THE MOST INFAMOUS FAMILY IN HISTORY: THE BORGIAS

Speaker: Sarah Dunant

This lecture reveals the real family that dominated the Papacy and Italian politics during the last decade of the 15th century: the charismatic figure of Pope Alexander VI, living inside his sumptuously decorated apartments, the career of his son, Cesare, cardinal, general, employer of Da Vinci and the model for Machiavelli’s The Prince, and the journey of Lucrezia Borgia from “the greatest whore in Rome” to a devout and treasured duchess of the city Ferrara. Sometimes truth is more intoxicating than myth.

To be held at the Gravesend Masonic Hall, Wrotham Road, Gravesend, DA110PA

Visitor Lecture Fee – £7.00

Visitors must book in advance with our Membership Secretary as we have a limit on numbers able to attend – email: membership@theartssocietygravesend.org.uk