Illegitimate Offspring of Royalty
Product of a love affair between the king and his mistress the royal bastards were the prettier,smarter and stronger children of monarchs. It was thought the bastards were better looking than their legitimate half brothers and sisters because they were made with passion and love unlike their half siblings which were conceived out of duty.The truth was that legitimate children were often products of second,third or even first cousin marriages so their gene pool was much narrower leading to…
This letter, by the 14-year-old Lucrezia Borgia, was written to her father, Pope Alexander VI, in 1494. In it she tells of the reception she and her new husband, Giovanni Sforza, received on their arrival in the city of Pesaro, and begs her father to leave Rome
Part of the Borgia appartments, this was the room in which pope Alexander IV, alias Rodrigo Borgia, held his banquets for nobels, princes and kings. Today, the room is used as an exhibition room for modern art.
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Unmatched In Infamy: I was in the palace section of the Vatican Museum recently, showing some friends the dark neoclassical frescoes and blue and gilded Borgia bulls which so oppressively dominate Alexander VI’s apartments that no pope has been willing to inhabit that part of the palace since.
Treaty of Tordesillas. Pope Alexander VI. divide trading and colonizing rights for all newly discovered lands of the world between Portugal and Castile (later applied between the Spanish Crown and Portugal) to the exclusion of other European nations
The door to Rodrigo Borgia's appartments in the ancient renaissance part of the Vatican. The appartments were closed after the death of Rodrigo Borgia upon orders of Julius II. They were only opened again several hundreds of years later. These appartments are lying a level lower than the sistine chapel and are usually overseen by the audience. They are, however, authentic and entering them fills you wih awe for what happened in between those walls.