Kisah ini merupakan hasil intrepetasi sang penulis, yang berusaha merangkum fakta-fakta sejarah dan menyajikan sebuah drama misteri tentnag salah satu keluarga tertua dan paling berkuasa di Eropa. Her characterization of all the characters, but particular Cesare and his relationship with Lucrezia, worked so well to bring them alive and allow us to understand them. Mar 11, Dorothy Clark rated it liked it. In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, “Marco Polo” is based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s court in 13th century Mongolia. George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death. Mattias Padin Varela as King Ferdinand. And, famously, Cesare was the one who got trained up in the priesthood and made a Cardinal by age

Full Cast and Crew. Grant’s “Game of Thrones” Experience. Especially considering the amount of historical fiction I read. Sep 21, Fiona rated it it was amazing. A great historical fiction novel; fascinating to learn more about the Borgias. Cesare is angry and violent in the nursery only to get more angry and violent as a man. If you want a novel that will make sense of the shocking lives of the Borgia’s, this is it.

The writing and dialogue are fantastic. It did feel like something that had been written decades ago, when the British class system was rather more rigid and deferential. Jeremy Irons gives a stellar performance.

Well paced, this first of 2 novels takes us through Lucrezia’s childhood to th A late ’50s Plaidy when she was producing some of her best historical novels. Jean Plaidy has written over historical fiction books under several names many as Jean Holt. What could they strive for? She is rich and powerful and beautiful and educated, but despite these advantages her self-worth is bound up only in how her father and brothers react to her; if they are adoring her, they are not fighting each other, or killing people, or starting wars or seduce-raping innocent girls or boys — so it’s very important that they keep on adoring her, even if it means keeping them trapped as rivals for her attention and affection.


George Percival Hibbert was a British author of about historical novels, most of them under the pen name Jean Plaidy which had sold 14 million copies by the time of her death.

Therefore although it felt historically accurate overall, it struck me that it might be a bit of a whitewash of Lucrezia Borgia. Excellent book and well written. Was adultery really so bad if it got your husband, family, and children wealth, status and favor? My first Plaidy and I am hooked!

Madonna of the Seven Hills (Lucrezia Borgia, #1) by Jean Plaidy

Beruntung saya membaca buku karya Jean Plaidy ini, yg terdiri dari 2 buku. No trivia or quizzes yet. Thus even as it tells the story of Lucrezia’s father’s elevation from Cardinal Roderigo Borgia to Pope Alexander III despite being the father of three and possibly four illegitimate children by a courtesan, which is a tale quite worthy of a novel in its own right, Madonna of onlie Seven Hills focuses on perhaps the most famous case of sibling rivalry gone wild since Cain and Abel, except this time, instead of God’s favor, the brothers are dueling for that of their own sister and father.

Grant’s “Game of Thrones” Experience. She spent 15 years in the 50s and 60s writting well researched historical novels numbering onliine Jordan had tried to direct a film about the Borgia reign for over a decade, and the project had many times come close to fruition, with stars such as Colin Farrell and Scarlett Johansson attached to it. Cesare Borgia, digambarkan berandal yang di saat dewasanya berubah menjadi sosok dominan, dingin dan mematikan, tetapi berdarah panas borvia tidak ragu-ragu utk membunuh lawan2nya.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jean Plaidy was one of the first to write such great historical novels. Plaidy believes Lucrezia Borgia has been given a bad name without historical confirmation. However Roderigo was not content to be a cardinal. Steven Berkoff as Savonarola. This novel tells her story up to the point of her supposed mysterious pregnancy following her scandalous divorce.


Dalam buku ini dibahas sejak kelahiran Lucrezia Borgia dimana dia sudah jadi permata hati keluarganya, diperebutkan kasih sayangnya antara abang-abangnya yang saling iri hati, Cesare dan Giovanni. Pengarang menulis dgn lihay nya ttg kelebihan dan kekurangan masing-masing individu yang memiliki peran penting dalam kehidupan awal Lucrezia, walau ada indikasi dari pengarang yang terlihat tidak menyukai Sforza dan Orsini suami Giulia Farnesse yang dikatakan sbg pria lemah.

The detail is enough to visualize the scene without becoming boring. A good story, but drag down but a little too much telling rather than showing. I’ve noticed a tendency, in Plaidy, to build the tale around the most popular anecdote about her subject known at the time, whether it’s truth or folklore.

Madonna of the Seven Hills

He wanted to tell her of his love and be assured of hers. How different to the blow by blow descriptions we expect today. Certainly more fiction than historical, I still loved every minute of this book. Ruta Gedmintas as Ursula Bonadeo. Luckily his children are equally ambitious.

Augustus Prew as Prince Alfonso. To a sheltered Catholic teenager, the ambitions and amorality of the Borgia pope and his family were shocking and titillating.

And at first, the writer it’s actually one of the first things we read says that to understand them we have to take in consideration the times they lived in. Retrieved July ibitelj,