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The Borgias, Sky Atlantic | reviews, news & interviews

The Borgias, Sky Atlantic

The Borgias, Sky Atlantic

Power, corruption and lies in Renaissance family fortunes

God's vicar on earth: Jeremy Irons as Rodrigo Borgia, now elected Pope Alexander VI

The pre-publicity has been spinning this saga of the notorious Renaissance family as a kind of origin story for The Sopranos. I suppose you could argue that Rodrigo Borgia, like Tony Soprano, was in the waste management business, as he himself suggested when he took the Papal throne as Alexander VI: "God has chosen us as a new broom to sweep the Vatican clean of corruption."

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