The Borgias (2011–2013)

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 Rodrigo Borgia (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Cesare Borgia (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Lucrezia Borgia (29 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Cardinal Ascanio Sforza (28 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Micheletto (27 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Vanozza Cattaneo (25 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Giulia Farnese (20 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Giuliano Della Rovere (20 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Cardinal Versucci (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Juan Borgia (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
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 Cardinal Piccolomini (16 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Caterina Sforza (13 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Calvino (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
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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 Anonymous

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Steven Berkoff previously played the Florentine preacher Girolamo Savonarola in A Season of Giants (1990). See more »

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Caterina Sforza's eldest son's name was Ottaviano, not Benito. None of her sons were named Benito; in fact, Benito is not even an Italian name, but Spanish. The most prominent Italian named Benito, Benito Mussolini, was named after Mexican president Benito Juarez. See more »

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Excellent AND Historically Accurate!
14 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Borgias is a series for anyone who respects history. Jeremy Irons gives a stellar performance. The writing and dialogue are fantastic.

What is beautiful about this series is the realistic feel of everything in the show. The drama is not overblown where everyone is getting their heads chopped off, the characters are completely period, and the traditions of the papacy are kept realistic. It is not another unrealistic crime drama, it is a historically accurate portrayal of a truly interesting and intriguing time in Roman history.

Excellent, realistic, non-exaggerated series definitely worth your time!


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