The Deadly Sisterhood by Leonie Frieda
A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527

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Considering the depth of detail surrounding the activities of these women, the book frequently requires stopping and going back to reread some piece of information or historical analysis...
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From Leonie Frieda, critically acclaimed biographer of Catherine de Medici, comes The Deadly Sisterhood: an epic tale of eight women whose lives—marked by fortune and poverty, power and powerlessness—encompass the spectacle, opportunity, and depravity of Italy’s Renaissance.

Lucrezia Turnabuoni, Clarice Orsini, Beatrice d’Este, Isabella d’Este, Caterina Sforza, Giulia Farnese, Isabella d’Aragona, and Lucrezia Borgia shared the riches of their birthright: wealth, political influence, and friendship, but none were not exempt from personal tragedies, exile, and poverty.   

With riveting narrative, Leonie Frieda’s The Deadly Sisterhood: A Story of Women, Power, and Intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427–1527 brings to life a long-gone era filled with intrigue, corruption, and passion.

 

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Leonie Frieda is the author of Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France. Born in Sweden and educated in Britain, she speaks five languages and is a member of the Institute of Linguists. She lives in London with her daughter Elisabeth and son Jake.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson. 403 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Judith Reveal on Apr 02 2013

Considering the depth of detail surrounding the activities of these women, the book frequently requires stopping and going back to reread some piece of information or historical analysis...

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