Category Archives: Giovanni Sforza

The Borgias and New Technology: Cannons, Muskets, the Printing Press and Incest Rumors

Arquebus from the Borgias' time

Arquebus from around the time of the Borgias

The Borgia miniseries has highlighted some of the technological advances of the Renaissance, to its credit. The writers haven’t always gotten the details right, but they are good at showing the essence. Continue reading


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Caterina Sforza: What a Woman!

Contessa of Forli, also She is an actual historical figure, and the writers of the Showtime Borgia series have spent two episodes setting her up for her most famous line: Continue reading