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Keeping Up With Les Mazarinettes

Vulgar HistoryAug 24, 2022

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Keeping Up With Les Mazarinettes

Keeping Up With Les Mazarinettes

We all know by now how iconic Hortense Mancini was. Is it any wonder that the other Mazarinettes were just as cool? This week, we tie up the Hortense saga with a look at the stories of Anna Marie Martinozzi, Laura Martinozzi, Laura Mancini, Olympe Mancini, Marie Mancini, and Marianne Mancini along with Boy Mazarinette Philippe Mancini.

Between these seven we have: one musketeer, two accused poisoners, one iconic courthouse strut, one nighttime fleeing from the law, at least one pretty cool husband, at least one escape from a convent, and more!

References:

Wikipedia

The Affair of the Poisons by Anne Somerset 

Love and Louis XIV by Antonia Fraser https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781400033744

The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781586488895

https://partylike1660.com/marie-mancini-princesse-colonna/


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Aug 24, 202251:25
Hortense Mancini, Duchess du Mazarin: part five

Hortense Mancini, Duchess du Mazarin: part five

This episode gets into Hortense's final years, which involve: two mother-daughter reunions, how she dealt with three rapid changes in who the monarch is, CM continuing to be the best best friend to ever friend, and of course, her scandilicious score!!

Content warning: discussion of suicide starts at 47:01. If you want to skip ahead to the scoring, that starts at 57:31.


References:

Annalisa Nicholson's page at The Queen's College, University of Oxford https://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/people/annalisa-nicholson

Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II by Linda Porter

The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781586488895

https://www.thecambridgelanguagecollective.com/arts-and-culture/annalisa-nicholson

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/feb/28/restoration-influencer-how-charles-iis-clever-mistress-set-trends-ahead-of-her-time


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Aug 17, 202201:06:21
Hortense Mancini, Duchess de Mazarin: part four

Hortense Mancini, Duchess de Mazarin: part four

Bonjour and welcome to Hortense's Salon Internationale! In this week's episode, we learn more about Hortense Mancini's time as Charles II's maitresse-en-titre, her relationship with Charles's daughter Anne Lennerd, her love of swordfighting, her self-sabotaging affair with Louis I of Monaco, and her platonic life partner Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond aka CM, and overall her new era as Renaissance Influencer.

And the story doesn't end here! Next week we'll wrap up the Hortense Saga with her post-post Charles era, and finally see how she scores on the Fredegund memorial scale.

References:

Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II by Linda Porter 

The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781586488895

https://www.winemag.com/2022/02/11/hortense-mancini-runaway-duchess-champagne/

https://www.thecambridgelanguagecollective.com/arts-and-culture/annalisa-nicholson

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/feb/28/restoration-influencer-how-charles-iis-clever-mistress-set-trends-ahead-of-her-time


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Aug 10, 202201:01:02
Hortense Mancini, Duchess de Mazarin: part three

Hortense Mancini, Duchess de Mazarin: part three

So in 1675, Hortense Mancini fled France to hang out in London during the Restoration era. She truly took the city by storm with her superpowered beauty and scandalous ways. But in order to appreciate just what an effect she had, we need to talk for a minute about what London was like P.H. (Pre-Hortense). This week we learn about what Charles II had been up to since he unsuccessfully tried to marry teen Hortense (like being a volunteer firefighter, sexy Captain Hook impersonator, and oh yeah being the literal King) as well as info about his mistresses Moll Davis, Nell Gwyn, Barbara Villiers, and Louise de Kéroualle AND also the jewel heist saga of Thomas Blood. 

References: 

Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II by Linda Porter The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781586488895 

https://www.historyextra.com/period/stuart/sex-scandals-and-betrayals-charles-ii-and-his-court/ article by RE Pritchard 

Leading Ladies: the many mistresses of Charles II wielded real political power by Annalisa Nicholson (History Extra magazine) 

Rex Factor podcast about Charles II https://play.acast.com/s/rexfactor/44.charlesii-restoration- 

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Aug 03, 202258:43
Hortense Mancini, Duchess de Mazarin: part two
Jul 27, 202249:38
Hortense Mancini, Duchess de Mazarin: part one

Hortense Mancini, Duchess de Mazarin: part one

Hortense Mancini appeared one day with Sailor Moon buns and such a fascinating Wikipedia entry I had to make room for her in this internationale season. 

Her story is like if you did a Frankenstein thing of putting together all the most scandilicious bits of every story ever on Vulgar History ever before into one story, because it's all here! Wearing a pants disguise! Breaking new ground for women in publishing! Putting on plays in which she plays the main part! A terrible husband! Lovers! Outfits!  

