Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy

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Penguin UK, 27 oct. 2005 - 464 pages

Sarah Bradford's Lucrezia Bogia: Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy is the first biography of Lucrezia Borgia for over sixty years

.Lucrezia Borgia - an infamous murderess or simply the victim of bad press? Lucrezia Borgia's name has echoed through history as a byword for evil - a poisoner who committed incest with her natural father, Pope Alexander VI, and with her brother, Cesare Borgia. Long considered the most ruthless of Italian Renaissance noblewomen, her tarnished reputation has prevailed long since her own lifetime. In this definitive biography, a work of huge scholarship and erudition, Sarah Bradford gives a fascinating account of Lucrezia's life in all its colourful controversy. Daughter, sister, wife and mother, Lucrezia Borgia was surrounded by wealth, privilege and intrigue. But what was the truth behind her extraordinary existence - was she a monster of cruelty and deceit, or simply the pawn of her power-hungry father and brother?

'Sarah Bradford writes with cool authority and her research in Italian archives is exemplary. No other biography is likely to bring us closer to Lucrezia' Spectator

'Bradford's forte, ever since she was a history-mad girl, is thinking herself into other lives' Daily Telegraph

Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), Sacherevell Sitwell (1993), Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996), America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2000), Lucrezia Borgia (2005) and Diana (2007). She frequently appears on television as an authority on her biographical subjects and as a commentator on notable royal events. She is currently working on a full scale biography of Queen Victoria. She lives in London.

 

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I have no doubt this book is well researched. However, the writing style left much to be desired. Many paragraphs were composed of lists of family members and their relationships to each other. There wasn't enough description of events and the period to keep me interested. Consulter l'avis complet

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You can’t get very deep into a history of the Borgia family without thinking “Mario Puzo should have written this book.” (Apparently Puzo thought so, too, because he was working on a Borgia novel when ... Consulter l'avis complet

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survived the purge of Catalans by the furious Romans after
DUCHESS OF FERRARA 150219
A New Life
The Heavens Conspire
The Dark Marquis
Duchess of Ferrara
The Congiura
Horrors and Tears
Lucrezia Triumphant
The Last Year of Tranquillity
The
Postscript
Archives
Source Notes
Bibliography
Index

The Years of War 150912

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Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Previous books include biographies of Disraeli, George VI, Elizabeth II and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (America's Queen), as well as two previous accounts of the Borgia family. She lives in London.

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