At the Consistory, Carafa announces King Ferrante of Naples is dead. The Cardinals debate the rightful ruler of Naples: Ferrante's son, Prince Alfonso d'Aragona or King Charles of France. Cardinal della Rovere argues in favor of Charles, despite Rodrigo's new ties to Alfonso. The Consistory concludes, as Della Rovere leaves to inform King Charles of Rodrigo's plans to study both claims. Written by
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The introduction to the episode states that it is September 1492. The opening scene includes a presentation to the Pope of news about Columbus' discover of a "new world". Columbus would not arrive in the New World until a month later and did not even realize that he had found a new world immediately. Certainly, news of this discovery would not have made it back across the Atlantic so quickly. See more
This is one of those rare moments when expediency and vengeance go comfortably in hand.