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Old 06-06-2017, 12:30 AM
Nikki K
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On "The Borgias" it involved a baking lesson as a metaphor and I think it was linked to the plotline of Vanozza and Giulia blackmailing cardinals. It's been a long time that I've watched it. In reality, Rodrigo left Lucrezia in charge because after Louis XII invaded Naples (after having divided its territory with Spain and deposed its king), Rodrigo saw this as a chance to go against the Colonna, one of Rome's powerful families, and reduce their influence. I remember that it was also a sort of ploy to give the impression that Lucrezia yielded political influence (which she may as well have), which made her a more attractive marriage prospect for Alfonso d'Este, future duke of Ferrara – whom she ultimately did marry.
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You might want to rethink marrying the lines "Kids are dead! Kids are dead!" ("Happy days are here again.").
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