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The Borgias

Recording from Sarah Dunant’s talk, ‘The Borgias’ for CVHF, Saturday, 29th June 2013.

Sarah Dunant is one of our most widely read and acclaimed historical novelists, gave a talk on the subject of her latest work: the Borgias. Possibly the most notorious family ever to have lived, the Borgias not only dominated the Papacy but also the Italian Renaissance world of the late15th and early 16th centuries. In this talk, Sarah Dunant shared her research and insights into this extraordinary family and not least offering new perspectives of that most beautiful but vilified women, Lucrezia Borgia. Rich in human drama, this was a thrilling insight into a world of deceit, murder and incest, recounted by one of our master storytellers.