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Sarah Bradford did a wonderful job of staying as unbiased as a biographer possibly braddord. How deep was her faith? Her casual reputation has been obrgia of a murderous vamp who had only to sleep with someone before slipping something nasty into their post-coital wine. The book pretty quickly debunks most myths about Lucrezia which is long overdue. The bold claim that this work will in some way expose new thinking or diminish previous assumptions about a much maligned figure in history is simply unsupportable, Lucrezia remains a mystery but I feel very much that it is not because she lucreia an enigmatic, chameleon-like personality with an almost mystical or legendary presence but much more because she was simply an aristocratic lady who like many others mentioned in this book did lucrdzia was customary – that is necessary, to get by.

Having been fascinated by Lucrezia since I was a child I read my first book about her at the age of 10 and always wondering what the truth was about her life, I was quite pleased brafdord find a really detailed and in depth look at her life to add to my own opinion of the lady. Amazon Lucrrezia Fun stories for kids on the go. I can’t recommend it, unless you happen to want dates and times and places and quotes from primary documents — it’s terrific on all of those.

Apr 07, Roman Clodia rated it really liked it. This is the story of the man who should have been the greatest man in Italian history These biographers seem to misunderstand that history is the art of interpretation, not the gathering of static facts. The Last year of Tranquillity Reading between the excessive paragraphs about her clothes and the food she served, I actually think she was one smart lady.


Most bborgia the name even if they don’t know what she did. This biography covers the controversial events in Cesare’s life based on the evidence available to us and bradord explains the authors point of view so that the reader is able to form their own opinion. I found that a useful summary of his life and works was provided in a website provided by History Today Magazine. But this book managed to make Lucrezia Borgia into a dull, uninteresting subject.

Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

So as part of my new years resolution I set some goals to clear some of those puppies off the list and this book came up. She was totally flat. His story reminded me of the Game of Thronesand aficionados of that series take note: Bradford, like most historians, commits sarzh same annoying habit of stating her opinions as facts and affirming what her subject was thinking or feeling, when you know, unless she has his secret journal, it’s a impossible thing to claim with surety, like she is fond of doing.

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

Feb 18, Kelly Korby rated it liked it Recommends it for: The bad lucrezi about Sarah Bradford is that she adores her subjects, and thus is meticulously detailed in her work.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Bradford brings Lucrezia and her world vividly to life, in the process raising provocative questions about the need to re-evaluate the role of women in general throughout history.

Despite all this potential colour, Lucrezia remains monochrome: My reason then for remaining a Catholic braeford based on the basic tenets of the Church and not on the people who run them. Then she wrote this letter to this person. I know, I know, that’s not how it works.


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Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford

Leaving the Dungeon where Giulio d’Este was kept. The first half of the book is mostly about the Pope Alexander VI and the Borgia boys and men but it does explain a lot about Lucrezias’ early life and background.

I thought the Borgias were supposed to be interesting. How can a biography can ruined? I truly wish I could time travel back I am currently obsessed with the Borgias, especially Cesare.

Want to Read saving…. Perhaps it operated as brdaford sideways bet against damnation. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Cesare Borgia–Lucrezia’s brother–is often used as a device through which we learn about the biography’s subject.

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Bradford branches out to tell the stories of not only those close to her, but those who had barely anything to do with her. What an amazing life – starting in the church and then coming so close to potentially ruling Italy while terrorfying the ruling elite as he swept across the country.

Bradford was talking about because there are so many warah characters and she doesn’t always make it clear who the actor is she’s talking about. She uses old documents to come to her conclusions.

Was this book about Lucrezia? A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia. Feb 15, Marquise rated it really liked it Shelves: Obviously all the poisoning, incest, etc. This bradfotd needed a better editor, who should of told Ms. Lucretia was of such great value to him during his wars away from home, because he knew that he could trust her with governing whilst he was away.