• The Tigress of Forli

  • Renaissance Italy's Most Courageous and Notorious Countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici
  • By: Elizabeth Lev
  • Narrated by: Edita Brychta
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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By: Elizabeth Lev
Narrated by: Edita Brychta
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“A rich, nuanced portrait of a highly controversial beauty and military leader, and her violent albeit glittering Italian Renaissance milieu.” (Publishers Weekly)

A strategist to match Machiavelli; a warrior who stood toe to toe with the Borgias; a wife whose three marriages would end in bloodshed and heartbreak; and a mother determined to maintain her family’s honor, Caterina Riario Sforza de’ Medici was a true Renaissance celebrity, beloved and vilified in equal measure. In this dazzling biography, Elizabeth Lev illuminates her extraordinary life and accomplishments. 

Raised in the court of Milan and wed at age 10 to the pope’s corrupt nephew, Caterina was ensnared in Italy’s political intrigues early in life. After turbulent years in Rome’s papal court, she moved to the Romagnol province of Forlì. Following her husband’s assassination, she ruled Italy’s crossroads with iron will, martial strength, political savvy, and an icon’s fashion sense. In finally losing her lands to the Borgia family, she put up a resistance that inspired all of Europe and set the stage for her progeny - including Cosimo de’ Medici - to follow her example to greatness.

A rich evocation of Renaissance life, The Tigress of Forlì reveals Caterina Riario Sforza as a brilliant and fearless ruler, and a tragic but unbowed figure.

©2011 Elizabeth Lev (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Remarkable and moving biography

Enjoyed every chapter. A truly remarkable woman. I was surprised by the folly she displayed resulting from her infatuation with a stable boy. However, a very strong, courageous, intelligent, and charismatic leader, famous for her beauty.