The most Infamous Family in History
5 October 2022
Digby hall , hound street, sherborne at 3 pm and 7 pm
Murder, poison, corruption, incest…but were the Borgias really so bad? Sometimes truth is more intoxicating than myth.
Novelist, broadcaster and critic. Sarah read history at Cambridge, then worked for many years as a cultural journalist in radio and television on such programmes as Kaleidoscope (BBC Radio 4), The Late Show (BBC 2), and Night Waves (BBC Radio 3). She has published thirteen novels, taught renaissance studies at Washington University, St Louis, is a visiting tutor on the MA in creative writing at Oxford Brooks and has lectured around the world at festivals and conferences. Her last five novels have been set within the Italian Renaissance. In the Name of the Family (2017) completes the story of the Borgia family and the remarkable period of Italian history in which they lived. Her recent series on history for BBC Radio 4, called When Greeks Flew Kites is available on podcast or listen again: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090ccrh/episodes/player