Lucretia Borgia According to Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day
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Lucretia Borgia According to Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day

By Ferdinand Gregorovius
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  • LUCRETIA BORGIA. From a portrait attributed to Dosso Dossi, in the possession of Mr. Henry Doetsch, London.
    • FERDINAND GREGOROVIUS
  • LUCRETIA BORGIA
    • ACCORDING TO ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF HER DAY
      • TRANSLATED FROM THE THIRD GERMAN EDITION
        • TO
      • TO
    • TRANSLATED FROM THE THIRD GERMAN EDITION
      • TO
    • TO
    • DON MICHELANGELO GAETANI
      • DUKE OF SERMONETA
    • DUKE OF SERMONETA
    • TO DON MICHELANGELO GAETANI DUKE OF SERMONETA
    • CONTENTS
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BOOK THE FIRST
    • LUCRETIA BORGIA IN ROME
    • CHAPTER I
      • LUCRETIA'S FATHER
    • LUCRETIA'S FATHER
    • CHAPTER II
      • LUCRETIA'S MOTHER
    • LUCRETIA'S MOTHER
    • CHAPTER III
      • LUCRETIA'S FIRST HOME
        • TRAJAN'S FORUM, ROME.
      • TRAJAN'S FORUM, ROME.
    • LUCRETIA'S FIRST HOME
      • TRAJAN'S FORUM, ROME.
    • TRAJAN'S FORUM, ROME.
    • CHAPTER IV
      • LUCRETIA'S EDUCATION
        • CHURCH OF S. MARIA DEL POPOLO, ROME.
        • VITTORIA COLONNA. From an engraving by P. Caronni.
      • CHURCH OF S. MARIA DEL POPOLO, ROME.
      • VITTORIA COLONNA. From an engraving by P. Caronni.
    • LUCRETIA'S EDUCATION
      • CHURCH OF S. MARIA DEL POPOLO, ROME.
      • VITTORIA COLONNA. From an engraving by P. Caronni.
    • CHURCH OF S. MARIA DEL POPOLO, ROME.
    • VITTORIA COLONNA. From an engraving by P. Caronni.
    • CHAPTER V
      • NEPOTISM—GIULIA FARNESE—LUCRETIA'S BETROTHALS
        • FARNESE PALACE, ROME.
      • FARNESE PALACE, ROME.
    • NEPOTISM—GIULIA FARNESE—LUCRETIA'S BETROTHALS
      • FARNESE PALACE, ROME.
    • FARNESE PALACE, ROME.
    • CHAPTER VI
      • HER FATHER BECOMES POPE—GIOVANNI SFORZA
        • ALEXANDER VI. From an engraving published in 1580.
      • ALEXANDER VI. From an engraving published in 1580.
    • HER FATHER BECOMES POPE—GIOVANNI SFORZA
      • ALEXANDER VI. From an engraving published in 1580.
    • ALEXANDER VI. From an engraving published in 1580.
    • CHAPTER VII
      • LUCRETIA'S FIRST MARRIAGE
        • CHURCH OF ARA CŒLI, ROME.
      • CHURCH OF ARA CŒLI, ROME.
    • LUCRETIA'S FIRST MARRIAGE
      • CHURCH OF ARA CŒLI, ROME.
    • CHURCH OF ARA CŒLI, ROME.
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • FAMILY AFFAIRS
    • FAMILY AFFAIRS
    • CHAPTER IX
      • LUCRETIA LEAVES ROME
    • LUCRETIA LEAVES ROME
    • CHAPTER X
      • HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF PESARO
        • TASSO. From an engraving by Raffaelle Morghen.
      • TASSO. From an engraving by Raffaelle Morghen.
    • HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF PESARO
      • TASSO. From an engraving by Raffaelle Morghen.
    • TASSO. From an engraving by Raffaelle Morghen.
    • CHAPTER XI
      • THE INVASION OF ITALY—THE PROFLIGATE WORLD
        • CHARLES VIII. From an engraving by Pannier.
        • SAVONAROLA. From a painting by Fra Bartolommeo
        • NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI. From an engraving by G. Marri.
      • CHARLES VIII. From an engraving by Pannier.
