Festival talks by Sarah Dunant

46. MACHIAVELLI AND THE BORGIAS

As Cesare Borgia was carving out a state for the Borgia dynasty backed by his father, Pope Alexander VI, a young Florentine diplomat named Nicolo Machiavelli was sent to shadow him. What Machiavelli learnt informed his great work The Prince. With her intimate knowledge of this enthralling period in Italian history, Sarah Dunant will chart these formative years of Niccolo Machiavelli’s life.

View event details and buy tickets