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  • Published: 27 October 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141909493
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
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Lucrezia Borgia

Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy



Meticulously researched and wonderfully vivid, this is the first biography of Lucrezia Borgia for over sixty years, by the distinguished and bestselling Sarah Bradford

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?

  • Published: 27 October 2005
  • ISBN: 9780141909493
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 464
Categories:

About the author

Sarah Bradford

Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her previous books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), George VI (1989) and Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996).

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