After a heated argument with della Rovere, Rodrigo convinces Pope Innocent to name King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, "Most Catholic Majesty". The Medici give a bankrupted Pope Innocent a loan to pay off his son's gambling debts, in return for Giovanni de Medici's seat as a Cardinal. Rodrigo reveals his intention to restore the Saint Peter's Basilica, if he becomes Pope.
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When Juan tells Cesare that Pedro Luis was murdered, he says that it was "the Moors, of course, in retaliation for our brother's victory at Rando." Juan obviously means the historical Battle of Ronda (1485), which was won by Pedro Luis Borgia. This misspelling is also present in the episode's subtitles. See more
March, 1492. The peninsula of Italy is threatened by invasion from France, and the Muslim Turks. Italy itself is divided into 10 waring kingdoms. At the center are the Papal States, ruled by Pope Innocent the VIII. Rome, its capital, is also divided into waring fractions: the Orsini, the Colonna, and the Borgia.
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