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Join us as we time travel back through history, exploring the lives and stories of ladies of the past, from the everyday to the extraordinary, imagining what it might have been like to be them.

The Exploress Podcast Kate J. Armstrong

    • History
    • 4.9 • 280 Ratings

Join us as we time travel back through history, exploring the lives and stories of ladies of the past, from the everyday to the extraordinary, imagining what it might have been like to be them.

    The History of Mrs, Miss, and Ms

    The History of Mrs, Miss, and Ms

    Ever wondered about the origin stories of the titles Mrs., Miss, and Ms.? They're more than likely to surprise you.

    • 15 min
    The Magnificent Lady Fu Hao

    The Magnificent Lady Fu Hao

    For years, China's ancient Shang Dynasty was almost a myth, but its stories were lying in wait in the Yellow River plain, where it had been hiding for centuries. And at the heart of it all, an almost lost queen. Let's meet the Shang and their impressive warrior queen.

    • 13 min
    What She Wore: A Brief History of Sequins

    What She Wore: A Brief History of Sequins

    This month, I'm pulling three bonus episodes from the Patreon vault to share with everyone. Happy holidays! I LOVE me some sequins. It’s hard to feel anything but celebratory when you’re sparkling like a mirror ball. The shiny plastic disc you’re picturing is a relatively new invention, but sequins have a surprisingly long and interesting history. 

    • 13 min
    Something Wicked: Witch Hunts in the Tudor Age

    Something Wicked: Witch Hunts in the Tudor Age

    In the 16th and 17th centuries, Scotland and England saw witch panics sweep through the land. Many people were tried, and some were put to death because of changes of witchcraft. The vast majority of them were women. In this Halloween special, we try and understand where these witch panics came from and see them through the eyes of the women who suffered.

    • 47 min
    Re-release: That Girl Is Poison

    Re-release: That Girl Is Poison

    This is one of my earliest Halloween-inspired bonus episodes, finessed and remastered, to get you warmed up for our Tudor-era Halloween special next week. It will take us from the ancient world into the Tudor and Victorian eras and beyond, exploring that age-old link between women and poison. It's a perfect companion to the spooky season! And it'll teach us some bizarre and fascinating things about the Tudor monarchs' paranoia about poison.

    • 40 min
    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter IX: Feast & Fun

    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter IX: Feast & Fun

    We Tudor ladies have done a lot of work in this series. So let's prepare a meal, then take our place at the table and enjoy it. We'll find out what kinds of food we might be enjoying, how to make sure we mind our manners while feasting, and find out what kinds of things we do for fun in Tudor times.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
280 Ratings

280 Ratings

Gambi1989 ,

Love it!!!

Absolutely love listening to the way she takes us with her to travel back in time!

Shwynn ,

Love it.

Fantastic show. Public Women is a great entry episode.

Dusty shell ,

I love how she gives enough background that you can understand what’s going on

I really enjoy when sheHas people voice the character she’s talking about and when she reacts to those people as if they are present. And I really like how she gets into the lives of women in that time And gives you an idea of what it must’ve been like for that person

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