Here in part one we learn about Hortense (incl how to pronounce her name), her sisters, brother, and cousins, her terrible husband, and set the scene with some important people who will show up in later episodes.

Content warning: discussion of the details of her abusive husband and marriage begin at around 37:30. You can skip that and still listen to future bits of Hortense's story!

References:

Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II by Linda Porter

The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781586488895


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Jul 20, 202201:07:54
Kristina of Sweden, part four

Kristina of Sweden, part four

In the conclusion of this Kristina of Sweden four-part saga, our heroine finds that her can't-be-tamed #JustBeingMiley personality can get in the way of her plans to take over Naples, Sweden, and Poland. But she gets a new house, drinks so much orange juice, and continues living this perplexing life that truly can't be described any way but EPIC.

References:

Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley bookshop.org/a/1419/9780060736187

History of Yesterday article by Ira Larsdotter https://historyofyesterday.com/queen-kristina-of-sweden-causing-controversies-just-for-fun-dca26cb7a44a

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Jul 13, 202201:01:44
Kristina of Sweden, part three

Kristina of Sweden, part three

This episode finds Kristina of Sweden entering her BANGERZ era as she a) shaves her head b) is a wrecking ball all over Rome as she ponders how to live as a Freelance Queen/King. She meets some new friends (some of whom aren't grifters), is surprisingly chill about other peoples' religions, goes TITS OUT both with her collection of erotic artwork AND her neckline, and, fully just vibes out with the electric enthusiasm of a recently escaped bear that's been held captive indoors.

References:

Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley bookshop.org/a/1419/9780060736187

History of Yesterday article by Ira Larsdotter https://historyofyesterday.com/queen-kristina-of-sweden-causing-controversies-just-for-fun-dca26cb7a44a

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Jul 06, 202201:11:10
Kristina of Sweden, part two

Kristina of Sweden, part two

If this was an episode of Friends, it would be called THE ONE WHERE SHE YEETS THE CROWN. Picking up from part one, Kristina is Teen Queen/King of Sweden and her main focus is doing the opposite of what Axel Oxenstierna wants her to do. But the more she remains Queen/King, the more she starts to channel Belle from Beauty and the Beast, wanting adventures in the great wide somewhere. And so, as Big Freedia says in the latest Beyonce song, time for her to release her job!

References: 

Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley bookshop.org/a/1419/9780060736187

History of Yesterday article by Ira Larsdotter https://historyofyesterday.com/queen-kristina-of-sweden-causing-controversies-just-for-fun-dca26cb7a44a


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Jun 29, 202201:07:05
Kristina of Sweden, part one

Kristina of Sweden, part one

Kristina of Sweden, like her distant ancestress Princess Cecilia of Sweden, wasn't going to let being a Swedish Royal get in the way of her just vibing out and doing wtf she wanted. In part one, we learn about her parents, the non-typical manner in which she was brought up, and the first years of her reign. We also talk a bit about her gender identity and the longstanding rumours that she may have had intersex traits.

Learn more about intersex people at InterAct Advocates for Intersex Youth: interactadvocates.org

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness: How Can We Put The "I" In LGBTQIA+?: www.earwolf.com/episode/how-can-we-put-the-i-in-lgbtqia-with-alicia-roth-weigel/

References: 

Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley bookshop.org/a/1419/9780060736187

Queer as Fact podcast https://queerasfact.podbean.com/e/christina-of-sweden/ 


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Jun 22, 202201:12:31
La Chevalière d'Éon (with Maya Deane)

La Chevalière d'Éon (with Maya Deane)

We're joined by author Maya Deane (Wrath Goddess Sing) to talk about La Chevalière d'Éon, an audacious and incredibly interesting trans woman from 18th century France who was a spy, soldier, author, celebrity, and overall icon. Along the way, Maya also shares the stories of Joseph Boulange Le Chevalier De Saint-Georges, the Abbé de Choisy/Comtesse de Barres, Prince Philippe, and Achilles herself!  Learn more about Maya and her book Wrath Goddess Sing, including links to buy a copy, at mayadeane.com Buy a copy of Wrath Goddess Sing from Bookshop --> bookshop.org/a/1419/9780063161184  References:  Queer as Fact podcast queerasfact.podbean.com/e/the-chevaliere-deon-part-1 and queerasfact.podbean.com/e/the-chevaliere-deon-part-2/  Article by Hugh Ryan www.them.us/story/chevalier-d-eon-trans-woman  Article by Emma Powys Maurice www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/26/chevalier-deon-transgender-spy-lgbt-history-pride/  Support Vulgar History on Patreon at patreon.com/annfosterwriter  Get merch at http://vulgarhistory.store - use code TITSOUT for free U.S. shipping or TITSOU10 for 10% off your order  Vulgar History is an affiliate of Bookshop.org, which means that a small percentage of any books you click through and purchase will come back to Vulgar History as a commission. Use this link to shop there and support Vulgar History: bookshop.org/shop/vulgarhistory
Jun 15, 202201:14:18
Super Special: Let Me Be Frank (with Tracy Dawson)

