The life of Cesare Borgia / Rafael Sabatini.
Though best known for sweeping historical epics such as Scaramouche and the Captain Blood series, Rafael Sabatini also dabbled in nonfiction from time to time, usually with wonderful results. This biography of Italian aristocrat and clergyman Cesare Borgia is packed with the kind of vivid descriptiv...
- Title; Contents; Preface; BOOK I
- THE HOUSE OF THE BULL; Chapter I
- The Rise of the House of Borgia; Chapter II
- The Reigns of Sixtus IV and Innocent VIII; Chapter III
- Alexander VI; Chapter IV
- Borgia Alliances; BOOK II
- THE BULL PASCANT; Chapter I
- The French Invasion; Chapter II
- The Pope and the Supernatural; Chapter III
- The Roman Barons; Chapter IV
- The Murder of the Duke of Gandia; Chapter V
- The Renunciation of the Purple; BOOK III
- THE BULL RAMPANT; Chapter I
- The Duchess of Valentinois; Chapter II
- The Knell of the Tyrants; Chapter III
- Imola and Forli.
- Chapter IV
- Gonfalonier of the ChurchChapter V
- The Murder of Alfonso of Aragon; Chapter VI
- Rimini and Pesaro; Chapter VII
- The Siege of Faenza; Chapter VIII
- Astorre Manfredi; Chapter IX
- Castel Bolognese and Piombino; Chapter X
- The End of the House of Aragon; Chapter XI
- The Letter to Silvio Savelli; Chapter XII
- Lucrezia's Third Marriage; Chapter XIII
- Urbino and Camerino; Chapter XIV
- The Revolt of the Condottieri; Chapter XV
- Macchiavelli's Legation; Chapter XVI
- Ramiro de Lorqua; Chapter XVII
- "The Beautiful Stratagem"; Chapter XVIII
- The Zenith.
- BOOK IV
- THE BULL CADENTChapter I
- The Death of Alexander VI; Chapter II
- Pius III; Chapter III
- Julius II; Chapter IV
- Atropos; Endnotes.