Having learned that his wife died in childbirth, an angry Juan confronts Lucrezia about her role in Maria Enriques' escape. Lucrezia is devastated, firm in her resolve to remain a nun she visits Lucia to ask how she may be "blessed" with stigmata. Cardinal Carafa reveals the people of Naples have chosen Federigo d'Aragona to be their king.
Did You Know?
Juan Borgia announces to Lucrezia that his wife, Maria Enriquez de Luna, died in childbirth while on a ship bound for Spain. In actuality, Maria outlived her bad boy husband, and lived until 1539 when she died in Gandia. At one point following the death of Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia), Maria and her aunt-in-law (the famous) Queen Isabella attempted to have murder charges brought against Cesare Borgia, whom they believed murdered Juan. See more
Since the defeat of France, the kingdom of Naples has been without a sovereign. On behalf of my flock, I ask you, Holiness, to invest Federigo d'Aragona, brother of our late liege, with the crown.
Federigo is a good man, but he has little experience in government. We fear more unrest if he rules.
He is an admiral.
Must we talk politics?
Yes, La Bella.
Then come, ladies, we shall adjourn to a more festive room and gossip...