Murder in the Garden of God

Murder in the Garden of God On April 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 di

  • Title: Murder in the Garden of God
  • Author: Eleanor Herman
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  • Page: 346
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 forOn 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 When the pope finally does die in 1585, Cardinal Montalto indeed becomes the new Vicar of Christ, Sixtus V Within minutes of his election the mild mannered, doddering old man becomes a wrathful spirit unleashing a torrent of revenge across Italy on all those involved in his nephew s murder Rich in the descriptions of contemporary sources, this riveting true story transports the readers into the beauty and brutality of a lost era and an intriguing tragedy of Shakespearean proportions.

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    1. Eleanor Herman

      New York Times best seller Eleanor Herman s new non fiction book, The Royal Art of Poison Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul, is set to come out in June 2018 Think royal palaces were beautiful places to live Think again Herman offers a rare combination of skills for a historian her research is intensely scholarly, yet she writes the story in a colorful, witty manner History is so fascinating that it never has to be presented in a boring way, she explains These were flesh and blood people, just like you and me, facing war and plague, falling in love, living among splendid art and gut wrenching poverty Sometimes people ask me if I plan to write novels And I say, with all the things that really happened, who needs to make stuff up Reviewers agree The New York Times Book Review wrote that Eleanor writes enlightening social history that is great fun to read The Boston Globe wrote, Herman s writing sparkles off the pages The Washington Post called Eleanor Herman A lot fun than Danielle Steel or Dan Brown Eleanor, a New York Times bestseller, has also written Sex with Kings a history of royal mistresses , Sex with the Queen a look at queens love affairs , Mistress of the Vatican a biography of an influential papal mistress , and a four part YA fantasy series on Alexander the Great, called The Blood of Gods and Royals.Eleanor is a frequent commentator in the media about royal scandals, and has hosted episodes for The History Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and America Fact vs Fiction Born in Balti, Maryland, Eleanor graduated with a degree in journalism from Towson University, studied languages in Europe, and for thirteen years worked for NATO S Nations Partners for Peace magazine She is married and lives in McLean, VA with four very demanding cats.

    925 thoughts on “Murder in the Garden of God”

    1. Non-fiction: 4.5 starsLate one April evening in 1581 a young man living in Rome received a message that a friend urgently required his help. He duly set off to the Sforza garden on Monte Cavallo where he expected to see his friend, but once there he was ambushed and murdered. No doubt many murders took place in sixteenth century Rome. However, the victim, Francesco Peretti, was the "nephew of a cardinal with papal aspirations". It was precisely because of these aspirations that Francesco was dee [...]


    2. This is an interesting history about Pope Sixtus V and the murder of his nephew. Sixtus V was pope for only 5 years, but had great accomplishments that we can still see today in Rome.


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