In the words of that immortal poet Rihanna "Work, work, work, work, work" is the subject of this episode of history podcast Rude Tudors. More specifically, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating dig deep into the lives of three badass working women. From crossdressing pirate to propagandist spy to philanthropic banker, these Renaissance ladies worked their way through the world. Find out the answers to...
Highlights include Ben Jonson cosplay, the horrors of early modern ultrasounds, callbacks to burn books, old-timey wage gaps, and more!
Beer is often thought of as a man’s drink, but women brewed most of the beer and ale drunk during the English Renaissance. Learn about the history of female brewsters in this latest episode, hosted by literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating. Thought to be women’s work, making alcohol was often looked down upon. But once it started to turn a profit, women got pushed out of this increasingly lucrative industry. Find out the answers to...
In this Game of Thrones-inspired episode, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating get to the bottom of Renaissance stereotypes about widows. Learn about the merry widow who pulls fart-related pranks, the pitiful widow who sues for her livelihood, and the murderous widow who schemes to poison the husband of her friend.
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Renaissance women were expected to remain silent, obedient, and chaste. But not everyone follows the rules. In this episode, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating discuss court records describing violent crimes committed by women in Scotland between 1490 and 1560. Find out the answers to these questions:
From mudslinging and hat-snatching to blunt force trauma with iron tongs, the weapons these women used were domestic, readily available, and expertly wielded. Tune in and find out about the gendered dynamics of violence.
What do science, embroidery, and Mary Queen of Scots have in common? Find out in the latest episode of Rude Tudors! Mary had a knack for replicating images of American wildlife in her detailed embroidery. Where did Mary find her sources? How familiar was she with the flora and fauna of the Americas? And what the heck is a sou?
Check out these images of Mary's embroidery alongside their original inspiration. See the source of these images in Peter Mason's excellent article, "Andre Thevet, Pierre Belon, and Americana in the Embroideries of Mary Queen of Scots" in The Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes.
In this episode, Liz and Nicole react to the SHOCKING NEWS of a new, (incorrectly identified) portrait of Shakespeare! Then pick up some gardening tips and tricks to help your pumpkins win some prizes. Finally, delve into the weird and wonderful world of Shakespearean-themed fan fiction, Harry Potter style. rudetudors.com @rudetudors.com Reviews make our day, week, month, and years!