By Jean Plaidy
A few acknowledged she used to be a chic seductress. Others swore she used to be an incestuous murderess. It didn’t subject what they known as her. She used to be the main risky and sought-after lady in all of Rome. She used to be Lucrezia Borgia. Born into Rome’s infamous Borgia relations, younger Lucrezia led a lifestyles coloured by means of violence and betrayal. Now, married for the second one time at simply eighteen, she hopes for happiness along with her good-looking husband, Alfonso. yet confronted with brutal homicide, she’s quickly torn among her love for her husband and her devotion to her brother Cesare . . . And within the days whilst the Borgias governed Italy, not anyone used to be secure from the lengthy arm in their strength. Even Lucrezia. In this compelling tale of an attractive lady stuck up in a tortuous net of worry and love, Jean Plaidy sheds gentle at the a lot maligned Lucrezia and vividly brings her to existence.
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Alfonso, sitting beside Lucrezia and watching her fingers twisting the embroideries on her dress, was aware of the anxiety she was experiencing. Alfonso did not understand. He could have sworn that she was glad because Cesare would soon be leaving for France; yet now, watching his antics in the bullring, he was equally sure that she was conscious of no one but her brother. Alfonso murmured: “God in Heaven, Holy Mother and all the saints, let him not escape. ” Smiling coolly Sanchia watched the man who had been her lover.
Yet he knew it was useless to protest; he knew that he must ride on to Rome. A few months ago he had had no notion that his peaceful life would be disturbed. Perhaps he had stayed too long in childhood. It was said that he was young for his seventeen years. Life had been so pleasant. He had hunted each day, returning at night with the kill, pleasurably exhausted, ready to feast and sleep and be fit for the next day’s hunting. He should have known that a member of the royal house of Aragon could not go on indefinitely leading such a pleasant but, as his uncle the King would say, aimless life.
You are right, my son. But do not talk to others of these matters as you talk to me. Our first task is to free you from the Church, and I shall demand Louis’ help in exchange for his divorce. But I shall ask more than that. ” “Let there be no such talk between us,” said the Pope. ” The Pope shook his head. “On the grounds of the non-consummation of the marriage! I like it not. People will be talking of Lucrezia’s divorce from Sforza, and we shall have that scandal revived. I hope soon to have the little boy brought to me here, and I long for that day.