158 – The Este of Ferrara

We take a look at a brief summary of one of the oldest dynasties in Europe, the House of Este who are the ancestors also of the House of Windsor rulers of the United Kingdom. 

In particular we look at the Italian branch, from their Carolingian roots to the year 1505 when Ercole D’Este was succeeded by his son Alfonso and daughter in law, Lucrezia Borgia.

In between we’ll see: a marquis acting like a brigand; nasty rebellions that end in cannibalism a non stop array of naughtiness in the bedroom, with one member of the house of Este cooking in at 800 lifetime lovers; a romantic love triangle than ends in a tragic beheading and much more

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