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From Neanderthals to Napoleon's sister, Footnoting History's team of academics share their favorite stories from across history. New episodes every other Saturday.

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From Neanderthals to Napoleon's sister, Footnoting History's team of academics share their favorite stories from across history. New episodes every other Saturday.

    Christopher Columbus and the Book of Prophecies

    Christopher Columbus and the Book of Prophecies

    (Josh) Christopher Columbus inaugurated unprecedented global changed when he sailed from Europe to the Caribbean in 1492. But he brought with him expectations that his “discovery” of this new found route to “India” would see the beginning of the end of the world. He wrote about these expectations in his Book of Prophecies. Come behold the apocalypse on today’s Footnoting History.


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    • 25 min
    Stede Bonnet, the Gentlemen Pirate

    Stede Bonnet, the Gentlemen Pirate

    (Kristin) What do you do when you’re bored with the genteel life of a plantation owner? You take to the seas and become friends with Blackbeard, of course. Follow the fascinating life – and peculiar choices – of Stede Bonnet, the Gentleman Pirate, this week on Footnoting History. 


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    • 29 min
    Empress, Strategist… Saint? Irene of Byzantium

    Empress, Strategist… Saint? Irene of Byzantium

    (Lucy) Plucked from obscurity to become the wife of an emperor, Irene of Athens went on to become regent and empress in her own right. A ruthless strategist, an international diplomat, and an intelligent politician, she was also an influential participant in Byzantium’s early medieval controversy over icons, which some saw as threatening imperial power. This episode explores her life, reign, and historical reputation.


     


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    • 18 min
    Florida: Frontier and Cracker History

    Florida: Frontier and Cracker History

    (Elizabeth) Before the land boom and amusement parks, Florida was still seen as part of the US's frontier. In this episode, Elizabeth explores the state's history of white settlement and the term "Cracker". 


     


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    • 16 min
    Anne Neville and the Wars of the Roses

    Anne Neville and the Wars of the Roses

    (Christine) In the 15th century, Anne Neville married twice, once to each side fighting in the Wars of the Roses. Her first husband was the Lancastrian heir and her second became a Yorkist king. In this episode, join Christine for a look at Anne’s life and the people in it, including her two husbands, and her sister Isabel.


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    • 27 min
    Divorcing in Revolutionary France

    Divorcing in Revolutionary France

    (Christine) Revolutionary France Series: During France's long revolutionary period, a lot of things changed,  including how you could end your marriage. In this episode, Christine takes a look at the introduction of divorce in France, including some of the ways you could (and couldn't) legally split from your spouse from the dawn of the French Revolution through the Napoleonic years and beyond.


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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
399 Ratings

399 Ratings

cdm421 ,

Just skip Lucy’s

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast now.

adwade ,

The Evelyn Nesbit episode is atrocious

I like this podcast. But the Evelyn Nesbit episode needs to be addressed because the podcaster literally says that two historical figures raping children, one of whom kidnapping women and beat them, is “eccentric” and “quirky”. This is obviously disgusting, especially because she refers to one of the men with the nickname given to him by one of the girls he manipulated. I can’t believe someone actually recorded this and thought, “yeah, sounds about right” and then uploaded it?? Violence against children is not eccentric, it is evil and criminal, and should not be portrayed as simply weird and unusual.

A_Asai ,

How did I not know?

Loving the stories, narrative and style of this podcast. This is a great podcast with an inviting hook - the stories you miss when you bypass the footnotes!
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