How devastating that Showtime is cancelling the Borgia series, without finishing the saga! The Showtime miniseries truly ended in the middle of things. I was so looking forward to their Leonardo da Vinci!
If you want to learn the entire saga of the Borgias and Caterina Sforza in a fun way, read my 99 cent ($7.19 paperback) historically correct e-mystery, A Borgia Daughter Dies. It’s getting scores of great reviews. Here are links (follow the first for the reviews):
A Borgia Daughter Dies takes you from the time of Lucrezia’s first pregnancy in a convent, up to the aftermath of Pope Alexander VI’s death. A character Showtime wants you to hate becomes the next pope (not counting Cesare’s candidate, who died mysteriously after a couple of months). You will learn, among other things, of Leonardo da Vinci’s true life association with Cesare Borgia.
Unlike the Showtime writers, I was scrupulously true to the historical record, except on rare occasions disclosed in the Afterword (which is like footnotes that you don’t have to read).
I’m now writing a historically correct sequel centering around the real life association between da Vinci and Machiavelli. In that book, I’ll tell you of Cesare’s amazing life after the death of his father. Look for “Da Vinci Detects” on Amazon and at this website, late summer or fall.
I’m also working on a blog about the second half of Lucrezia’s life, featuring pictures I took in Ferrarra, where she spent it as “the Good Duchess.” Look for that on this website soon.
Much of the real history of the Borgias is contained in my blogs on this site. Check them out!