The Borgias: An orgy-loving Pope and his incestuous daughter


The Borgias: An orgy-loving Pope and his incestuous daughter

An orgy-loving Pope, his incestuous daughter, and how the Borgias – focus of a major new TV series – created the bloodiest soap opera in history

11:22 PM on 10th August 2011

Dynasty: The extraordinary Borgia family is portrayed in a new series starting this week

Dynasty: The extraordinary Borgia family is portrayed in a new series starting this week on Sky Atlantic

Notorious: Lucrezia, played in The Borgias by Holliday Grainger, was suspected of incest with her father and brother

Notorious: Lucrezia, played in The Borgias by Holliday Grainger, was suspected of incest

Man of God: But the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, played in the new show by Jeremy Irons, rarely behaved piously

Man of God: But the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, played in the new show by Jeremy Irons, rarely behaved piously

Voracious: Cesare Borgia (played by Francois Arnaud) harboured an obsessive love for his sister

Voracious: Cesare Borgia (played by Francois Arnaud) harboured an obsessive love for his sister

Powerful: Alexander saw little need to control his tempestuous family

Powerful: Alexander saw little need to control his tempestuous family