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REVIEW ´ The Borgias: Power and Fortune È ❰Ebook❯ ➣ The Borgias: Power and Fortune Author Paul Strathern – The sensational story of the rise and fall of one of the most notorious families in history by the author of The Medici The Borgia family have become a byword for evil Corruption inceE stage Borgias Power and ePUB #180 These were leading players at the very moment when our modern world was creating itself By relating this influential family to their time together with the world which enabled them to flourish Paul Strathern tells the story of this great dynasty as never befo. This books explores the Borgia family in all its brilliance and depravity Alexander VI must have been the most amoral of all the power hungry individuals of his time The book tells of his attempt to set up a family dynasty to rule the western world at a time when the popes were held to be god’s true representative on earth The Catholic Church at that time held real power and influence over people’s lives and people believed that their actions were watched over and judged by an all seeing and all powerful god

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The Borgias eBook #8608 But the story of this remarkable family is farthan a tale of sensational depravities it also marks a decisive stage in European historyDuring this crucial period when the Renaissance was coming into its own it was the rise and fall of the Borgia dynasty which held centr. The author Paul Strathern has a fascination for the 16th century and his books are very readable The Borgias were and remain a notorious family and lethally dangerous to anyone who crossed them Machiavelli thought so and wrote The Prince with Cesare Borgia as his model This book was very favourably reviewed in The Times some months ago and as I have read the authors books in the past I thought this one was worth purchasing I was not disappointed Strathern's writing style is accessible and he doesn't bore the reader unlike some historians so I would recommend this book highly For anyone unfamiliar with the Borgias this is the book to read

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The Borgias Power and FortuneThe sensational story of the Power and MOBI #238 rise and fall of one of the most notorious families in history by the author of The Medici The Borgia family have become a byword for evil Corruption incest ruthless megalomania avarice and vicious cruelty all have been associated with their name. I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent history of the Borgias particularly of Rodrigo who became Pope Alexander and his children Cesare and Lucretia The Borgias have become infamous for their ambition violence depravity and allegations of incest although the author makes clear that these allegations were likely to be unfoundedWhat is certain is that whilst occupying high clerical office they pursued earthy aims Rodrigo fathered numerous children whilst a cardinal and then Pope whilst pursuing territorial expansion across Italy through various conflicts often led by his son CesareThe writing is accessible interesting and informative and tends to steer clear of most of the lurid allegations It makes for an excellent and enjoyable read