I’ve been pinching myself quite a lot lately. Every time I catch a glimpse of the book I end up smiling like a bloody loon and thinking “holy crap, I actually wrote that”.
The journey into “Cesare & Lucrezia Borgia: Brother and Sister of History’s Most Vilified Family” started not long after my first book was published back in 2016. I knew immediately after finishing my mini biography on Cesare that I wanted to write something bigger – and that it had to include both siblings. So I started writing. And now, four years later and with two previous mini biographies under my belt, here we are. There have been ups and downs whilst working on this project like you wouldn’t believe – at times it’s been an absolute roller coaster of emotions. But it’s taken me to some of the most beautiful places in Italy, had me connecting with some of the friendliest people you could ever meet (here’s looking at you P&S!) and had me with my head in some truly wonderful books and documents on these two fascinating individuals.
I couldn’t have done ANY of this without the support of my family, my partner, my wonderful publisher and of course each and every one of my readers. Thank you all so much for joining me on this journey, and I hope you’ll join me as I continue to explore some amazing eras in history.