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4.0 out of 5 stars The Real Lucretia..., 29 Mar 2013
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The author, a nineteen century historian, set out to research, examine and present the facts about the life of Lucretia Borgia. The book is very readable with a modern feel about the language, and Lucretia's life is set against the many political alliances, pomp, ceremony, manners and characters of Renaissance Italy, not forgetting the numberless battles for land, property and riches.

Events leading up to the scandals and notoriety that have attached themselves to Lucretia - the deaths of her husbands in particular - are examined without prejudice - there's none of the sensationalism found in some modern works - and although the author comes to conclusions, these are backed up by textual evidence.

There's quite a 'history book' feel to much of this book, which some may find boring, and many names to keep track of (or not, depending on your inclination), but it more than deserves the four stars I've given it for meticulous research and complete objectivity. I believe this is the real Lucretia.
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