Category Archives: borgia

Incest, Intrigue & Murder – 28th Sept

On 28th September, I gave my first ever talk at Southampton Central Library. In it, I spoke about the myth surrounding the Borgia family. What was it that they did that was so bad? Where did the rumours come from? … Continue reading

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“There’s just something cool about knowing that you’re standing on the bones of the man you’re portraying” – An Interview with Mark Ryder

Today I am absolutely honoured to have Mark Ryder, who played Cesare Borgia on Canal +’s ‘Borgia’, join me on the blog for an interview. We talk through his thoughts on getting the role, his experiences in Viana and how … Continue reading

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Borgia inspired Ink

If any of you follow me on twitter I’m sure you’ve seen my tagline “Tattooed Renaissance Historian” – and that’s for good reason! I have a fair few tattoos, a couple of which are inspired by my very favourite Italian … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: An Online Course on the Borgia Family.

I’m very pleased to announce that I will be leading a course on “The history of the Borgias” over on medievalcourses.com and it will be starting very soon! Keep an eye out for more information over on medievalcourses, their facebook … Continue reading

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18 April 1480 – Lucrezia Borgia is born

On 18 April 1480, Lucrezia Borgia was born in Subiaco just outside Rome – the daughter of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia and Vanozza Cattanei. She would have been born outside of the city as a method of keeping her birth and … Continue reading

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