Category Archives: cesare borgia

[Review] Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant

“The more outrage the better. That way people will fear us while we are alive and never -ever- forget us when we are dead” I think it’s a well known fact amongst my readers that I am very picky when … Continue reading

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Cesare Borgia’s Marriage to Charlotte D’Albret

Charlotte in “Borgia” After Cesare Borgia finally got rid of his Cardinal’s robes, it was down to him to continue on the Borgia dynasty. Since the death of his brother Juan in 1497, there was no male descended destined to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Cesare Borgia!

Mark Ryder as Cesare It seems that many consider today to be the birthday of the great Cesare Borgia. And so, I thought I would do a very little post today just to say… Happy Birthday Cesare!  Whilst his exact … Continue reading

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[Looking Back] The Borgia Apartments, The Vatican

Due to a bit of writers block I thought I would share a post I did a while ago, all about my trip to the Borgia apartments at the Vatican. The Disputation of St Catherine – Pinturicchio After Rodrigo Borgia … Continue reading

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[Review] Borgia Faith & Fear – Episode 2: Ash Wednesday

I’m going to keep today’s review short and sweet, given that I’m exhausted and feeling somewhat worn down. Episode 2 of Borgia’s second season is named “Ash Wednesday” and based around the symbolism of Ash Wednesday. For those not entirely … Continue reading

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