The man’s tongue was partially cut out and his hand chopped off, then hung out of the prison window as a warning.Despite her grief, Lucrezia readily agreed to the next match arranged by her father and brother.Astute and highly educated, she also acted as her father’s most trusted regent while he and Cesare were away from Rome. Her distraught father watched her go, running from window to window.
The first Borgia Pope, Alexander’s uncle Alfonso, had come to Italy in the 15th century as an administrator on behalf of the Spanish King of Aragon, who had recently conquered Naples.
As a reward for his success in Rome, he was made a cardinal.
But Draper's presence on the screen was frequently complemented—and even at times overshadowed—by the beautiful, captivating, and refreshing female characters represented by talented actresses.
These include the likes of January Jones, Elisabeth Moss, and Christina Hendricks, who piloted the show alongside Hamm.
But despite her pregnancy and rumours of an incestuous relationship with not only with her father but also her brother, the Borgias brazenly persisted in portraying Lucrezia as a virgin bride at her second marriage, a fallacy that, in the words of one contemporary, ‘set all of Italy laughing since it was common knowledge that she had been and was then the greatest whore there ever was in Rome’.
Bishops and cardinals were murdered, and their lands and palaces looted before their bodies were cold.
Despite his position, Cesare was extraordinarily sensitive to any perceived slight.
He arrested one man for spreading scandalous stories about the Borgias.
On July 19, 2007 we were introduced to Don Draper, a catalyst in the high-intensity world that is New York advertising.