In this episode, things stop being polite and start being holy as Liz and Nicole discuss William Hacket, self-styled messiah and angel of the apocalypse. Highlights include Charles Manson's need for his own reality show; the fact that Jesus was born during the Renaissance; messiah hype men; watersports as a tenant of Puritan faith; stopping gay abortions; staying up too late talking to God; putting your soul on the line; running between raindrops; and how the state stuck it to religious outliers. Plus, the latest installment of Crazy Shit That People Say On The Internet About Things Relating To The Renaissance.
An artist's take on what William Hacket, self-proclaimed messiah, may have looked like.
In this episode, Liz and Nicole discuss William Herle, reputed pirate and spy for William Cecil (a.k.a. Lord Burghley) and Queen Elizabeth. Highlights include developing your Renaissance spy skills; Law and Order: Special Sea Victims Unit; the goings-on of the Marshalsea Prison; developing a convincing cover story; toilet rum and basement wine; the Ridolfi plot to overthrow Elizabeth; the pope’s beef with England; the average running speed of a papal bull; bro-ing out over Catholicism; transhistorical butthole smuggling; and Mary, Queen of Scotts, the ultimate Girl Who Codes. Plus, the latest installment of Wack Translations! rudetudors.com @rudetudors
William Cecil, one of Elizabeth's spy handlers
In this episode, Liz and Nicole plumb the plump depths of Renaissance breasts. Highlights include: freeing captive nipples; confusing Dr. Seuss and Gertrude Stein; the whimsy of The Bresticle, a boobular monster; embossed boobs; the deliciousness of the Lezberita, a newly invented drink; the connection between breasts and testicles; Galen, the Web MD of the Renaissance; saggy demon boobs; the medicinal properties of breast milk. rudetudors.com @rudetudors
In this episode, Liz and Nicole get real about virginity. Highlights include: semi-offensive Australian stereotypes. Forging notes from your gynecologist. Ye olde paternity tests. The hymen as a problematic membrane. The evil that makeup obscures. All-female virginity squads. How to get yourself an annulment. Also check out our spot on Renaissance Festival Podcast for an extra dose of Rude Tudors. rudetudors.com @rudetudors
Wherein Liz and Nicole discuss which is scarier: a haunted Port-a-Potty or a man-eating Port-a-Potty? Iconic historical locations of pooping. Questing for the Ur-Toilet. Potty-training your little prince. Death by enema. The dispute of the One-Toileted Man. And OG Toilet Daddy, John Harrington. Plus new segment: Renaissance Jokes!