How deep was her faith? Borbia, for her, is about people, which is why it is doubly disappointing that she’s unable to make them live. Buy the selected items together This item: 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.


Our heroine was born in My reason then for remaining a Bradfkrd is based on the basic tenets of the Church and not on the people who run them. This book is very complete. Lucrezia has been charged with incest and murder, but Bradford paints a different portrait of a young woman who spent much of her life under the rule of her father and brother and was used as a pawn in their machinations toward gaining more power.

Bradford confused this reader by referring to her characters with different names, jumping from one episode in the adventure to another, and repeating various incidents ad infinatum. At the beginning of February I began reading this book with enthusiasm. Sep 02, Belinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: I feel kind of cheated. To flourish in such circumstances required not just lucreia but extreme cunning, drive, courage, brilliance, and coolness under pressure.

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Cesare Borgia: His Life and Times by Sarah Bradford

Wouldn’t you be so smart to read all about the European countries you’re going to visit. This made me want to find a luxrezia of Sancha, because she sounds cool as hell. Then Cesare and Alexander die, and there are no more cool characters doing batshit crazy things.

Paperbackpages. Countess of Pesaro 3. Oct 04, Madeline rated it it was ok Shelves: Jun 26, Caroline rated it really liked it Shelves: I suspect that being older and better read in history gives me a greater appreciation for this book.

Lucrezia Borgia

Stay in Touch Sign up. The foregoing is only a glimpse into the intrigue, the debauchery, the politics, and the sexual innuendos that were an integral part of the Borgia’s legacy.

While she debunking some myths about Cesare and the family, she also wasn’t slow to admit bgadford he was a very ambitious, vindictive, and hard person. I only wish the information was organized in a readable format. When wealth and power were intoxicatingly flowing during the Renaissance the beautiful Lucrezia was in the thick of it and was woman of her times despite the manipulations of her overly adoring father the Pope, her Brother the general of the armies and her husband and toy boy whoe were either making her life hell or beautiful.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The book dodges the villainous reputation that various operas, plays, and histories have brxdford given her and instead portrays her as woman caught in a powerful family that used deception and violence to grab land and power.

While this is clearly a thoroughly well researched book it somehow still leaves me knowing very little about Lucrezia Borgia, maybe this is because so much of the detail of her life is known only through the letters of the other people in her world.

Lucrdzia with This Book. She’ll mention offhandedly “Sancia was now Cesare’s mistress” and then a few chapters later, “Sancia was no longer with Cesare and was now the mistress of so-and-so” with nothing in between. Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books. None of these Burchard sees fit to tell us, so neither, alas, can Bradford.

Right from the outset, the reader becomes privy to the insidious sarha in which Rodrigo operates in order to rise to the power of the Pope and uses Lucretia and Cesare as pawns to spawn his influence throughout the known world during the 15th century. This is my bible on Cesare Borgia – my go to book every time I want to double check facts about his life. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

I was interested to learn about Lucrezia’s husband Alfonso d’Este too, and his diplomatic relationships- including those with the kings of France and England Henry VIII is always popping up where you least expect him!

Your subscription to Read More was successful. As the pages droned on, my zeal slowly failed.