Today it’s the turn of one of our newest authors to be featured on MadeGlobal. We’d like to introduce Samantha Morris who is a passionate historian with an interest in the infamous Borgia family. We recently published her first book “Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell“. Although we say it ourselves … it’s a great book about a fascinating character!
So here’s a little introduction about Samantha Morris and why she is so interested in Cesare Borgia.
Meet Samantha Morris…
My passion for Cesare Borgia began whilst I was at University. I was in the library looking for books to help me out with one essay or another and found myself in the section dedicated to Renaissance history – it was strange but I was immediately drawn to the title “Cesare Borgia” by Sarah Bradford. I’d heard about the man, but mainly only the rumours about him sleeping with his sister – so I picked the book up and took it home with me. Thus began what soon became an obsession – I wanted to learn everything I possibly could about him, his family and the time in which he lived. What particularly interested me was the man behind the rumours – did he commit incest? Did he murder his brother? It even got to the stage that, once I had left University, I got his motto tattooed and even named one of my Chinchillas after him!
I’d had my history blog for a while, writing about various eras, but, as you can imagine, it soon became chock full of information on the Borgia family and the Renaissance in general. And so, although I do still sneak in differing eras that interest me from time to time, my website became ‘TheBorgiaBull’. The site really is a place for me to share information on this fascinating era of history, and a way in which I hope I can increase both public interest and knowledge on some of the most maligned people in history.
You can get Cesare Borgia in a Nutshell HERE