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Lucrezia Borgia

Big kudos to the author who did such a good job humanizing via rounding out the person rather than pandering that I kept putting off the end so that Cesare didn’t die.

In spite of a few too many details about clothing, jewels and furniture there may be no heart-felt record of Lucrezia’s true emotions in existence but there sure is a lot of documentation concerning her wardro This book was clearly very well researched and quite well written.

Although rbadford everything can be: Books by Sarah Bradford. Page after page is devoted to Borgia bling.

Each of Lucrezia’s marriages was made for strategy, and was plotted for maximum political and financial gain by her family. Yet the real man was a mesmerizing figure who inspired Machiavelli’s classic The Prince. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

January 21, Imprint: Then she wrote this letter to this person. May 23, Lindley rated it it was amazing.

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Review: Lucrezia Borgia by Sarah Bradford | Books | The Guardian

I wanted information about this quiet town and detailed information about who was in those dungeons and why. In short, the content of this book is excellent. It took me forever to finish this book and I’d be put off reading anything else from this author.

It’s a good starter book if you don’t know anything about Renaissance Italy and the powerful families at the time, including the Borgia family. Many of the other characters are more interesting that she is, particularly her fascinating and totally evil brother Cesare, who deserves a book of his own I’m sure there are several already, but at times it felt like he was the one Bradford really wanted to be writing about.

I simply had a hard time keeping track of all the players in the brief life of Cesare Borgia. Set up a giveaway. This is an excellent telling of her life — scholarly but not dense, readable but not sensationalised, measured and fair, and using sources unique to this book. Italy in the ss, where the Renaissance is in full swing.

Return to Book Page. To ask other readers questions about Cesare Borgiaplease sign up. Dec 18, Tony rated it it was ok Shelves: Nov 25, Rita rated it liked it. The Tigress of Forli: Obviously all the poisoning, incest, etc.

Every night when I read I would check how many pages I had left and see how many pages I’d have to read a day to finish before the end of February. I mean just read here acknowlegment page with out your eyes going cross. The Dark Marquis As a history fan I found a lot of interesting bits.

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They whispered that she committed incest with her father Alexander, and maybe her brother. I found this book to be kind of lacking. That she could largely negotiate her own marriage into a family who were desperate to escape having to accept her marrying into them, and win the hearts, lucreezia and trust of at least the male members of the family — though never her sister-in-law — is an incredible achievement.

When I finished this book: But she also focuses on her compassionate side also,pleading the case for many people during her life. I know, I know, that’s not how it works. It was that rough going. For example, Bradford mentions that Lucrezia administered Ferrera while her husband was away Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.