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 Renaissance family! Today is my 29th birthday. I've been waiting for a while to get... Continue Reading →

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 page and of course right here on the blog!

[Review] In The Name Of The Family – Sarah Dunant

It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womaniser and master of political corruption is now on the Papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two, already thrice married and a pawn in her father's plans, is discovering her own power. And then there is Cesare Borgia: brilliant, ruthless and increasingly unstable; it... Continue Reading →

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