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.
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.
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