Lucrezia borgia

Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia

Lucrezia Borgia (1480 –1519) was the illegitimate daughter of Rodrigo Borgia ( later Pope Alexander VI) & his mistress. The Borgia's epitomized the Machiavellian politics & sexual corruption characteristic of the Renaissance Papacy, & thus Lucrezia's reputation has suffered as a result. But she was a political power-player & patron of the arts that deserves our respect, not contempt. It is often suggested that Lucrezia & her brother Cesare had an incestuous relationship, but this is…

Lucrezia Borgia (1480 –1519) was the illegitimate daughter of Rodrigo Borgia ( later Pope Alexander VI) & his mistress. The Borgia's epitomized the Machiavellian politics & sexual corruption characteristic of the Renaissance Papacy, & thus Lucrezia's reputation has suffered as a result. But she was a political power-player & patron of the arts that deserves our respect, not contempt. It is often suggested that Lucrezia & her brother Cesare had an incestuous relationship, but this is…

Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias

Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias

Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias (TV Series, 2011). Inspiration for Princess Marie's wedding dress

Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias (TV Series, 2011). Inspiration for Princess Marie's wedding dress

Lucrezia Borgia (Holliday Grainger) 'The Borgias' 2011-. Costume designed by Gabriella Pescucci.

Lucrezia Borgia (Holliday Grainger) 'The Borgias' 2011-. Costume designed by Gabriella Pescucci.

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Lucrezia Borgia (18 April 1480 – 24 June 1519) was the illegitimate daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, who later became Pope Alexander VI. Lucrezia's family later came to epitomize the ruthless Machiavellian politics and sexual corruption alleged to be characteristic of the Renaissance Papacy. Lucrezia was cast as a femme fatale, a role she has been portrayed as in many artworks, novels, and films. It is rumoured that she was in possession of a hollow ring that she used frequently to poison drinks.

Lucrezia Borgia (18 April 1480 – 24 June 1519) was the illegitimate daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, who later became Pope Alexander VI. Lucrezia's family later came to epitomize the ruthless Machiavellian politics and sexual corruption alleged to be characteristic of the Renaissance Papacy. Lucrezia was cast as a femme fatale, a role she has been portrayed as in many artworks, novels, and films. It is rumoured that she was in possession of a hollow ring that she used frequently to poison drinks.

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Gorgeous Italian Renaissance dress worn by Lucrezia in "The Borgias."

Gorgeous Italian Renaissance dress worn by Lucrezia in "The Borgias."

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Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias (TV Series)

Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in The Borgias (TV Series)

Lucrezia Borgia. Colour, fabrics, detail on bodice and sleeves.  The Borgias, costume design,

Lucrezia Borgia. Colour, fabrics, detail on bodice and sleeves. The Borgias, costume design,

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Lady Lucrezia Borgia #SaveTheBorgias

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