The Borgias and Their Enemies: 1431-1519

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Christopher Hibbert

Narrated By: John Telfer

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2012

Duration: 9 hours 26 minutes

Summary:

The name Borgia is synonymous with the corruption, nepotism, and greed that were rife in Renaissance Italy. The powerful, voracious Rodrigo Borgia, better known to history as Pope Alexander VI, was the central figure of the dynasty. Two of his seven papal offspring also rose to power and fame-his daughter Lucrezia and her brother Cesare, who murdered Lucrezia's husband and served as the model for Machiavelli's The Prince. The Borgias were notorious for seizing power, wealth, land, and titles through bribery, marriage, and murder. The story of the family's dramatic rise from its Spanish roots to the highest position in Italian society is an absorbing tale.

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