Vixen or Victim? The Truth About Lucrezia Borgia

History’s favorite femme fatale was not what you might think

Scholars believe this is the only confirmed portrait of Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara by Dosso Dossi (public domain)

“In evil and perverse doings woman is cleverer, that is, slyer, than man. Her feelings drive woman toward every evil, just as reason impels man toward all good” ~ Albertus Magnus (approx. 1200–1280)

“Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.” ~ Jewish

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