In popular culture, the Renaissance papacy (c. 1417-1534) seems an intriguing mixture of highs and lows.
Lucrezia Borgia – A New Assessment By Callum Scott-Doyle CLIO Journal of Ancient and Medieval History at Dickson College, Issue 2007 Introduction: The Borgia family, in particular, Rodrigo, Cesare and Lucrezia, have acquired a reputation as one of the most evil families in history. In popular history, Rodrigo (also known as Pope Alexander IV,) is […]
An Introduction to Olympia Morata, a Forgotten, Feminist Voice from Sixteenth Century Italy Webb, Val (Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN) Sea Changes, Vol.1 (2001) Abstract I met Olympia Morata in the British Library while searching for women lost from history. My search word ‘heroine’ uncovered an 1864 inspirational collection Heroines of the Household. Olympia was the […]