Category Archives: renaissance

12th March 1507 – The Death of Cesare Borgia

On 12th March 1507, Cesare Borgia was killed in battle outside the walls of Viana. Having joined up with the King of Navarre following his miraculous escape from the prison of La Mota in Spain, Cesare and the army of … Continue reading

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Lucrezia Borgia – More Sinned Against than Sinner

The name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up images of a harlot killing her enemies via use of a poison ring, committing incest with her father and brother. But the truth is, this image is one that has been pushed on us … Continue reading

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[Review] The Black Prince of Florence by Catherine Fletcher

In The Black Prince of Florence, a dramatic tale of assassination, spies and betrayal, the first retelling of Alessandro’s life in two-hundred years opens a window onto the opulent, cut-throat world of Renaissance Italy. When I found a copy of … Continue reading

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The Council Of Constance

For a while now, I’ve known that the Council of Constance played a part in ending the Great Schism that separated the Roman Catholic Church, but it was only when I started digging into the life of Alfonso De Borja … Continue reading

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18th April 1480 – Lucrezia Borgia Is Born.

Today in history, one of the Renaissance’s most notorious and vilified women was born. Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of the future Pope Alexander VI and Vanozza Cattanei, was born at the fortress of Subiaco just outside Rome. The reasoning behind being … Continue reading

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