72 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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    • History
    • 4.8 • 688 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.

    The Queen's Goddaughter

    The Queen's Goddaughter

    When Sarah Forbes Bonetta was seven years old, she was enslaved in the African kingdom of Dahomey and presented as a gift to a visiting British naval captain. The captain brought her to London in order to "rescue" her. The young girl would soon become the goddaughter to the most powerful woman in the world: Queen Victoria.

    Support Noble Blood:
    — Bonus episodes and scripts on Patreon
    — Merch!
    — Order Dana's book, Anatomy: A Love Story
    — Sign up to join Dana on the Mary Shelley Pilgrimage in April
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    • 34 min
    Boudica Victoria

    Boudica Victoria

    Boudica is one of the most famous folk-heroines of Great Britain, a woman who led thousands of troops in 61 A.D. against the Roman occupiers. Though her rebellion was ultimately uncessful, Boudica's final victory would be in becoming a symbol that endured through the centuries.

    Support Noble Blood:
    — Bonus episodes and scripts on Patreon
    — Merch!
    — Pre-order Dana's book, Anatomy: A Love Story
    — Sign up to join Dana on the Mary Shelley Pilgrimage in April
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 31 min
    A King Legitimate and Illegitimate

    A King Legitimate and Illegitimate

    In a small town in the northeast of Spain, in a small pub, a man named Albert Solà works as a waiter. He might also be the rightful King of Spain.

    Support Noble Blood:
    — Bonus episodes and scripts on Patreon
    — Merch!
    — Pre-order Dana's book, Anatomy: A Love Story
    — Sign up to join Dana on the Mary Shelley Pilgrimage in April
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 30 min
    Trial By Combat

    Trial By Combat

    In 1386 France, Jean Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris faced each other in a fight to the death. The two were former friends turned bitter enemies. Le Gris was accused of a terrible crime, and the courts determined that only God could determine the guilty party.

    Support Noble Blood:
    — Bonus episodes and scripts on Patreon
    — Merch!
    — Pre-order Dana's book, Anatomy: A Love Story
    — Sign up to join Dana on the Mary Shelley Pilgrimage in April
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 35 min
    Murder, Madness, and Eric XIV

    Murder, Madness, and Eric XIV

    Throughout history, there have been stories of royals going mad. But very few kings have committed murder in their fits of insanity.

    Support Noble Blood:
    — Bonus episodes and scripts on Patreon
    — Merch!
    — Pre-order Dana's book, Anatomy: A Love Story
    — Sign up to join Dana on the Mary Shelley Pilgrimage in April
    Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

    • 37 min
    The Tiger of Mysore

    The Tiger of Mysore

    At the end of the 1700s, Tipu Sultan was the leader of the Kingdom of Mysore, facing off against the encroaching invasion of the British East India Trading Company. Today, Tipu's legacy is complicated and still confused with propaganda and mythology. Was he a crusading hero, or a religious bigot?
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
688 Ratings

688 Ratings

omaizzy1950 ,

Boudica

Love the podcast and listen to every episode, but just fyi, Cowper is pronounced Cooper

Stellarvampchick ,

Love this podcast!

This has to be my favorite podcast about history, especially when it comes to the history of female royals, non-royals, or even of those who were royals in many other aspects of our history. My absolute favorite right now would have to be about Queen Boudica.

R1111111112222 ,

Incredible!!!

This podcast is INCREDIBLE!!! I love it so much. Such interesting stories, fascinating history and amazing story telling!! Beautiful work Dana! I’m hooked!!

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