Micheletto returns to Cesare briefly to help him destroy the walls of Forli and capture Caterina Sforza and later recruit her assassin Rufio.

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Cesare calls on Machiavelli to learn what Florence might do if he were to take Forli. He says Florence will do nothing. He teaches Cesare that the perfect crime is one in which there is no suspect - as in the case of Juan Borgia. Such a man, he says, would make a great prince. Pope Alexander muses about the possibility of making the papacy hereditary. He will need a kingdom however to make that happened. Cesare marches his army from Rome to Forli but Caterina Sforza is caught unprepared when Cesare's French army arrives from Milan. Cesare races to Forli and finds that Micheletto has returned with information on how to breech the castle's 12 feet thick walls. He soon turns his sights on Naples but must eliminate one obstacle that is in his way. Written by garykmcd

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There was a siege at Forli and during it Caterina asked Cesare to parlay. She meant to capture him, but as he was entering the town, the drawbridge was raised too quickly, and Cesre jumped to safety. After the walls were breached, she and some followers barricaded themselves in a tower. It is sometimes reported that if she had fallen into Cesare's hands, he would have killed her, but she was captured by the French, whose chivalric code prevented them from executing a woman under those circumstances. She was imprisoned in Rome, and according to some sources. raped and beaten by Cesare. She was released by the Pope in 1501 after she had renounced all claims to Forli and other places. She died in 1509 from pneumonia. See more »

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Niccolo Machiavelli: I have no servants when here in Rome, my lord. Florence can no longer afford them.
Cesare Borgia: Ah, democracy, Signor Machiavelli.
Niccolo Machiavelli: They say it has its merits.
Niccolo Machiavelli: [after a pause] What would you say is the perfect crime, my lord?
Cesare Borgia: The one without a victim.
Niccolo Machiavelli: [after a negative giggle] The one without suspect.
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The Borgias Main Titles
Performed by Trevor Morris
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