      • SAVONAROLA. From a painting by Fra Bartolommeo
      • NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI. From an engraving by G. Marri.
    • THE INVASION OF ITALY—THE PROFLIGATE WORLD
      • CHARLES VIII. From an engraving by Pannier.
      • SAVONAROLA. From a painting by Fra Bartolommeo
      • NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI. From an engraving by G. Marri.
    • CHARLES VIII. From an engraving by Pannier.
    • SAVONAROLA. From a painting by Fra Bartolommeo
    • NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI. From an engraving by G. Marri.
    • CHAPTER XII
      • THE DIVORCE AND SECOND MARRIAGE
    • THE DIVORCE AND SECOND MARRIAGE
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • A REGENT AND A MOTHER
    • A REGENT AND A MOTHER
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • SOCIAL LIFE OF THE BORGIAS
    • SOCIAL LIFE OF THE BORGIAS
    • CHAPTER XV
      • MISFORTUNES OF CATARINA SFORZA
    • MISFORTUNES OF CATARINA SFORZA
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • MURDER OF ALFONSO OF ARAGON
        • CÆSAR BORGIA. From a painting by Giorgione.
      • CÆSAR BORGIA. From a painting by Giorgione.
    • MURDER OF ALFONSO OF ARAGON
      • CÆSAR BORGIA. From a painting by Giorgione.
    • CÆSAR BORGIA. From a painting by Giorgione.
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • LUCRETIA AT NEPI
    • LUCRETIA AT NEPI
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • CÆSAR AT PESARO
      • The Duke's Retinue
      • Prominent Men in the Duke's Household.
    • CÆSAR AT PESARO
    • The Duke's Retinue
    • Prominent Men in the Duke's Household.
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • ANOTHER MARRIAGE PLANNED FOR LUCRETIA
        • GUICCIARDINI. From an engraving by Blanchard.
      • GUICCIARDINI. From an engraving by Blanchard.
    • ANOTHER MARRIAGE PLANNED FOR LUCRETIA
      • GUICCIARDINI. From an engraving by Blanchard.
    • GUICCIARDINI. From an engraving by Blanchard.
    • CHAPTER XX
      • NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE HOUSE OF ESTE
    • NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE HOUSE OF ESTE
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • THE EVE OF THE WEDDING
        • ERCOLE D'ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA.
        • GUICCIARDINI.
      • ERCOLE D'ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA.
      • GUICCIARDINI.
    • THE EVE OF THE WEDDING
      • ERCOLE D'ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA.
      • GUICCIARDINI.
    • ERCOLE D'ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA.
    • GUICCIARDINI.
    • CHAPTER XXII
      • ARRIVAL AND RETURN OF THE BRIDAL ESCORT
        • CASTLE OF S. ANGELO, ROME.
      • CASTLE OF S. ANGELO, ROME.
    • ARRIVAL AND RETURN OF THE BRIDAL ESCORT
      • CASTLE OF S. ANGELO, ROME.
    • CASTLE OF S. ANGELO, ROME.
    • BOOK THE SECOND
      • LUCRETIA IN FERRARA
    • LUCRETIA IN FERRARA
    • CHAPTER I
      • LUCRETIA'S JOURNEY TO FERRARA
    • LUCRETIA'S JOURNEY TO FERRARA
    • CHAPTER II
      • FORMAL ENTRY INTO FERRARA
        • ARIOSTO. From a painting by Titian.
      • ARIOSTO. From a painting by Titian.
    • FORMAL ENTRY INTO FERRARA
      • ARIOSTO. From a painting by Titian.
    • ARIOSTO. From a painting by Titian.
    • CHAPTER III
      • FÊTES GIVEN IN LUCRETIA'S HONOR
    • FÊTES GIVEN IN LUCRETIA'S HONOR
    • CHAPTER IV
      • THE ESTE DYNASTY—DESCRIPTION OF FERRARA
        • CASTLE VECCHIO AT FERRARA.
        • BENVENUTO GAROFALO. From an engraving by G. Batt. Cecchi.
      • CASTLE VECCHIO AT FERRARA.
      • BENVENUTO GAROFALO. From an engraving by G. Batt. Cecchi.