Super Special: Let Me Be Frank (with Tracy Dawson)

We're joined by author Tracy Dawson, author of Let Me Be Frank: Women Who Dressed Like Men To Do Shit They Weren't Supposed To Do! This book is perfect for the tits out brigade, as it is funny and smart, with gorgeous pictures, Catalina de Erauso is it, and it's feminist as hell.
Learn more about Tracy and her book at
tracydawson.net/
Buy a copy of Let Me Be Frank wherever you get books (or borrow a copy from the public library!), but also if you buy it using this Bookshop link a bit of money will go towards Vulgar History: bookshop.org/a/1419/9780063061064
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Jun 08, 202201:02:29
Anne of Denmark

Anne of Denmark

Anne of Denmark (1574-1619) was the second daughter of a loving family in Denmark, who had the misfortune to be married off to King James VI of Scotland AKA the second-worst man in British history (see: witch burnings, colonizing, translating the Bible to be more misogynistic, overall messiness). 

Her life story includes: SO much drama, a super secret sexy religious conversion, NUMEROUS fabulous jewellery and fashion moments, and one majorly impressive grand entrance. 

References: 

This is the article I reference about if Anne was the super secret sexy Catholic patron of the Gunpowder Plot: https://www.historyextra.com/period/stuart/anne-of-denmark-queen-james-vi-i-wife-life/ 

And this is the article I wrote for Bitch magazine about how James I/VI was literally the worst: https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/what-17th-century-witch-burnings-teach-us-about-evangelical-extremism 


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Jun 01, 202201:15:05
Super Special: Tits Out Brigade Qs and As, part two

Super Special: Tits Out Brigade Qs and As, part two

More Qs are A'd this week, including: my fav things to eat and drink, which VH heroines I'd like most to do various social things with, and tits out heroines from Canadian history!

Here's further info about each of the Canadian heroines:

Filles du Roi thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/filles-du-roi

Thanadelthur thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thanadelthur

Marie-Joseph Angélique thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/marie-joseph-angelique

Marie Marguerite Rose en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Marguerite_Rose

Emily Carr thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/emily-carr

Viola Desmond thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/viola-desmond

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May 25, 202240:36
Super Special: Tits Out Brigade Qs and As, part one

Super Special: Tits Out Brigade Qs and As, part one

Because all the Internationále research is taking so much time, there isn't a new Vulgar History episode ready this week. But! I did have time to answer Qs from you, the Tits Out Brigade! You submitted questions via Patreon and social media, and I’m here with answers! 

Click here for a list of all the books recommended in this episode: bookshop.org/lists/recommended-historical-fiction-78fdf7d3-a7e9-477c-8946-4d0416514506 

Learn more about the National Network of Abortion Funds at abortionfunds.org 

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May 18, 202247:55
Doña Catalina de Erauso: Part Three (with Allison Epstein)

Doña Catalina de Erauso: Part Three (with Allison Epstein)

Special guest Allison Epstein (A Tip for the Hangman) joins us for this action-packed conclusion of this three-part saga of the Lieutenant Nun. This time featuring: a return to Spain, a meeting with The Pope (!!!) and, crucially, how will Catalina fare on the Scandilicious Scale?? 

Subscribe to Allison's newsletter Dirtbags Through the Ages at rapscallison.substack.com and follow Allison on Instagram @rapscallison and Twitter @rapscallison

References:

Lesbian historic motif podcast 

Stuff you missed in history class podcast

Deviant women podcast 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/how-basques-became-autonomous-community-spain?loggedin=true

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/17/books/cross-dressing-for-success.html

Memoir of a Basque Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso (translation by Michele Stepto and Gabriel Stepto) 

The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun: An Early Modern Biography by Sonia Perez-Villanueva

The Lieutenant Nun by Sherry Valasco

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May 11, 202248:44
Doña Catalina de Erauso: Part Two (with Allison Epstein)

Doña Catalina de Erauso: Part Two (with Allison Epstein)

Special guest Allison Epstein (A Tip for the Hangman) joins us to discuss Doña Catalina de Erauso. Catalina was a 17th-century Spanish woman who became known as the Lieutenant Nun because she was a) raised in a convent and b) cross-dressed for success as a man in the Spanish army. She was also c) a dirtbag, d) potentially a serial killer, and e) wildly interesting to talk about. This episode also includes SO MANY LLAMAS so, heads up.

