The Borgias is an interesting TV series. It featured information about The Borgias, who were led by patriarch Rodrigo and they are a family of outsiders from Spain who try to take over control of Renaissance era in Italy.
Through the use of bribery, extortion and intense torture, Rodrigo rises up the ranks to became pope.
Two of his children are used as pawns by marriage to members of rival families at a young age. Vanozza, Rodrigo’s long-time mistress and mother of his children and Giulia Farnese battle for the elder Borgia’s affections.
The story of the Borgias has inspired many other works such as Machiavelli’s political treatise ‘The Prince and Mario Puzo’s ‘The Godfather.”