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THE VATICAN PRINCESS C. W. GORTNER

April 10, 2016

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THE VATICAN PRINCESS C. W. GORTNER

Infamy is no accident. It is a poison in our blood. It is the price of being a Borgia. Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias became Italy’s most ruthless and powerful family, electrifying and terrorizing their 15th-century Renaissance world. To this day, Lucrezia Borgia, the Pope’s beautiful daughter, is known as one of history’s most notorious villainesses, accused of incest and luring men to doom with her arsenal of poison. Was she the heartless seductress of legend? Or was she an unsuspecting pawn in a familial web, forced to choose between loyalty and her own survival? From her pampered childhood in the palaces of Rome to her ill-fated, scandalous marriages and complex relationship with her adored father and her brothers, this is the dramatic, untold story of a papal princess whose courage led her to overcome the fate imposed on her by her Borgia blood. 
MY REVIEW
I enjoyed reading The Vatican Princess. Many sources accompanied the author while writing this novel. Although not intended as a full bibliography. He list the books that he found most valuable in depicting Lucrezia’s Vatican years.

Lucrezia Borgia was an  Italian and was the daughter of pope Alexander VI. Her three-year marriages into influential families helped build the political power of her own family. Historians debate whether or not Lucrezia Borgia was an active participant in her notorious family crimes.
Published 11th February 2016  by hodder
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7 Comments
  1. Sounds good! 🙂

  2. I enjoyed reading this novel as it was something a bit different and Lucrezia Borgia was a real person.

  3. Going to check this out today!

  4. This seems to be a popular book. I love reading novels that tie in with something that happened in real life.

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