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Women make up half of the world's population, and yet history books often consign them to the sidelines. They are dismissed as merely the wives of powerful men; babymakers and nothing more. Yet women have been the driving force behind history for millennia, from female Pharoahs, warrior princesses and pirates, to the revolutionaries who sought to topple the male-dominated political systems of their day. From host of the popular 'Queens of England Podcast', The Other Half tells the forgotten and ignored stories of the most powerful and influential women in history.
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The Other Half: The History of Women Through the Ages James Boulton

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    • 4.8 • 347 Ratings

Women make up half of the world's population, and yet history books often consign them to the sidelines. They are dismissed as merely the wives of powerful men; babymakers and nothing more. Yet women have been the driving force behind history for millennia, from female Pharoahs, warrior princesses and pirates, to the revolutionaries who sought to topple the male-dominated political systems of their day. From host of the popular 'Queens of England Podcast', The Other Half tells the forgotten and ignored stories of the most powerful and influential women in history.
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    4.18 Felice della Rovere (2) The Temporal Mother of Bracciano

    4.18 Felice della Rovere (2) The Temporal Mother of Bracciano

    You might expect Felice della Rovere’s place in history to more or less end with the death of her father - but in fact, she was just getting started.
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    4.17 Felice della Rovere (1) Aboard the matrimonial carousel

    4.17 Felice della Rovere (1) Aboard the matrimonial carousel

    Fortune played very little role in Felice's impact on history - few women achieved more in the Italian Renaissance than she.
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    4.16 Lucrezia Borgia (3) A pearl in this world

    4.16 Lucrezia Borgia (3) A pearl in this world

    Lucrezia emerges from her self-imposed isolation, starts a family and meets the next great love of her life - and I don’t mean her husband.
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    4.15 Lucrezia Borgia (2) Chestnuts and mares

    4.15 Lucrezia Borgia (2) Chestnuts and mares

    Lucrezia is pulled out of mourning to get married for the third, and final, time - but not before getting embroiled in scandal.
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    4.14 Lucrezia Borgia (1) The loose end

    4.14 Lucrezia Borgia (1) The loose end

    History has many great femme fatales - but the very byword for femme fatale, the archetype for centuries, is Lucrezia Borgia.
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    4.13 Caterina Sforza (3) A daughter of iniquity

    4.13 Caterina Sforza (3) A daughter of iniquity

    Caterina takes on her most powerful yet - the Borgias
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
347 Ratings

347 Ratings

NanaJHP ,

Thoroughly researched

I’m a “Yank” with a soft spot for British history and Mr Boulton presents very satisfactory podcasts about History’s women. I first met him through his queens of England series and have followed him to The Other Half. His programs are beautifully researched with a healthy sprinkling of the real life anecdotes that put the teeth in the stories of history. His presentation style is chatty, so much nicer than a presenter droning on from a script. In short, The Other Half is a total winner.

Anita - R ,

Charmed

I continue to be charmed by Mr. Bolton's podcast. I have listened to every episode, some, many times over. I am ever so grateful he has taken to speaking a bit more slowly.
Thanks for good podcasts.

ng603 ,

Fantastic Insight

Love this podcast about women in history. It is very well researched with great delivery. My #1 Podcast of choice. Easy to listen to, learn something every time and enjoyJames’ sense of humor. Well done!

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