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A play in five acts, written as an Elizabethan-style, historical drama, 'Lucretia: A Play in Verse' is the dramatic story of the infamous Borgias, focusing on the life of Lucretia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI. The play is the precursor to the historical fiction novel 'Lucretia', also by David Krae.

This edition of the play includes a special foreword by the author.
Kindle Edition, 132 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Aquila Media (first published August 12th 2012)
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Margaret
Lucretia Borgia is one of those people much maligned by history. I went into this novel with some trepidation, half expecting the usual evil, murdering whore characterization.

I was delighted to find that this was not what was been offered. David Krae's Lucretia is a gentle, honest young woman in the midst of a politically turbulent time.

The evils of Pope Alexander VI are sung as loud as the alleged crimes of his daughter. In the novel, David takes great pains to show the political machinations o
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Dutch
Don't let the title fool you. There is plenty of Borgia drama to read besides Lucretia herself in this novel. Written in third person with the intent to admonish the negative reputation Lucretia may have attained throughout the years, her character is offset by her power-hungry, puppeteering father, Pope Alexander VI and her jealous, murderous brother Cesare. Peppered in, are characters who are key pieces on a chessboard set. After being knee-deep in this read, you'll find Lucretia is treated as ...more
Linda
This was a fabulous read! The book is eight hundred pages and I never got 'lost' or 'mad at the book' due to any errors.
This is my first read about the Borgia family, and a good read it was.
Lucretia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, has a rather notorious reputation, historically speaking. This author has researched this subject and found that maybe history was slightly mistaken. I liked the author's characterizations of Lucretia, Cesare, Pope Alexander and the supporting cast.
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