After a heated argument with della Rovere, Rodrigo convinces Pope Innocent to name King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, "Most Catholic Majesty". The Medici give a bankrupted Pope Innocent a loan to pay off his son's gambling debts, in return for Giovanni de Medici's seat as a Cardinal. Rodrigo reveals his intention to restore the Saint Peter's Basilica, if he becomes Pope. Written by
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Alessandro Farnese says that the Turks rechristened Constantinople as Istanbul four years prior (the scene takes place in 1492). In reality the official name of the city continued to be Constantinople until the very dissolution of the Ottoman Empire in 1923. See more
Each of us over the course of our lives must learn to control our passions, whether it be love, jealousy or power. Ironically, that is where we gain our strengths.