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    Creating The Borgias


    Creating The Borgias

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    Ornately wrought and filigreed weapons were a sign of status and wealth.

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    A lethal dagger hidden in an ornate crucifix was designed for a pivotal scene in Season 3.

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    Intricately mechanized blades like this trident were used by the Borgias against their foes, depicted in Season 2.

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    Gold and silver coins recreate the currency of 15th Century Rome. Coins were carried in small silk and leather purses.

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    Women wore hairnets or snoods to keep their locks in place, often adorned with jewels and precious stones.

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    Gowns of upper class women were designed to highlight their bosom and showcase precious jewelry.

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    Lucrezia Borgia wore only the finest, most exquisite gowns. Her wardrobe has been meticulously recreated.

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    Many books and documents were still written by hand on parchment paper.

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    The Borgias were flashy - their wealth was often displayed in the form of exotic jewels and gemstones.

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    Lucrezia Borgia would have worn only the most elegant silk slippers upon her feet.

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    It was common practice among the upper classes to lavishly decorate their cooked food with feathers and fur.

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