Nancy Dell'Olio explains why she identifies with Lucrezia Borgia. Nancy and historian and author Sarah Dunant tell Matthew Parris that the wrongdoings are simply gossip.
Nancy Dell'Olio nominates the controversial life of Lucrezia Borgia as she says she identifies with this great Renaissance woman as she too is "considered a controversial figure".
Lucrezia Borgia was the Pope's daughter and over the centuries her name has been a byword for poison, incest and intrigue. Novels, TV series, plays and an opera have been written about her. But was she just a victim of malicious gossip that vastly exaggerated her actual misdoings ?
To help uncover the story the expert witness is historian and author Sarah Dunant. The presenter is Matthew Parris and the producer is Perminder Khatkar.
:Nancy Dell'Olio is currently an Ambassador for CharityStars UK.
:Sarah Dunant is author of 'The Borgias-Blood and Beauty'.