House of Borgia: A Captivating Guide to the Borgias and Their Feuds with the Medici Family, Sforza Dynasty, and Girolamo Savonarola (Hardcover)

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House of Borgia: A Captivating Guide to the Borgias and Their Feuds with the Medici Family, Sforza Dynasty, and Girolamo Savonarola (Hardcover)

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The History of the House of Borgia: The Infamous Family of the Italian Renaissance


Do you know the WHOLE story of the House of Borgia-from their rise from obscurity to the highest echelons of European society? The family produced two popes and a saint, but they are more known for stories of murder, debauchery, and incest. What is accurate, and what is just slander? Were the Borgias worse than any other powerful family of the time? Was Rodrigo Borgia, who became Pope Alexander VI, a monster? Was his son Cesare a psychopath? Was his daughter Lucrezia a murderous temptress?


In this book, you will learn the answers to these questions and more about the following:


  • The origins of the House of Borgia in Spain
  • The rise of the first Borgia pope, Callixtus III
  • The power struggles between the great houses of Italy: the Borgia, the Sforza, the Medici, the Orsini, and the Colonna, among others
  • The character of the infamous Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI
  • The fiery battle between the Borgias and Friar Savonarola that ended in death and ruin
  • The reality of Cesare Borgia and his attempts to carve out his own kingdom
  • The real story of Lucrezia Borgia
  • The role Christopher Columbus and Machiavelli played in the story of the Borgias, along with the monarchs of Spain, France, and Naples
  • How the Borgias helped shape the Renaissance and the future of Europe
  • How a descendant of the Borgias became a revered saint in the Catholic Church
  • And so much more
Product Details ISBN: 9781637168486
ISBN-10: 1637168489
Publisher: Captivating History
Publication Date: July 6th, 2023
Pages: 90
Language: English