28 episodes

Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks, on Tuesdays.

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    • 4.8, 361 Ratings

Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks, on Tuesdays.

    ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Tilly Cult

    ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Tilly Cult

    In 2001, a woman named Ghislaine de Védrines befriended a charming man named Thierry Tilly. The rest of her close-knit aristocratic family soon became close with him as well. For Noble Blood's one year anniversary, Dana is joined by her research assistant, Hannah Johnston to discuss the mysterious and bizarre brainwashing of the wealthy de Védrines family.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Bloody Queen of Madagascar

    The Bloody Queen of Madagascar

    Stories from history are not kind to Queen Ranavalona of the Kingdom of Imerina. They call her bloodthirsty, mad, a "female Caligula." People were killed under her rule—lots of them, and cruelly. But "madness" doesn't tell the whole story. Ranavalona was a canny political leader, protecting her kingdom from the insurrection of imperialism for her entire 33-year reign... at any cost. 

    • 30 min
    The Crown Prince and His Lover Dead

    The Crown Prince and His Lover Dead

    The Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, retreated to his hunting lodge in Mayerling with his teenage lover in 1889 to enact a gristly suicide pact in an event both stranger and more tragic than it appears at first blush.

    • 42 min
    Survived

    Survived

    Katherine Parr was Henry VIII's sixth wife.

    • 36 min
    Beheaded II

    Beheaded II

    Catherine Howard was Henry VIII's fifth wife.

    • 35 min
    Divorced II

    Divorced II

    Anne of Cleves was Henry VIII's fourth wife.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
361 Ratings

361 Ratings

thechatterboxkid ,

Totally the best

Found this by accident and now can’t stop listening. The stories are well done... her voice is soothing , even the music is perfect. I’ve pretty much caught up with all of them and hope they keep coming!

RTiede ,

Shallon Lester brought me here and I wasn’t dissapointed

Shallon Lester’s Youtube video “The Truth: Khloe Kardashian and Tristan” brought me here for your Lord Byron podcast story. Now I’m obsessed with all your stories. 10/10. You’ve got a new subscriber! :)

Bored overlord ,

So good

Every episode is interesting. She speaks clearly and is engaging. Lots of cool stories I’d never heard before as well as interesting side bits to some that are more familiar. This my favourite podcast and I listen to it over and over. I wish they would do weekly episodes!!!

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