The Borgias: Power and Fortune

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* * A Daily Mail Book of the Week * *

The sensational story of the rise and fall of one of the most notorious families in history.

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'A wickedly entertaining read' The Times
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The Borgias have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthlessness, avarice and vicious cruelty - all have been associated with their name. But the story of this remarkable family is far more than a tale of sensational depravities - it also marks the golden age of the Italian Renaissance and a decisive turning point in European history.

From the family's Spanish roots and the papacy of Rodrigo Borgia, to the lives of his infamous offspring, Lucrezia and Cesare - the hero who dazzled Machiavelli, but also the man who befriended Leonardo da Vinci - Paul Strathern tells the captivating story of this great dynasty and the world in which they flourished.

'A vivid insight into the hothouse world of papal politics in the tumultuous years before the Reformation.' Daily Telegraph

'Authoritative and well-written' Wall Street Journal

Product Details

Price
£10.99  £10.22
Publisher
Atlantic Books
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781786495464

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