    • THE ESTE DYNASTY—DESCRIPTION OF FERRARA
      • CASTLE VECCHIO AT FERRARA.
      • BENVENUTO GAROFALO. From an engraving by G. Batt. Cecchi.
    • CASTLE VECCHIO AT FERRARA.
    • BENVENUTO GAROFALO. From an engraving by G. Batt. Cecchi.
    • CHAPTER V
      • DEATH OF ALEXANDER VI
        • Reduced facsimile of a letter written by Alexander VI to his daughter, Lucretia.
        • CARDINAL BEMBO. From an engraving by G. Benaglia.
      • Reduced facsimile of a letter written by Alexander VI to his daughter, Lucretia.
      • CARDINAL BEMBO. From an engraving by G. Benaglia.
    • DEATH OF ALEXANDER VI
      • Reduced facsimile of a letter written by Alexander VI to his daughter, Lucretia.
      • CARDINAL BEMBO. From an engraving by G. Benaglia.
    • Reduced facsimile of a letter written by Alexander VI to his daughter, Lucretia.
    • CARDINAL BEMBO. From an engraving by G. Benaglia.
    • CHAPTER VI
      • EVENTS FOLLOWING THE POPE'S DEATH
        • JULIUS II. From an engraving published in 1580.
        • Reduced facsimile of a letter written by Lucretia Borgia to Marchese Gonzaga.
      • JULIUS II. From an engraving published in 1580.
      • Reduced facsimile of a letter written by Lucretia Borgia to Marchese Gonzaga.
    • EVENTS FOLLOWING THE POPE'S DEATH
      • JULIUS II. From an engraving published in 1580.
      • Reduced facsimile of a letter written by Lucretia Borgia to Marchese Gonzaga.
    • JULIUS II. From an engraving published in 1580.
    • Reduced facsimile of a letter written by Lucretia Borgia to Marchese Gonzaga.
    • CHAPTER VII
      • COURT POETS—GIULIA BELLA AND JULIUS II—THE ESTE DYNASTY ENDANGERED
        • ALPHONSO D'ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA.
      • ALPHONSO D'ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA.
    • COURT POETS—GIULIA BELLA AND JULIUS II—THE ESTE DYNASTY ENDANGERED
      • ALPHONSO D'ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA.
    • ALPHONSO D'ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA.
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • ESCAPE AND DEATH OF CÆSAR
    • ESCAPE AND DEATH OF CÆSAR
    • CHAPTER IX
      • MURDER OF ERCOLE STROZZI—DEATH OF GIOVANNI SFORZA AND OF LUCRETIA'S ELDEST SON
        • ALDO MANUZIO. From an engraving by Angustin de St. Aubin.
      • ALDO MANUZIO. From an engraving by Angustin de St. Aubin.
    • MURDER OF ERCOLE STROZZI—DEATH OF GIOVANNI SFORZA AND OF LUCRETIA'S ELDEST SON
      • ALDO MANUZIO. From an engraving by Angustin de St. Aubin.
    • ALDO MANUZIO. From an engraving by Angustin de St. Aubin.
    • CHAPTER X
      • EFFECTS OF THE WAR—THE ROMAN INFANTE
        • LEO X. From an engraving published in 1580.
      • LEO X. From an engraving published in 1580.
    • EFFECTS OF THE WAR—THE ROMAN INFANTE
      • LEO X. From an engraving published in 1580.
    • LEO X. From an engraving published in 1580.
    • CHAPTER XI
      • LAST YEARS AND DEATH OF VANNOZZA
    • LAST YEARS AND DEATH OF VANNOZZA
    • CHAPTER XII
      • DEATH OF LUCRETIA BORGIA—CONCLUSION
        • LUCRETIA BORGIA. From a painting in the Musée de Nîmes.
      • LUCRETIA BORGIA. From a painting in the Musée de Nîmes.
    • DEATH OF LUCRETIA BORGIA—CONCLUSION
      • LUCRETIA BORGIA. From a painting in the Musée de Nîmes.
    • LUCRETIA BORGIA. From a painting in the Musée de Nîmes.
    • INDEX
      • FOOTNOTES:
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