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History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers Meeting)

Title: Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love & the Death of the Renaissance    {Leader: John Miniutti}

Author: Sarah Bradford

 

Description


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.

About the Author


Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. She is the bestselling author of several biographies, including Disraeli, selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; George VI; Princess Grace; and The New York Times bestseller Elizabeth. Married to the Viscount Bangor, she lives in London.

 

 

Event date: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm
Event address: 
7419 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
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ISBN: 9780143035954
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Published: Penguin Books - November 1st, 2005

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