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Updated on August 29, 2017

Historical Valentine Surprise for HIM

Maybe...it's not a "usual" gift to give as a Valentine Present to your lover, sweetheart, partner...But for sure, it would be a great surprise for HIM, "if" he loves books or movies with some "historical contents". Lately we can watch several versions of the series about "The Borgia Dynasty" on several Flemish TV Channels (Belgium). It's like an "invasion" on TV. Not only about the Papal "Borgia" History of the years 1492, but also we can watch different movies and series with "historical" contents of the Medieval Period in Europe. As I love very much to see movies, series, and different documental editions with some historical background, you can guess, I lately follow every serie with the Borgia theme.

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Why not consider the same gift as a surprising Valentine Present for your sweetheart?

You will for your lover always discover on this lens some good "book", or "movie" about "Borgia". To know more about this fascinating Borgia history, you can already read some good short reviews of my recommendations.

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The Papal History around 1492 is the darkest period of intrigues, also the most "disputed" period of Popes. It's the real history of the Borgia family, about Rodrigo, Cesare and Lucrezia. It's the same period of historically best known artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, the explorer Cristopher Columbus, and the historian Niccolo Machiavelli (politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Italian Renaissance). Rodrigo Borgia is one of the most controversial of the Renaissance popes. The originally family name was "Borja", emigratied from Spain to Italy. His Italianized surname "Borgia" became a byword for libertinism and nepotism, which are traditionally considered as characterizing his papacy. The TV series of the House of Borgia is a very good reflection of the socially and historically dissension between the Italian States around Rome, but also a good description of the domination battles between the European Superpowers like England, France, Spain and Italy.

Borgia History in Books

Borgia: Faith and Fear - The Complete First Season
Borgia: Faith and Fear - The Complete First Season

This version of the story of the Borgias is very riveting and captivating. It's a good depiction of the tension between the desire to be faithful to God and to surrender to one's desires, which afflicts the entire Borgia family. The main story is about Cesare, as he desires to win Rodrigo's favor, and his constant rejection in favor of Juan. Overall, this is a wonderful and very dark version of the story of the Borgias, a real must watch for fans of stories about the Borgias and dark dramas.

 

BORGIA History in Movies and Series

Another of my favorite Borgia Productions

Borgia [Region 2]
Borgia [Region 2]

At the heart of the world order was the Vatican, the arbiter of conflicts between kingdoms and empires. And at the center of the Vatican was a man whose quest for power would propel him to seek the ultimate prize, the holy see of Rome. He was a man whose name would become synonymous with ruthlessness, and whose reign as pope would be remembered as the most infamous chapter of the history of the Catholic church - Rodrigo Borgia. His four children - Juan, the oldest, a prideful, lazy, unscrupulous sexual predator, Cesare, a young man torn between a faith that was not his calling and his dark violent nature, Lucrezia, a young girl discovering the secret power that a women's sexuality holds, and Goffredo, an innocent child who would come of age in a family riven by conflict- would provide Rodrigo with a challenge as great as the political maneuvering of his political and religious rivals. 'Borgia' is a dramatic series that chronicles the rise to power of this Catalan Cardinal and his clan, who would seek to establish a dynasty that would hold sway over the entire world. Though a man of faith, Rodrigo was also in thrall to the pleasures of the flesh. Not only did he have to deal with the plotting and conspiracies of his fellow cardinals and the representatives of the great powers, but he was locked in a struggle to contain the bitter sibling rivalries that threatened to tear his family apart.

 

Best Reading about Borgia Dynasty

Anc Myst:the Curse Of The
Anc Myst:the Curse Of The

The Borgia family legacy is one filled with tales of treachery, poison, incest, and murder. In this intriguing program, Ancient Mysteries takes a fascinating look at the infamous family at the center of the Italian Renaissance. Originally from Spain, the Borgias were said to have employed every unscrupulous tactic to secure their position in Roman society. Using their wealth and political cunning, the family - headed up by Pope Alexander VI - enjoyed unparalleled influence on the Roman Catholic church, while their unbridled self-interest and scorn for conventional morality contributed to their meteoric rise - and their tragic end. The family left an indelible mark on one of the most notable chapters in European history.

 

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      @siobhanryan: glad you liked my lens; thx for your nice comment...and your visit

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      siobhanryan 4 years ago

      WOW-what a lens-took me back to my history class Blessed

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      @TheLittleCardShop: thanks so much for your visit, liking and comment

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      @lionmom100: thx for your nice comment

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      Malu Couttolenc 4 years ago

      The story of the Borgias has always fascinated me, I would rea more and more books about them. Enjoyed the quiz :)

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      We love the Borgias series.

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      @LindseyKrelle: me too...would like to see "all" shows and seasons about "borgia"...they are fascinating; thanks for your visits, and nice comments; happy valentines...Enjoy today in "love" xxx

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      LindseyKrelle 4 years ago

      Fantastic Series - Hope season three is on the way - and soon!

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      @Deborah Swain: I loved more the "faith and fear" version...more realistic...; but thanks so much for your comment

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      Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      I LOVED the Jeremy Irons Borgias show...gripping stuff!

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      @Aibrean82: you will become fascinated by that part of history...Thanks for your nice comment

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      Aibrean82 4 years ago

      I know nothing about the Borgias from before, but you have made me interested! I will definitely check out the tv show :)

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      @microfarmproject: with pleasure, thanks for liking the "borgia lens" and for your participation on it; thx so much for your nice comment

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      microfarmproject 4 years ago

      The Borgias have a very interesting history. Thanks for sharing this info.