90 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.

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    • 4.7 • 11.6K 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.

    The Adult Sons of the Hanover Line in Crisis

    The Adult Sons of the Hanover Line in Crisis

    Even though King George III had 13 living children, in 1817, he only had a single legitimate grandchild: Princess Charlotte. And then the unthinkable happened: Princess Charlotte died in childbirth and the Hanovers were left without an heir. Suddenly, all of George III's unmarried adult children were in a race to find eligible princesses and have children to carry on the family business.

    Support Noble Blood:

    — Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

    — Merch!

    — Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and pre-order its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'
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    • 39 min
    The Royal Suffragette

    The Royal Suffragette

    Sophia Duleep Singh was the granddaughter or Ranjit Singh, the 'Lion of Punjab,' but she had been born and raised in England, a goddaughter of Queen Victoria. But rather than spending her life quietly enjoying her wealth and social status, she fought on the front lines for women's right to vote.

    Support Noble Blood:

    — Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

    — Merch!

    - Read Dana's book  'Anatomy: A Love Story' and pre-order its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'
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    • 45 min
    Surgery of the First World War, with Lindsey Fitzharris

    Surgery of the First World War, with Lindsey Fitzharris

    "[T]he science of healing stood baffled before the science of destroying." The consequences of World War I weren't limited to deaths on the battlefield. Men returned home disfigured beyond recognition, and the esteemed surgeon, Sir Harold Gillies—(hard "G" sound)—made it his mission to help. I interview the historian Lindsey Fitzharris about her new book, The Facemaker.

    Support Noble Blood:

    — Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

    — Merch!

    — Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and pre-order its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    Ivan the Terrible and his Oldest Son

    Ivan the Terrible and his Oldest Son

    A living, male heir was essential to a monarch in the 16th century who wanted a secure dynasty. So why did Ivan the Terrible, the first Tsar of Russia, murder his only viable heir to the throne? The story might be more complicated than the way it's been told for centuries.

    Support Noble Blood:

    — Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

    — Merch!

    — Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and pre-order its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    Queen Victoria, in White, in Black, in White

    Queen Victoria, in White, in Black, in White

    Queen Victoria wore white to her wedding, to emphasize that she was not just a monarch but also a loyal, obedient wife. The rituals of her life became heavily imitated, and we still feel the cultural consequences of her choices today.

    Support Noble Blood:

    — Bonus episodes, stickers, and scripts on Patreon

    — Merch!

    — Order Dana's book, 'Anatomy: A Love Story' and pre-order its sequel 'Immortality: A Love Story'
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Grim & Mild Presents: Season 2 Trailer

    Grim & Mild Presents: Season 2 Trailer

    This summer, Grim & Mild Presents continues its journey into the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating. For our newest season, we’ll be taking to the high seas to explore one of history’s most notorious types of criminal: pirates.

    From naval battles and buried treasure, to deadly sword fights and stolen rum. Prepare to raise anchor! Grim & Mild Presents: Pirates sets sail on Friday, July 8th.
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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11.6K Ratings

11.6K Ratings

lrmoore88 ,

Favorite podcast!

I love history, and love royal history even more! I am always wanting more episodes! I love how Dana presents each episode and story in history.

grumpyturd#265 ,

Good, but recently some scripting issues

I love this show and would recommend it to anyone! My one note is that recently the script editing has become a bit sloppy: there have been misplaced modifiers in almost every show. Admittedly, I am an editor and these things get my goat—still, mms could definitely obscure your content’s meaning and confuse listeners. Other than that, great podcast.

frypodthegreat ,

Really?

Did I actually hear you suggest that you would face repercussions for speaking out against the Dobbs decision?

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