In the words of that immortal poet Rihanna "Work, work, work, work, work" is the subject of this episode of history podcast Rude Tudors. More specifically, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating dig deep into the lives of three badass working women. From crossdressing pirate to propagandist spy to philanthropic banker, these Renaissance ladies worked their way through the world. Find out the answers to...
Highlights include Ben Jonson cosplay, the horrors of early modern ultrasounds, callbacks to burn books, old-timey wage gaps, and more!
Did you hear about the woman who gave birth to a cat? Learn about Renaissance News of the Weird in this latest episode of English history podcast Rude Tudors, hosted by literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating. Agnes Bowker shocked the country with her tale of a troubled pregnancy that culminated in the birth of a skinned, dead cat. The father may have been a schoolteacher, the devil, or a bear. A room full of women testified to this monstrous birth, but authorities were more skeptical. What did Bowker actually give birth to? Find out the answers to...
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Othello wasn't England's only black friend. In this episode, Renaissance scholar Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating explore the everyday lives of black people living in London. From making shovels to playing the trumpet to managing brothels, the black inhabitants of London lived varied lives. Find out about an interesting cross section of a population that numbered in the hundreds.