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 . . .
All through the autumn of 1502 Niccolò Machiavelli has been shadowing Cesare Borgia as he fights off a major rebellion and gets ready to fight back. There have been times when the Duke has taken the Florentine diplomat into a kind of confidence. But not any more… Winter descends, bringing wind and icy rain. [...]