Murder in the Garden of God: A True Story of Renaissance Ambition, Betrayal, and Revenge
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 1492183016 | 2013 | 442 pages | 0.4 MB / 0.5 MB
On April 17, 1581, shots ring out in a Roman garden and a young man falls dead in an ambush. Within days, a powerful baron weds the lovely widow. Everyone knows the baron ordered the hit. But how much did the victim’s wife know? Vittoria Accoramboni, the most beautiful girl in Rome, chafed under the financial limitations of her husband’s family. She waited eight years for Pope Gregory XIII to die so that her husband’s uncle, Cardinal Montalto, could become the new pope and bring the family untold power and riches. But Pope Gregory seemed like he was never going to die. Had she grown tired of waiting?