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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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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.

    In the Shadow of the Great

    In the Shadow of the Great

    Catherine the Great's son, Paul I, idolized his deceased father Peter III and resented his powerful mother. Unfortunately for him, when he finally became Tsar, he would learn that wielding power isn't as easy as it looks.

    • 24 min.
    The First and Last Emperor of America

    The First and Last Emperor of America

    At the end of the 19th century, a man in San Francisco declared himself the Emperor of the United States. Was he mad? Possibly. But he also became a beloved fixture of a city, a unifying symbol, and a monarchical mascot. This is the story of Emperor Norton I.

    • 32 min.
    From Poland with Love

    From Poland with Love

    The daughter of a Jewish heiress and Polish count went on to become one of the most infamous secret agents in British history. The story of Krystyna Skarbek reads like part-spy novel and part-political thriller.

    • 33 min.
    The People's Princess (with Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall)

    The People's Princess (with Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall)

    Thanks to the popularity of the television series The Crown, a new generation has become captivated by Princess Diana—her life and her tragedy. She remains an enigmatic figure, undeniably captivating, for both her vulnerability and her power. To better understand her life, and her legacy, Dana speaks with Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes of the podcast 'You're Wrong About.'

    • 1 u. 20 min.
    The Three Husbands of Lucrezia Borgia

    The Three Husbands of Lucrezia Borgia

    Her first lover was found dead in a river. Her second husband was strangled in his bed. Perhaps it's no surprise that in popular culture, Lucrezia Borgia has become a femme fatale, a black widow murderess who stepped over husbands in order to achieve her own ends. But the real Lucrezia is a figure far more complex and tragic than the stereotypes might lead you to believe. [Support Noble Blood on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/noblebloodtales. Noble Blood merch is available here: https://store.dftba.com/collections/noble-blood]

    • 32 min.
    Queen Njinga's Cleverness

    Queen Njinga's Cleverness

    Queen Njinga ruled the united kingdoms of Ndongo and Matamba while facing off against the constant threat of Portuguese colonization. All it took was the cunning to know who to trust and when. [Support Noble Blood on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/noblebloodtales. Noble Blood merch is available here: https://store.dftba.com/collections/noble-blood]

    • 31 min.

Klantrecensies

4.8 van 5
16 beoordelingen

16 beoordelingen

Torch of Amsterdam ,

Soothing, Fun, Smart and Sassy

As a person who loves history and a good tale, I can only highly recommend this podcast. Many of the tales are new to me, but even having read and listened to many stories and histories of a number of the nobles featured in Ms. Schwartz’ excellently produced and researched podcast, I find every episode to be revealing, entertaining and enlightening. Not only does the podcast find ways to shed light on familiar tales such those of the wives of Henry VIII of England, it does so by narrating the subjects inner monologue in a way that makes the listener feel like they are being taken into the subjects confidence, made a member of their inner circle for the duration of the episode.
I despise judging podcast hosts, especially female ones, for their voices, for many reasons I will not go into here. But I do find it relevant here to say that Ms. Schwartz’ has a timbre, rhythm and quality to her voice that make every episode not only enticing and compelling, but exciting and soothing all at the same time.

Hear ye, hear ye, listen up, and spread the word. ❤️

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