In this episode of Rude Tudors, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating reflect upon another contender for the Worst Year Ever: 1347. Catastrophes in the East, like storms raining poisonous amphibians or smoke that turns people to stone, portended something bad for Europe. Spoiler alert: it was the plague. Find out the answers to:
Also, as a call to arms against the incoming Trump administration, an examination of Steve Bannon’s ill-fated, rappin’ Shakespeare adaptations. People with such bad taste have no place in politics. Other highlights include Nicole's rant against frogs, criticism of our Eurocentrism, and predictions about Carrie Fisher.
In this episode of Rude Tudors, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating explore early environmental consciousness in Renaissance England. Did you know that coal was burned in England since at least the 1000? As early as the 14th century, London authorities attempted to curtail this disastrous practice, which was widely recognized as hazardous to human, plant, and architecture alike. And yet here we are, still trying to get away from coal in the new millennium. Find out the answers to:
In this episode of English Renaissance podcast Rude Tudors, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating laugh and teach about historical jests. From poop to virgins to henpecked husbands, these dirty jokes amused people of the past. But how do they hold up? Find out in this episode...
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What happened to the James family in 1606? The parents were found murdered in their home and the two children went missing. Learn about the brutal band of brigands who terrorized this family and whether justice was ever served. Find out the answer to the following questions:
Learn about true crime during the period of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Shakespeare.
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Naughty nuns have an alliterative ring to them, but what kind of trouble did they really get up to in Renaissance England? In this episode of history podcast Rude Tudors, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating explore these Catholic figures in a Protestant country. Learn about the Nun of Watton, who experienced a miracle disappearing pregnancy, and the Nun of Lisbon, whose magical tricks give David Blaine a run for his money. Find out the answers to:
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