Lucrezia and Giulia Farnese leave Sforza's castle for Rome but Paulo the groom pays a heavy price for helping them get away. The two women soon encounter a French patrol but Lucrezia manages to charm the French King. The Pope meets with the Spanish ambassador but doesn't get the help he was expecting. Despite the advice of his Cardinals that they decamp and leave Rome, he refuses to do so. Juan does come up with a plan to meet the French forces long before they reach Rome. They find themselves just a bit outnumbered however. It's Lucrezia who comes up with a solution.
Did You Know?
Although it is mentioned more than once that Charles VIII's French army numbers 25,000 men, it also included 10,000 Swiss mercenaries. See more
Juan refers to the college of cardinals as lemmings when they flee the Vatican in anticipation of an impending French invasion. He's several centuries too early to use this expression. The popular myth of mass lemming suicide began when the Walt Disney movie, 'Wild Wilderness' was released in 1958. Furthermore, lemmings only live in the Arctic tundra and would be unheard of in 15th century Italy. See more
[Observing the retreating Papal army
Will the Good Lord see the justice in our cause, Micheletto?
Where war is concerned, your eminence, our Good Lord will take a holiday.
The Borgias Main Titles (Instrumental)
Written by Trevor Morris See more