Lucretia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Sarah Bradford

Narrated By: Lorna Raver

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2009

Duration: 15 hours 31 minutes

Summary:

The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance: incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs. Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in this breathtaking new portrait, the truth is far more fascinating than the myth. Neither a vicious monster nor a seductive pawn, Lucrezia Borgia was a shrewd, determined woman who used her beauty and intelligence to secure a key role in the political struggles of her day. Drawing from a trove of contemporary documents and fascinating firsthand accounts, Bradford brings to life the art, the pageantry, and the dangerous politics of the Renaissance world Lucrezia Borgia helped to create.

"A lively view of Lucrezia, capturing the glamour and tragedy of her story."-Wall Street Journal

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  • Carrie Birkle

    I would describe this more of an advanced histoty book. Its good just not what I was expecting.