No matter. She was betrothed again, shortly after. And her second husband, Alfonso of Aragon, was so much better than the first. The historian Gregorovius claimed that:
“the youthful Alfonso was fair and amiable…a Roman chronicler pronounced him the handsomest young man ever seen in the Imperial city. According to a statement made by the mantuan agent in August, Lucrezia was really fond of him.”
Really, really fond of him. Lucrezia was still a teenager, and Alfonso was only 17. And Alfonso was just great. In addition to looking a lot like Rufus Sewell, he had a good personality! Here’s a picture of Rufus Sewell, just so you can see what I’m talking about there:
Seriously, Alfonso was just this super charming gorgeous sensitive 16th century guy.
However, sadness is coming!