The rise to power, and start of a dynasty, of the Borgia family. Rodrigo Borgia ascends within the Catholic Church, becoming Pope Alexander VI. The position brings with it many enemies, internal and state-based, and he has to use all of his abilities of diplomacy, ruthlessness, charm, and the power of the church to stay in power, and alive. Luckily, his children are equally ambitious.
Sex. Power. Murder. Amen.
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Did You Know?
David Oakes plays the son of Jeremy Irons in this show. In The White Queen
(2013) Oakes plays the brother to Max Irons's character who is Jeremy Irons son in real life. In both shows, Oakes's character is killed by his brothers. See more
Christopher Columbus departed on his first voyage in 1492, the same year as Rodrigo Borja's election to Pope. No one would or could be speaking of the New World, yet. See more
References The Tudors