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Cesare Borgia By Sarah Bradford

Cesare Borgia by Sarah Bradford

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An illuminating biography of a man whose name has long been synonymous with evil.

Cesare Borgia Summary

Cesare Borgia: His Life and Times by Sarah Bradford

Almost five centuries have passed since Cesare Borgia's death, yet his reputation still casts a sinister shadow. He stands accused of treachery, cruelty, rape, incest and, especially, murder - assassination by poison, the deadly white powder concealed in the jewelled ring, or by the midnight band of bravos lurking in the alleys of Renaissance Rome. Yet the real Cesare Borgia was a fascinating figure in the mould of the great Shakespearean hero. During the brief space of time in which he occupied the stage he shocked and stunned his contemporaries by the loftiness of his ambitions, the boldness and daring of their execution. His rise to fame was meteoric. Born the illegitimate son of a Spanish Cardinal who became Pope Alexander VI, he was, by his 27th year, the most hated, feared and envied man of his day, flattered and courted by the rulers of France, Spain and the Empire, admired by Machiavelli who immortalised him in The Prince. At 31 he was dead, having failed to achieve his ambition of a great Italian State. In Sarah Bradford's brilliant biography, Cesare's life and struggles assume the proportion of Greek tragedy.

About Sarah Bradford

Sarah Bradford was born in 1938 and educated at St Mary's Convent, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, where she went after winning a state scholarship. She travelled extensively in Italy, Spain and France in the course of her researches on Cesare Borgia. Her latest book is a study of Jackie Onassis (2000).

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GOR001626895
9781842124529
1842124528
Cesare Borgia: His Life and Times by Sarah Bradford
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2001-09-20
336
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