Lucretia Borgia


Ferdinand Gregorovius

Series: Political Science and History
BISAC: BIO014000

Lucretia Borgia is the most unfortunate woman in modern history. Is this because she was guilty of the most hideous crimes, or is it simply because she has been unjustly condemned by the world to bear its curse? The question has never been answered. Mankind is ever ready to discover the personification of human virtues and human vices in certain typical characters found in history.
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Table of Contents


CHAPTER I. Lucretia’s Father
CHAPTER II. Lucretia’s Mother
CHAPTER III. Lucretia’s First Home
CHAPTER IV. Lucretia’s Education
CHAPTER V. Nepotism—Giulia Farnese—Lucretia’s Betrothals
CHAPTER VI. Her Father Becomes Pope—Giovanni Sforza
CHAPTER VII. Lucretia’s First Marriage
CHAPTER VIII. Family Affairs
CHAPTER IX. Lucretia Leaves Rome
CHAPTER X. History and Description Of Pesaro
CHAPTER XI. The Invasion of Italy—The Profligate World
CHAPTER XII. The Divorce and Second Marriage
CHAPTER XIII. A Regent and a Mother
CHAPTER XIV. Social Life of the Borgias
CHAPTER XV. Misfortunes of Catarina Sforza
CHAPTER XVI. Murder of Alfonso of Aragon
CHAPTER XVII. Lucretia at Nepi
CHAPTER XVIII. Cæsar at Pesaro
CHAPTER XIX. Another Marriage Planned for Lucretia
CHAPTER XX. Negotiations with the House of Este
CHAPTER XXI. The Eve of the Wedding
CHAPTER XXII. Arrival and Return of the Bridal Escort


CHAPTER I. Lucretia’s Journey to Ferrara
CHAPTER II. Formal Entry into Ferrara
CHAPTER III. Fêtes Given in Lucretia’s Honor
CHAPTER IV. The Este Dynasty—Description of Ferrara
CHAPTER V. Death of Alexander VI
CHAPTER VI. Events Following the Pope’s Death
CHAPTER VII. Court Poets—Giulia Bella and Julius II—The Este Dynasty Endangered
CHAPTER VIII. Escape and Death of Cæsar
CHAPTER IX. Murder of Ercole Strozzi—Death of Giovanni Sforza and of Lucretia’s Eldest Son
CHAPTER X. Effects of the War—The Roman Infante
CHAPTER XI. Last Years and Death of Vannozza
CHAPTER XII. Death of Lucretia Borgia—Conclusion

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