2x07 The Siege at Forli
First Aired: May. 20, 2012 on Showtime
Summary: Juan's triumphant return from Spain is marred by his unsuccessful siege of the Sforza castle; Lucrezia purposely scuttles a scheme to marry her off to a rich Genovese merchant; Savonarola's forces conduct the infamous "Bonfire of the Vanities."
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- Goof (factual errors): Juan Borgia never besieged Forli and Ravaldino castle. The city of Forli was taken and Ravaldino besieged by Cesare Borgia in December and January of 1499 (The new year of 1500 did not start until March prior to the adoption of the Gregorian calender many decades later)
- Goof (factual errors): The castle of Ravaldino was inside the city walls of Forli, not on the edge of the city as shown
- Goof (factual errors): The incident of Caterina Sforza's eldest son being held hostage occurred in 1488 after the murder of her first husband, Giralomo Riario. Eye witness accounts differ as to whether or not she hiked her skirt, showing her genitals and saying she could always make more kids.