Lucretia Borgia

Lucretia Borgia is a hardcover in very good condition.  There’s a 1mm x 2mm chip on the dust jacket spine top and some creasing to the edges, but the jacket is not price-clipped and the book itself is near fine.


Ferdinand Gregorovius


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Lucretia Borgia Synopsis

Lucrezia Borgia (18 April 1480 – 24 June 1519) was the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. Her brothers included Cesare Borgia, Giovanni Borgia, and Gioffre Borgia.

Lucrezia’s family was typical of the ruthless Machiavellian politics and sexual corruption of the times. It was alleged to be characteristic of the Renaissance Papacy. Lucrezia was cast as a femme fatale, a role seen in many artworks, novels, and films.

Very little is known for sure about Lucrezia. Whether she was involved in the political activities of her father and brothers is unclear. They certainly arranged several marriages for her to important and powerful men.

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About Ferdinand Gregorovius

Ferdinand Gregorovius (19 January 1821 – 1 May 1891) was a German historian who specialized in the medieval history of Rome.

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