she is definitely Snakes

Lucrezia Borgia’s bedchamber in Sermoneta [x]

Lucrezia Borgia’s name has been a byword for evil for five hundred years, her life distorted by generations of historians and seen through the prism of the crimes of her family, themselves magnified by hostile chroniclers of the time. Lucrezia herself has been charged with murder by poisoning and incest with her father, Pope Alexander VI, and her brother, Cesare Borgia. As an archetypal villianess she has featured in works by Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas, an opera by Donizetti and a film by Abel Gance - to name but a few. …
A cautious rehabilitation of her reputation began in the nineteenth century, but the general conclusion was that, if she were not a murderer and a whore, she was no more than an empty-headed blonde, helpless victim of…her family. The truth is that in a world where the dice were heavily loaded in favour of men, Lucrezia operated within the circumstances of her time to forge her own destiny.

Sarah Bradford, Lucrezia Borgia (via goodnightmoon-goodnightspoon)

I will never bend my knee to the whoremaster of Rome! You can take my son, but I have the means to produce ten more sons and they will hunt you down and send you to your grave! — Caterina Sforza

people quit the borgias in ep 1 because “papal politics were boring” and that means they never got to see michelotto fingerpaint GOODBYE in some dude’s blood all over the floor and i think that’s a tragic misrepresentation of the show in tv history

François unknowingly lingering nearby the palazzo Cesare inhabited (the orange-y one with the little tower down the street, palazzo de’ Penitenzieri or San Clemente) x

lucrezia borgia, madonna of the vatican.