Described by some as ‘a rebel against Christ’ who deserved to die, Cesare Borgia is arguably the most infamous member of the notorious Borgia family. His brilliant mind, ruthless ambition, and insatiable desires have inspired writers, artists, and philosophers for centuries – most notably Machiavelli’s ideal ruler in ‘The Prince’.
This book gathers together all the crucial information needed for a study into Cesare's dramatic life, including a detailed timeline, a biographical profile, an extensive description of his life in Rome, and a discussion of the Borgia family's legendary connection to poison.
- The Life of Cesare Borgia by Rafael Sabatini
- The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
- The Borgias by Alexander Dumas (from 'Celebrated Crimes')
- Lucretia Borgia by Ferdinand Gregorovius
- Encyclopaedia Britannica articles (11th edition) on Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia
- Lucrezia Borgia, libretto by Felice Romani for the Opera by Gaetano Donizetti (in Italian)