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The Borgias S2 Ep7 The Siege at Forli


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The Borgias is a historical-fiction drama television series created by Neil Jordan; it debuted in 2011 and was canceled in 2013.

The series is set around the turn of the 16th century and follows the Borgia family. It stars Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI with François Arnaud as Cesare, Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia and David Oakes as Juan. Colm Feore also stars as Cardinal della Rovere.

The series follows the rise of the Borgia family to the pinnacle of the Roman Catholic Church and their struggles to maintain their grip on power. The beginning of the first season depicts the election of Rodrigo Borgia to the papacy through simony and bribery, with the help of his sons, Cesare and Juan. Upon winning the election, Rodrigo Borgia becomes Pope Alexander VI, which then thrusts him and his family deep into the murky heart of politics in fifteenth-century Europe: from shifting loyalties within the College of Cardinals to the ambitions of the kings of Europe to the venomous rivalries between the noble families of Italy at the time.

16 7 "The Siege at Forli" Kari Skogland David Leland May 20, 2012 

Juan Borgia returns to Rome with Conquistadors bearing gifts from the New World including a panther for Lucrezia and cigars for his father, who confuses them for "turds". In private Juan reveals he is to be a father and is given the task of taking Forli. Juan seeks the help of a doctor who diagnoses him with syphilis. The army advances to Forli to discover her recent armament of French cannon put to good use. While discussing terms Caterina's son is abducted by Juan and is tortured in view of his mother. Ludovico Sforza marches his army to Forli to break the siege and decimates the Papal army with hand cannons. Caterina's son is saved from execution and Juan escapes into the woods. In Florence Cesare observes Savonarola who continues to preach against vanity. They witness the Bonfire of the Vanities. Lucrezia agrees to meet with her suitor Calvino de Genova after his brother Raffaello catches her eye.

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