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By Eleanor Herman

On April 17, 1581, photographs ring out in a Roman backyard and a tender guy falls lifeless in an ambush. inside of days, a robust baron weds the beautiful widow. we all know the baron ordered the hit. yet how a lot did the victim’s spouse be aware of? Vittoria Accoramboni, the main attractive lady in Rome, chafed below the monetary barriers of her husband’s kin. She waited 8 years for Pope Gregory XIII to die in order that her husband’s uncle, Cardinal Montalto, may well turn into the recent pope and produce the family members untold energy and riches. yet Pope Gregory gave the look of he used to be by no means going to die. Had she grown uninterested in waiting?

When the pope ultimately does die in 1585, Cardinal Montalto certainly turns into the hot Vicar of Christ, Sixtus V. inside of mins of his election the mild-mannered, doddering previous guy turns into a wrathful spirit unleashing a torrent of revenge throughout Italy on all these considering his nephew’s homicide. wealthy within the descriptions of up to date resources, this riveting actual tale transports the readers into the sweetness and brutality of a misplaced period and an fascinating tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

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