Though the Borgia family may have been corrupt and brutal, their ambition, passion, and dynamism changed the face of Italy.
And looking over their shoulder watching it all, history’s most infamous political philosophers.
Find out what made Machiavelli write The Prince.
And why Lucrezia Borgia was the family’s only survivor…
… in Sarah Dunant’s brilliant new novel.
Published 2 March 2017 . . .
When Niccolò Machiavelli crossed this bridge every day to work there was no upper story and certainly no tourists. Instead it was a rough cobbled path leading through blood and offal…. This is what he might have seen… January 1502 His journey takes him down Via Guicciardini on the south side of the city and [...]