Following the Borgia family as they rise to power in the Roman Catholic church. Rodrigo Borgia uses bribery, with the help of his son, to secure his position as Pope Alexander VI. But he has gained enemies in the College of Cardinals, who begin to plot against him. He must find alliances. Written by
Did You Know?
The Borgias were also the subject of Mario Puzo's novel The Family, and were the inspiration for the Corleone family in his best known novel, The Godfather. Rodrigo became Vito, Cesare became Michael, Juan became Santino ("Sonny"), Jofre became Fredo, and Lucrezia became Connie. See more
There were no woman called Bianca Gonzaga, marquess of Mantua. Francesco Gonzaga's wife was the famous Isabella d'Este (from the powerful Ferrara ducal family), patron of the arts and leader of fashion, whose style of dressing was copied by women. See more