Girolamo Savonarola in the Modern Media

  As part of the launch for "Girolamo Savonarola: The Renaissance Preacher", I thought I'd do a few posts in and around the infamous Dominican friar who took Florence by storm. As well as the multitude of books surrounding Florence at the time, telling us his story amidst the political turmoil of the time and... Continue Reading →

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 →

[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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