Botticelli painted her, Machiavelli slandered her. She led troops into battle, married a Medici, and was imprisoned by the Borgias. Between her birth in 1463 as the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Milan, to her death in 1509 as a member of the powerful Medici family, Caterina Sforza's life crossed the firmament of Italy's High Renaissance like a shooting star.
Head of Zeus * Biography
02 Jul 2015 * 336pp * £9.99 * 9781781850176
'Warring kingdoms, feuding cousins, corrupt popes and hapless husbands and lovers. Caterina's tale is as action-packed as Game of Thrones'
New York Times
'A tale of murder, childhood marriage, revenge, rape, accession to power by a Florentine woman, and a violent downfall. Lev offers a rich, nuanced portrait of a highly controversial beauty and military leader'
'A swirling vortex of alliances, grudges and revenge'
New York Journal of Books