The Pope's Daughter

The Pope's Daughter

The Extraordinary Life of Felice Della Rovere

Book - 2005
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tenacity, ingenuity, and carefully cultivated relationships. She survived the Sack of Rome in 1527, but her greatest enemy proved to be her own stepson Napoleone. The rivalry between him and her son Girolamo had a sudden and violent end, and brought her perilously close to losing everything she had spent her life acquiring."--BOOK JACKET.
frescos. Through her marriage to Gian Giordano Orsini - arranged, though not attended, by her father the Pope - she came to possess great wealth and power, assets which she turned to her advantage. While her father lived, Felice exercised much influence in the affairs of Rome - even negotiating for peace with the Queen of France - and after his death, Felice persevered, making allies of the cardinals and clerics of St. Peter's and maintaining her control of the Orsini land through
"The illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II, Felice della Rovere became one of the most powerful and accomplished women of the Italian Renaissance. Now, Caroline Murphy captures the untold story of a rare woman who moved with confidence through a world of popes and princes." "Felice della Rovere was to witness Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel, watch her father Pope Julius II lay the foundation stone for the new Saint Peter's, and see herself immortalized by Raphael in his Vatican
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
ISBN: 0195182685 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: B DELLA ROVERE
Characteristics: xvii, 359 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm

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