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On This Day In History – Rodrigo Borgia Is Born

Starting off the year as I mean to go on, I thought I’d drop in with a little “On This Day In History” post for you all. On 1st January 1431, Rodrigo Borgia was born in Xatvia Spain. His birth … Continue reading

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Review: The Borgias – The Hidden History by G.J. Meyer

They burst out of obscurity in Spain not only to capture the great prize of the papacy, but to do so twice. Throughout a tumultuous half-century—as popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and breathtakingly ambitious political adventurers—they held centre stage in the … Continue reading

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