In 1458, five years after the fall of Constantinople to the Turk, eighteen cardinals met in Rome to elect a new pope. A 27-year-old Spanish cardinal, Rodrigo Borgia, learns to play a very dangerous game; how to survive his first conclave.
No cardinal other than Silvius Aeneas Piccolomini ever recorded the secret courtroom-like proceedings of a papal conclave. Based on his diary, "The Conclave" brings to life the gripping and surprisingly relevant events of the Conclave of 1458.Written by
Rodrigo Borgia is accurately portrayed as a 27 year old. The conclave is the one that took place in 1458. See more »
Great intro to Borgia
I did see Borgia but not showtimes series, I caught the Borgias on Netflix and wow that was a great series, The conclave gives us a peek at Rodrigo as a young cardinal just learning the ropes. A must see if your a fan of The Borgia series.
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