(PDF Kindle ePUB) Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford

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Te in love and utterly indifferent to sexual morality Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts Bradford brings to life the art the pageantry and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create Bradford is an expert on the Borgia family and in Lucrezia she has found a subject ideally suited to her gift for narrative and psychological insight Sex gossip murder astonishing beauty and ambition this is the Renaissance at its most irresistib You might ask why someone like me would continue to be a Catholic after reading this book Add to this the number of pedophile scandals among the clergy in recent years and you have a real point H Icebergs pageantry and the dangerous The Line politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create Bradford is an expert on the Borgia family and in Lucrezia she has found a subject ideally suited to her gift for narrative and Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy psychological insight Sex gossip murder astonishing beauty and ambition this is the Renaissance at its most irresistib You might ask why someone like me would continue to be a Catholic after reading this book Add to this the number of Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya pedophile scandals among the clergy in recent years and you have a real Twisted point H

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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 fascinating than the myth Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive pawn Lucrezia Borgia was a shrewd determined woman who used her beauty and intelligence to secure a key role in the political struggles of her I m still very interested in Lucrezia and the Borgias generally but I just do not like Bradford s style Very clinical and dry which is NOT what you want from a biography of a Borgia Bradford just Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus political assassination His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch papal sexual abuse The Doctors Dating Bargain poisonous intrigue unscrupulous The Collection power grabs Yet as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new Whispers of Feathers portrait the truth is far fascinating than the myth Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal pawn Lucrezia Borgia was a shrewd determined woman who used her beauty and intelligence to secure a key role in the Entrepreneurial Vernacular political struggles of her I m still very interested in Lucrezia and the Borgias generally but I just do not like Bradford s style Very clinical and dry which is NOT what you want from a biography of a Borgia Bradford just

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Day Born the illegitimate daughter of Rodrigo Cardinal Borgia and his scheming mistress Vannozza Cattanei Lucrezia was twelve when her father became Pope Alexander VI and thirteen when she was forced into her first marriage She would marry twice gaining increasing power with each match until she came into her own as duchess of the city state of Ferrara Bradford argues that in her maturity Lucrezia was an enlightened ruler kind and decisive in time of war generous to the poets and artists of her court passiona 45 starsThis is a good thorough biography of Lucrezia Borgia daughter of Pope Alexander VI from her beginnings as a Borgia daughter to her end as the Duchess of Ferrara Bradford discusses Lucre


10 thoughts on “Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

  1. says:

    I could not disagree with the reviewers who are lambasting this book for its lack of purple prose and for not having the Antonia Frasier approach of “just make stuff up” Meticulously referenced and using vast amounts of primary sources as well as looking in a measured way at historical debates this is exactly what a biography should be – and Lucrezia emerges from her own voice and those of the people around her r

  2. says:

    I have been looking for a book about Lucrezia that told her complete life story so many books only cover her childhood or her first or second marriage This non fiction book covered it allThe notorious Borgia familyall three husbands Giovanni Sforza Alfonso of Aragon and Alfonso d' EsteThe Italian Wars and an intimate look and detailed history about the city of Ferrara where Lucrezia's life ended I'm not a big n

  3. says:

    I'm still very interested in Lucrezia and the Borgias generally but I just do not like Bradford's style Very clinical and dry which is NOT what you want from a biography of a Borgia Bradford just sloughs along from one event to another in Lucrezia's life interspersing lengthy and often irrelevant andor sycophantic excerp

  4. says:

    45 starsThis is a good thorough biography of Lucrezia Borgia daughter of Pope Alexander VI from her beginnings as a 'Borgia daughter' to her en

  5. says:

    Unfortunately Lucrezia Borgia promises a lot it doesn't deliver onThe book is only half about Lucrezia Bradford branches out to tell the stories of not only those close to her but those who had barely anything to do with herThis could be excused as a way of teaching readers about Lucrezia's Italy Excepta Bradford drops so many names that only a historian could keep track of everyone and b Bradford tell us little of wh

  6. says:

    Great biography of an often vilified woman In my opinion she earned some of that revulsion but she also found a way to thrive in a century very cruel to women While certainly no Mother Theresa I walked away from Bradford’s work with a newfound appreciation for Lucrezia Borgia

  7. says:

    Like most historical figures that interest me I was first introduced to Lucrezia Borgia and her awesome psychotic family through historic fiction In high school I read The Borgia Bride which was told from the perspective of Lucrezia's sister in law Sancha of Aragon It was awesome and as I now know from reading this book pretty accurate for several reasons first lots of sex which to a fifteen year old is a great recomme

  8. says:

    Long vilified as a murderess conspirator and partner to incest Lucrezia Borgia was overdue for a reappraisal by

  9. says:

    You might ask why someone like me would continue to be a Catholic after reading this book Add to this the number

  10. says:

    While some people may find Bradford's meticulous approach to Lucrezia dull the books reliance on primary sources mostly correspondence between major players in Lucrezia's life made for a satisfying listen I listened to it on MP3 The book dodges the villainous reputation that various operas plays and histories have apparently given her and instead portrays her as woman caught in a powerful family that used deception and violence to

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