Subscribe to Allison's newsletter Dirtbags Through the Ages at rapscallison.substack.com and follow Allison on Instagram @rapscallison and Twitter @rapscallison


Lesbian historic motif podcast 

Stuff you missed in history class podcast

Deviant women podcast 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/how-basques-became-autonomous-community-spain?loggedin=true

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/17/books/cross-dressing-for-success.html

Memoir of a Basque Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso (translation by Michele Stepto and Gabriel Stepto) 

The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun: An Early Modern Biography by Sonia Perez-Villanueva

The Lieutenant Nun by Sherry Valasco

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May 04, 202254:39
Doña Catalina de Erauso: Part One (with Allison Epstein)

Doña Catalina de Erauso: Part One (with Allison Epstein)

Special guest Allison Epstein (A Tip For The Hangman) joins us to discuss Doña Catalina de Erauso. Catalina was a 17th-century Spanish woman who became known as the Lieutenant Nun because she was a) raised in a convent and b) cross-dressed for success as a man in the Spanish army. She was also c) a dirtbag, d) potentially a serial killer, and e) wildly interesting to talk about. That's why this is part one of a two-part super special!!!

Subscribe to Allison's newsletter Dirtbags Through the Ages at rapscallison.substack.com and follow Allison on Instagram @rapscallison and Twitter @rapscallison

References:

Lesbian historic motif podcast 

Stuff you missed in history class podcast 

Deviant women podcast 

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/how-basques-became-autonomous-community-spain?loggedin=true

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/17/books/cross-dressing-for-success.html

Memoir of a Basque Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso (translation by Michele Stepto and Gabriel Stepto) 

The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun: An Early Modern Biography by Sonia Perez-Villanueva

The Lieutenant Nun by Sherry Valasco 


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Apr 27, 202201:10:46
Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Part Two
Apr 20, 202256:24
Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba: Part One
Apr 13, 202255:15
Hürrem Sultan (aka Haseki Sultan, aka Roxelana): Part Two

Hürrem Sultan (aka Haseki Sultan, aka Roxelana): Part Two

This is the second part of a two-part episode about Hürrem Sultan. It will make most sense if you listen to part one first! Hürrem Sultan, aka Haseki Sultan, aka Roxelana, was born around 1502 and was captured and sold into slavery as a young girl. She caught the attention of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and wound up shattering all kinds of glass ceilings for women, the enslaved, and concubines as she ascended to become his Queen. 

As noted in the episode, this is a video from Bery Istantul Tips that includes Hürrem Sultan's tomb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQcHyHoZ9Ys&t=6s 

References: 

The Islamic History Podcast islamichistorypodcast.com/ 

The Ottoman History podcast ottomanhistorypodcast.com 

Ottoman Lives podcast historyonthenet.com/ottoman-lives 

Empress of the East: How A European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire by Leslie Peirce

https://www.dailysabah.com/feature/2015/01/09/hurrem-sultan-a-beloved-wife-or-master-manipulator 

https://listverse.com/2018/06/06/10-little-known-facts-from-the-crimean-slave-trade/ 

https://magnificentcentury.fandom.com/wiki/Hurrem_Sultan 

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Apr 05, 202257:14
Hürrem Sultan (aka Haseki Sultan, aka Roxelana): Part One

Hürrem Sultan (aka Haseki Sultan, aka Roxelana): Part One

Hürrem Sultan, aka Haseki Sultan, aka Roxelana, was born around 1502 and was captured and sold into slavery as a young girl. She caught the attention of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, and wound up shattering all kinds of glass ceilings for women, the enslaved, and concubines as she ascended to become his Queen.   

References:  

The Ottoman History podcast ottomanhistorypodcast.com

Ottoman Lives podcast historyonthenet.com/ottoman-lives

Empress of the East: How A European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire by Leslie Peirce 

https://www.dailysabah.com/feature/2015/01/09/hurrem-sultan-a-beloved-wife-or-master-manipulator 

https://listverse.com/2018/06/06/10-little-known-facts-from-the-crimean-slave-trade/ 

https://magnificentcentury.fandom.com/wiki/Hurrem_Sultan 

https://www.youtube.com/c/BeryIstanbulTips/about 

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Mar 30, 202201:07:03
Malintzin (aka Doña Marina, aka La Malinche)
Mar 23, 202201:26:00
Sayyida al-Hurra ibn Banu Rashid
Mar 16, 202254:22
Inês de Castro
Mar 09, 202248:54
Rani Didda of Kashmir
Mar 02, 202201:10:37
Super Special: Interview with Shelley Puhak, author of The Dark Queens
Feb 23, 202243:45
Vulgar History presents: Vulgarpiece Theatre: Shakespeare In Love (1998)
Jan 26, 202201:40:32
Princess Cecilia of Sweden (Tits Out Festive Holiday Super Spectacular)
Dec 15, 202101:11:34
Super Special: Interview: Lucy Jago, author of A Net For Small Fishes

