Doerrer, Michael Leopoldo

Life of Cardinal Innocenzo del Monte. A Scandal in Scarlet
1997 0-7734-8581-3
This book gathers for the first time virtually all that is known about the last of the unreformed and unregenerate cardinals of the sixteenth century, Innocenzo Ciocchi del Monte, the adopted cardinal-nephew of Pope Julius III. At the same time, it contains a wealth of material, some of it never explored before, on the del Monte family in general, and Julius III in particular. It also explores in detail the dynastic connections of the del Monte and illuminates some of the leading parts played by the family in the case of the divorce of Henry VIII, the rise of the Jesuits, and in the perils of the Order of St. John in that time.