Lucrezia and Giulia Farnese leave Sforza's castle for Rome but Paulo the groom pays a heavy price for helping them get away. The two women soon encounter a French patrol but Lucrezia manages to charm the French King. The Pope meets with the Spanish ambassador but doesn't get the help he was expecting. Despite the advice of his Cardinals that they decamp and leave Rome, he refuses to do so. Juan does come up with a plan to meet the French forces long before they reach Rome. They find themselves just a bit outnumbered however. It's Lucrezia who comes up with a solution. Written by
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Johannes Burchart was nominated Protonotary Apostolic in 1481 and appointed Master of Ceremonies to Pope Sixtus IV in 1483, an office he had bought for 450 ducats. He held it until his death on 16 May 1506, serving four Popes during his tenure. See more
Juan refers to the college of cardinals as lemmings when they flee the Vatican in anticipation of an impending French invasion. He's several centuries too early to use this expression. The popular myth of mass lemming suicide began when the Walt Disney movie, 'Wild Wilderness' was released in 1958. Furthermore, lemmings only live in the Arctic tundra and would be unheard of in 15th century Italy. See more
I disapprove of lechery, debauchery, drunkenness.
Which is why our father made you the cardinal.
Why then did he make you a duke?
Because lechery and debauchery are the very marks of nobility.
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