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Footnoting History is a bi-weekly podcast series dedicated to overlooked, popularly unknown, and exciting stories plucked from the footnotes of history. For further reading suggestions, information about our hosts, our complete episode archive, and more visit us at FootnotingHistory.com!

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    • 4.3 • 429 Ratings

Footnoting History is a bi-weekly podcast series dedicated to overlooked, popularly unknown, and exciting stories plucked from the footnotes of history. For further reading suggestions, information about our hosts, our complete episode archive, and more visit us at FootnotingHistory.com!

    The Milne Family Part II

    The Milne Family Part II

    (Christine) Picking up where we left off in Part I, Christine looks at World War II through as experienced by the Milnes (both on the home front and in the military), explains how post-war life saw a dramatic change in the family's dynamics, and follows Christopher as he becomes a family man with his own career and interesting insights into topics like war, disability, and the book industry. 

    • 26 min
    The Milne Family Part I

    The Milne Family Part I

    (Christine) In January, Christine brought you the story of that silly old bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. Now, she’s back (thanks to listener requests!) with an in-depth look at the family that brought him to life: A.A. Milne, his wife, Daphne, and their son, Christopher. 

    • 25 min
    The Oneida Community, Part II

    The Oneida Community, Part II

    (Josh) The Industrial Revolution of the 1830s provoked a considerable amount of anxiety in the United States. While some turned their attention to combatting the scourge of alcohol, others ran away from the new society created by industrialization. Looking for connection and a return to simpler times, many Americans joined groups that offered the perfect society. One such community, in Oneida, New York promised such a society, but as we'll continue to discover this week, they found a bit more than they may have bargained for. 

    • 25 min
    The Oneida Community, Part I

    The Oneida Community, Part I

    (Josh) The Industrial Revolution of the 1830s provoked a considerable amount of anxiety in the United States. While some turned their attention to combatting the scourge of alcohol, others ran away from the new society created by industrialization. Looking for connection and a return to simpler times, many Americans joined groups that offered the perfect society. One such community, in Oneida, New York promised such a society, but as we'll discover, they found a bit more than they may have bargained for. 

    • 26 min
    Jeffrey Hudson: England’s Forgotten Swashbuckler

    Jeffrey Hudson: England’s Forgotten Swashbuckler

    (Lucy) Dancer, court favorite, and popular celebrity in late 17th-century England, Jeffrey Hudson was distinguished not chiefly by his achievements, but by his size. Born with dwarfism, Hudson was known as “Lord Minimus.” His diminutive stature and social ableism meant that his court career was dependent in some ways on his novelty. A favorite of Queen Henrietta Maria, Jeffrey Hudson was painted by Van Dyck, and frequently figured in court entertainments. This podcast looks at his life, and what it can tell us about disability in early modern England.

    • 24 min
    Maria Merian’s Metamorphosis

    Maria Merian’s Metamorphosis

    (Samantha) Maria Sibylla Merian was born in 1647 – a time when women were not expected to thrive as artists or scientists but she defied all odds to become both and in the process she illuminated the process of metamorphosis.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
429 Ratings

429 Ratings

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Just skip Lucy’s

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast now.

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Quick, and very enjoyable!

I really enjoy listening to the podcast! The length is a little short, but the nice thing about that, is you just get these very interesting short stories, loaded with fact and not a lot of added fluff…which I think is great.

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I really enjoy this podcast and the effort all the presenters go to provide well researched information on obscure topics.

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