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Papal daughter who held power in Rome

The Pope’s Daughter, by Caroline P Murphy, Faber & Faber, €17.

26th February, 2005

The Pope’s Daughter, by Caroline P Murphy, Faber & Faber, €17.

Biographies of the daughters of renaissance popes seem to be a bit like buses: if you're willing to wait a few centuries, two will come along together.

Hot on the heels of Sarah Bradford's recent biography of Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI, comes Caroline P Murphy's rather more vivid and readable recreation of Felice della Rovere, daughter of Pope Julius...

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