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Do you believe in unicorns? Want to find out if Renaissance folks did? Check out the latest episode of history podcast Rude Tudors, hosted by literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating. Some might assume that unicorns have always been glittery, Lisa Frank creations with rainbows shooting out of their butts. But the unicorns described in Edward Topsell’s English-language bestiary are the stuff of nightmares. Dangerous, mysterious, and sometimes the size of an elephant, these creatures were a mythological force to reckon with. Find out the answers to...
Listen to the latest mashup of English history and modern popular culture.
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...
Everyone loves the true crime genre, right? Get a load of the Renaissance’s answer to Orange is the New Black with the latest episode of Rude Tudors, hosted by literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating. In this episode, find out about John Clavell, the 17th-century highway robber who escaped punishment and execution only to see the error of his ways just in time for a book deal. Get advice straight from the source about how to avoid being robbed, and how to fight back if it does happen. Questions answered in this episode include...
Listen to this irreverent mash-up of English history and modern pop culture.