Season 2, Episode 7 The Siege at Forli
First Aired: May 20, 2012
Alexander, proud and impressed by Juan's triumphant campaign in Spain, sends his son to lay siege to the castle of Catherina Sforza, where his ignoble behavior and a startling turn of events bring to light his true colors. In Rome, Lucrezia schemes to get out of a planned marriage to a rich merchant of Genoa. And in Florence, Cesare and Machiavelli bear witness to Savonarola's calculated and destructive "Bonfire of the Vanities."
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- Premiered: April 3, 2011
- Rating: TV-MA
- Premise: Historical drama about the infamous Renaissance-era Italian family, one of whom became head of the Catholic Church as Pope Alexander VI. His son Cesare was the subject of Machiavelli's classic "The Prince." (more)