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Why Read Historical Fiction Set in Sixteenth Century France? Reason #3

Still looking for reasons to read or write historical fiction set in Renaissance France? Here's one sure to convince you.Reason #3: DRAMAThere's something about Renaissance dynasty dramas that strongly appeals to modern television audiences. From 2007-2010,...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 28 Sep 2020

"Like A Cup Of Wine Before Victory" Interview with Ana Ularu from "The Borgias"

I am incredly honoured to host an interview with Ana Ularu whio played Charlotte D'Albret in "The Borgias". The interview was conducted by my dear friend Dragos Moldoveanu of Asociaţia „Institutul pentru Studii Renascentiste” (The Institute...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 12 Feb 2014

[Review] Blood & Beauty by Sarah Dunant

"The more outrage the better. That way people will fear us while we are alive and never -ever- forget us when we are dead"I think it's a well known fact amongst my readers that I am very picky when it comes to novels about the Borgia family. Given the...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 16 Jan 2014

On This Day In History - Rodrigo Borgia Is Born

Starting off the year as I mean to go on, I thought I'd drop in with a little "On This Day In History" post for you all.On 1st January 1431, Rodrigo Borgia was born in Xatvia Spain. His birth name wasn't actually "Borgia" but "Lanzol", and only took his...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 1 Jan 2014

Cesare Borgia's Marriage to Charlotte D'Albret

Charlotte in "Borgia"After Cesare Borgia finally got rid of his Cardinal's robes, it was down to him to continue on the Borgia dynasty. Since the death of his brother Juan in 1497, there was no male descended destined to carry on the Borgia name and had...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 29 Sep 2013

Borgia vs The Borgias - The Characters of Cesare, Lucrezia, Rodrigo and Giulia

When asked about TV shows on the Borgia family, at least 95% of those you ask will automatically mention "The Borgias" by Showtime. If you tell them there is another show, made by the French production company Canal +, many will not know what you are...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 8 Sep 2013

A Birthday Wish From Cesare Borgia

You will all know by now just how much I respect Cesare Borgia, and how much time I spend reading and researching the man. For a very long time I have wanted his personal motto "Aut Caesar, Aut Nihil" done as a tattoo, and today I finally had it done....
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 31 Jul 2013

Blood and Beauty

On this day in 1493, the thirteen year old Lucrezia Borgia was married to her first husband Giovanni Sforza in an opulent wedding held within the precincts of the Vatican in Rome. The bride’s father had been Pope for less than a year and the wedding...
From: Madame Guillotine on 12 Jun 2013

Did you watch The Borgias? [poll]

I think one of my favorite things about The Borgias tv show was the fashions and amazing hair styles. Not that everyone could possible pull it off (let's face it you needs lots of locks) but here is a fun hair tutorial on how to get the 'look' I...

Review: The Borgias ~ Siblings ~ And A Bit Of MythBusting

It seems that after Showtime aired the third episode of The Borgias Season 3 that this blog has had quite a few hits searching for things like "were the Borgias really incestuous?" and even odder requests searching for members of the Borgia family without...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 2 May 2013

The Borgias - Season 3, Episode 1: The Face of Death

Caterina Sforza - Gina McKeeI'm going to be honest here and say then when I heard what the plans were for The Borgias, Season 3; I was a little loathe to even start watching it. And I'm still loathe to carry on watching the series. However, I have watched...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 15 Apr 2013

Stealing Juliet: Promising Shakespearian news for Italian television…

While Neil Jordan’s The Borgias was rushed into the programming to coincide with the conclave, the new season is set to offer a new multi-episode version of Romeo and Juliet, produced by the largest private broadcasting company, Mediaset (no apparent...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 5 Apr 2013

Cesare Borgia's Sword Scabbard - And A Trip To The British Museum

It's long been a dream of mine to look upon Cesare Borgia's sword and the scabbard that went with it. And when I found out that the scabbard was on display at the Victoria & Albert museum in London, I knew I had to go. Yesterday morning, after three...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 23 Mar 2013

The Borgias - a musical background

Musical selections from The Borgiasby Edward C. Yong Just as 3PP's reviews of The Borgias have focused on the art and historical events of the era, the show also contains selections of music designed to evoke the feel of the period. As a practitioner...
From: Three Pipe Problem on 25 Feb 2013

The Big Question: Was Rodrigo Borgia Really The Father of Cesare, Juan & Lucrezia Borgia?

As I mentioned in my review yesterday, G.J Meyer has presented some very interesting arguments over the paternity of Cesare, Lucrezia and Juan Borgia. It has long been accepted that Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, was their father and legitimised them...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 20 Feb 2013

Review: The Borgias - The Hidden History by G.J. Meyer

They burst out of obscurity in Spain not only to capture the great prize of the papacy, but to do so twice. Throughout a tumultuous half-century—as popes, statesmen, warriors, lovers, and breathtakingly ambitious political adventurers—they held centre...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 19 Feb 2013

Lucrezia Borgia, Stuart ancestress?

Lucrezia Borgia is one of those figures in history that we are taught to believe was a really evil person. The name of Borgia alone conjures up a images of poison, ruthless ambition, incest, cruelty, among other unsavoury traits. More than likely, what...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 10 Feb 2013

The Borgia Apartments In The Vatican

The Disputation of St Catherine - PinturicchioAfter Rodrigo Borgia became Pope in 1492, he planned a whole new set of rooms for his personal use. These rooms still exist today, and in them survive a fascinating insight into the Borgia mindset. The walls...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 31 Jan 2013

Rome: A History of the Eternal City

I started watching this a couple of weeks ago after seeing a conversation on twitter. I watched the first couple of episodes of Rome: A History of the Eternal City and loved them from the outset. The first episode told the story of Ancient Rome and it's...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 22 Dec 2012

The Donkey At Bracciano

The Donkey in Juan's tent, from Canal+'s "Borgia"Juan Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia, was never really cut out to be a soldier. He was arrogant and self centred, and failed more than succeeding at anything. Yet Pope Alexander VI wanted one son in the church...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 9 Dec 2012

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