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Incest, Intrigue and Murder: Were the Borgias Really that Bad?

  • Hampshire Archives & Local Studies Sussex Street Winchester Hampshire (map)

Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH

The Borgias were an Italo-Spanish noble family, which rose to ecclesiastical and political prominence during the Italian Renaissance and when people think of them they immediately think of incest, intrigue and murder.

Rumours of these happenings have been around since the family were alive, but how much of it actually true and how much if it is simply just rumour? Historian and author Samantha Morris will discuss the allegations against the family, and explore what precisely was true and what wasn't.

  • Saturday 21 September: 1130-1230

Please note the room where the talk is being held is only accessible via stairs or a lift. Since the lift cannot be used in an emergency, evacuation of less able visitors in an emergency is down the stairs via an evacuation chair. Hampshire Record Office ask that we notify them advance of the presence of anyone using a wheelchair or with access issues likely to require use of an evacuation chair in an emergency. Please select 'accessible ticket' if you feel this could be you.

Please note there is likely to be some strong language in the talk. 

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