Just when things started to feel familiar in the Renaissance, this episode comes along to shock you out of it. Explore the brutal yet educational world of blood sports in early modern English history. Using a variety of animals to bait each other was a popular pastime that also made its way to country manors, royal courts, and even the playhouses of Shakespeare's London.
In this episode, find out the answers to the following questions:
Join literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating as they interrogate the complicated history of blood sports.
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.