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Want to Read saving…. Jul 09, Sarai rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m still very interested in Gorgia and the Borgias generally, but I just do not like Bradford’s style.

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Nov 25, Rita rated it liked it. I can’t believe it’s possible for a book about Vradford Borgia to be dull but this one is. She said that was wonderful read and a good although overly romantasied look at a dark period Italian history.

Preview — Cesare Borgia by Sarah Bradford. You might ask why someone like me would continue to be a Catholic after reading this book. It’s upsetting because it almost proves Starkey right when it comes to his hostility for the romanticism of “female biographers” and makes the rest of her work a little less authoritative.

This audiobook can be listened to on: Although I love the Borgia history and it’s one of my top historical topics, this book didn’t interest me as much as I thought it would. If you are not a hardcore fan of whatever she’s writing about–in this case the Borgia family–you probably braeford like her biographies.


LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. I am probably the most biased person to ever review any book concerning the Borgias. Dec 06, Juliette rated it liked it Shelves: Also usually far too filled with information on her illustrious if somewhat decadent family. While some people may find Bradford’s meticulous approach to Lucrezia dull, the books reliance on primary sources, mostly correspondence between major players in Lucrezia’s life, made for a satisfying listen I listened to it on MP3.

What’s your poison, Lucrezia?

She lucrfzia in London. Get to Know Us. Getting dressed was both a competitive sport and a political act, and the chroniclers linger with disbelieving pleasure over Lucrezia’s cloak of crimson satin lined with lucrrezia, or her sleeves of cloth of gold which hung to the floor. Lucrezia Borgia’s name has echoed through history as a byword for evil – a poisoner who committed incest with her natural father, Pope Alexander VI, and with her brother, Cesare Borgia.

Sarah Bradford approaches the subject of Cesare Borgia as both a historian and a storyteller, and that is why her biography is so good.

Lucrezia Borgia, in particular, is somewhat sparsely documented in some cases; we can’t always know for lucreia where she was here or what she was doing there. Personal letters, which to us are carriers of private thought and feeling, were to the Borgias public documents, to be dictated to scribes.

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Please try again later. Indeed, Lucrezia shines the brightest not as the daughter of the pope, but when she was the Duchess of Ferrara; being no longer subject I loved this book and enjoyed the subject too much to find it tedious, although I can see how others might.


Informative, but it became a chore to read over time. Published November 1st by Penguin Books first published Lucrezia and Alfonso I’s tomb at Corpus Domini.

Long vilified as a murderess, conspirator and partner to incest, Lucrezia Borgia was overdue for a reappraisal by a serious historian able to blast past the stereotypes.

I think good history should put things into context and tell a compelling story, give possible insights and illuminate the past.

Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love, and Death in Renaissance Italy by Sarah Bradford

Parts of the beginning were a little slow, but once I got past them I flew through the rest. With grandiose intentions I thought “Oh Natalie!

She is currently working aarah a full scale biography of Queen Victoria. Unfortunately for Sarah Bradford it seems that there just isn’t enough evidence to support or refute any claims about Lucrezia, and she remains a largely shadowy figure. Dec 23, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each of Lucrezia’s marriages was made for strategy, szrah was plotted for maximum political and financial gain by her family.

Paperbackpages. However, I have not let this affect my overall feelings about the book, because the rest of the book is so well done and besides, I like a book that makes me think.