A fascinating insight into the life of a man who was an egotist in the extreme. Nothing or no one was beyond his intellect. There are times that I found his autobiography very tongue in cheek; the absurdity of his expertise as a great swordsman for example. He is also a rogue, but his self righteousness does not allow him to be anything other than "godly." Having said all of this, his autobiograpgy gives us a wonderful mental image of the renaissance period whether one can believe everything he says or not.