Good Borgia histories?
September 3, 2012 10:25 PM Subscribe
Recommend to me biographies/histories of the Borgia Pope and family?
posted by asciident to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've really enjoyed reading biographies/histories surrounding the Tudor era of England, especially but not limited to Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. The books were by Alison Weir, Antonia Fraser, David Starkey, etc. The best parts for me were that they were written by historians who were presenting research, i.e. sources cited, explanations of how they came to their conclusions, consideration of other historians' work while also being very readable.
So now I'm hoping to find recommendations for similar kinds of history/biography books on the Borgia family. I expect most such will focus on Pope Alexander VI, but books about his children, his mates, and so on are welcome too. I searched on this and am kind of surprised I came up empty-handed.