In Search Of History – The Borgias (History Channel Documentary)
Narrated by David Ackroyd
The House of Borgia was an Italo-Spanish noble family, which rose to prominence during the Italian Renaissance.
The Borgias became prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the 15th and 16th centuries, producing two popes: Alfons de Borja, who ruled as Pope Callixtus III and Rodrigo Lanzol Borgia, as Pope Alexander VI.
Especially during the reign of Alexander VI, they were suspected of many crimes, including adultery, incest, simony, theft, bribery, and murder (especially murder by arsenic poisoning). They were also patrons of the arts who contributed to the Renaissance.
~ Summary from Wikipedia
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