Super Special: Interview: Lucy Jago, author of A Net For Small Fishes

Author Lucy Jago joins us to discuss her new book, A Net For Small Fishes. This historical fiction novel explores the real-life story of Frances Howard and her companion Anne Turner, both of whom were found guilty of involvement in the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury. But real talk, if you've ever listened to this podcast you know who Frances Howard is. This is a book about her, our queen and icon!! 

You can order A Net for Small Fishes wherever you like to buy books, including at Bookshop.org (for the book or eBook) and Libro.fm (for the audiobook). Learn more about Lucy Jago at http://lucyjago.com


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Nov 17, 202101:15:36
Halloween Super Special: Catherine Monvoisin aka La Voisin
Oct 28, 202101:17:36
Halloween Super Special: Mary Shelley: Goth Queen Mom Friend
Oct 20, 202101:12:27
Halloween Super Special: Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England
Oct 13, 202149:31
Super Special: Fredegund, Queen of Neustria: Part Three
Sep 29, 202101:05:14
Super Special: Fredegund, Queen of Neustria: Part Two
Sep 22, 202101:00:28
Super Special: Fredegund, Queen of Neustria: Part One
Sep 15, 202159:31
Doña Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda y de Silva Cifuentes, Princess of Eboli, Duchess of Pastrana
Jun 23, 202148:15
Sophia Dorothea of Celle
Jun 16, 202157:58
Lady Arbella Stuart
Jun 09, 202155:48
Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre (aka Queen Margot)
Jun 02, 202101:25:45
Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox
May 26, 202145:47
Isabel of Portugal, Queen of Castile and León
May 19, 202141:39
Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury
May 12, 202153:39
Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England and France
May 05, 202101:01:52
Super Special: Christopher Marlowe (with Allison Epstein)

Super Special: Christopher Marlowe (with Allison Epstein)

It's a super special!

Author Allison Epstein (A Tip For The Hangman) joins us to share the wildly interesting saga of Christopher Marlowe, the 16th century playwright/SPY. What was his deal, what's his connection to FRANCES HOWARD, and how will our first-ever male subject (!!) score on the scandilicious scale??

You can pre-order Allison's book at Bookshop.org (for the book or eBook) and Libro.fm (for the audiobook with British narrator!!) and learn more about her at her website allisonepstein.com and follow her on socials @rapscallison

Also, click here to read the scandilicious Baines Note written about Marlowe



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Jan 06, 202101:05:36
Lettice Knollys, Countess of Essex and Countess of Leicester (Tits Out Festive Holiday Spactacular Super Special)
Dec 23, 202045:09
Anne Stanley, Countess of Castlehaven
Oct 28, 202048:39
Lady Mary Grey
Oct 21, 202001:06:07
Lady Katherine Grey, Countess of Hertford

Lady Katherine Grey, Countess of Hertford

Katherine Seymour, Countess of Hertford (25 August 1540 – 26 January 1568), born Lady Katherine Grey, was the younger sister of Lady Jane "Nine Days Queen" Grey. Following the execution of her older sister, Katherine was seen as a potential new heir to the throne/a royal rival to both Queen Mary I and Elizabeth I. But Katherine didn't care about all of that, she was all about her secret sexy marriage to Ned Seymour, which would prove her undoing. Also, she had a pet monkey.

References: 

Elizabeth’s Women: Friends, Rivals, and Foes Who Shaped the Virgin Queen by Tracy Borman
Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Nicola Tallis
Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England by Kate Hubbard
The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots: Elizabeth I and her Greatest Rival by Kate Williams
The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: Mary, Katherine, and Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Tragedy by Leanda de Lisle
https://www.britain-magazine.com/carousel/tudor-of-the-month-katherine-grey/
https://tudortimes.co.uk/guest-articles/love-and-loss-lady-katherine-grey
https://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2012/03/born-in-tower-crimes-of-lady-katherine.html 

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Oct 14, 202001:26:06
Lady Jane Grey, or, How To Lose A Queen In Nine Days
Oct 07, 202046:47