In this episode, Liz and Nicole disgust and delight each other as they talk about the role of cheese in early modern lives. Would you eat human-derived cheese? Why are both cheese and women considered troublesome during the Renaissance? Does cheese give you nightmares? Plus, this week’s edition of “Crazy Shit That People Say On The Internet About Things Related To The Renaissance” shows what unites us all: just trying to get back to that Ren faire life. rudetudors.com @rudetudors
In this episode, Liz and Nicole have beards on the brain. What were the different styles popular during the 1500s and 1600s? What do beards have to do with masculinity? And why did they need so many fake beards to put on a play? Plus, this week’s edition of “Crazy Shit That People Say On The Internet About Things Related To The Renaissance” about the Disappearing Wives of Henry VIII Coffee Mug.
Who is your favorite villain? In this episode, Nicole and Liz discuss historical badboy Richard III’s recent rediscovery and reburial. How much do you think it hurt when the top of his skull was lopped off? And just what do you wear to a twenty-first-century funeral of a medieval king? Plus, a steamy reading from Philippa Gregory’s overly graphic Renaissance fanfic The Other Boleyn Girl.
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In this episode, the new Wonder Woman costume redesign prompts a discussion about her foremothers, the Amazons. People get so upset on the internet! There were a number of wonder-woman types running around in Renaissance literature, fighters with a mythological past and present. What kind of a threat do warrior women pose to dudes and their order? Also check out our new segment, “Crazy Shit People Say on the Internet About Things Related to Shakespeare.”