In this episode, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating unpack the bizarre origin story of the land of Belgium and its noble people as told through a racist English broadsheet from 1653. The birth of the Dutch involves a monstrous horse-man-fish, poop, butter, wizards, and demons. What’s not to love? Find out the answers to:
At a time when the English were anxious about jobs, trades, and the integrity of their language, even the Dutch could be threatening. Learn about the rich history of early modern England and their relationship with their neighbors.
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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.
Ever wonder what ends up on Rude Tudors' cutting room floor? Find out in this bonus episode of finely curated clips. Will they make sense out of context? Should Natalie Dormer have been cast as Daenerys in Game of Thrones? And just how much time does it take Obama to poop? Knowledge abounds in this weirder-than-usual episode. Also, mark your calendars because Rude Tudors is back on Friday, January 22 with all new, historical/hysterical episodes.