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THE BORGIAS: THE MOST INFAMOUS FAMILY IN HISTORY Sarah Dunant Monday 04 March 2019

Portrait of a Gentleman ( Cesare Borgia ?)  c1513 by Altobello Melone

Murder, poison, corruption and incest: all perfect ingredients for sensational popular culture. But in an age known for its brutality and church corruption were the Borgias really so bad?