With the King of Naples dead, Lucrezia sends for her son. The year 1500 is approaching and Pope Alexander has declared it to be a year of jubilation. Expecting large numbers of pilgrims in Rome, he wants the Church to provide the spectacle they will expect. He wants the cardinals to come up with money-making ideas. He also puts pressure on the representatives of the Constantinople Jews who came to seek permission to live in Rome, to contribute to the holy crusade against the Turks. Yet they have a different contribution in mind. The plague has returned and Caterina Sforza looks to use it as a weapon against the Pope. Cesare returns with his own army countering the Sforzas influence and intent on taking Milan. He quickly gains several allies. He is outsmarted however.
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The Lance of Longitus (along with the Ark of the Covenant, the Original Cross, and the Holy Grail) is one of the greatest talismans of early Christianity. It is also known as The Spear of Longinus, The Holy Spear, The Holy Lance, The Spear of Christ, The Heilige Lance, and The Spear of Destiny. See more
In speaking of the Sword of Longinus, the Jewish cleric says he could "'gift" it to Alexander. The use of "gift" as a verb is a very recent neologism. The English used at the time, and until a few years ago, would have been to "give" the sword. See more
Give me joy of my marriage, Father. I am an honest man at last.
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