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Whoever said history was boring obviously wasn’t paying attention. Each week, join Katie Charlwood, history harlot and reader of books, as she delves into the people, places and events that make history a bit more interesting!

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Whoever said history was boring obviously wasn’t paying attention. Each week, join Katie Charlwood, history harlot and reader of books, as she delves into the people, places and events that make history a bit more interesting!

    Frederick Rutland - Beverly Hills Spy

    Frederick Rutland - Beverly Hills Spy

    Rutland of Jutland was one of the most famous aviators in the First World War, decorated for his heroism who became a Japanese spy during the Golden Age of Hollywood, who was instrumental in the attack on Pearl Harbor, while hobnobbing with the celebrities of the day. But what caused this British War hero to up sticks and leave his country to become a spy for the Japanese Navy, in Beverly Hills of all places?
    TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of death and suicide
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    Flora MacDonald - The Girl Who Saved a Prince

    Flora MacDonald - The Girl Who Saved a Prince

    Flora MacDonald has become the stuff of legend, a song about her exploits is the theme to the bodice ripping romance Outlander. Flora showed bravery that many men of her time would not have shown, so why not grab a cuppa ad hear all about the lassie MacDonald and how she aided the Jacobite cause.

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    Tallulah Bankhead - Queer Icon

    Tallulah Bankhead - Queer Icon

    Tallulah Bankhead was the movie star that never was, a theatrical legend and was far too honest for her own good, During the golden age of Hollywood Tallulah's big personality (and even bigger reputation) made her infamous! The queen of wild parties and sassy quips, this queer icon caused a scene wherever she went, even getting MI5 involved. So what are you waiting for, listen now and find out all about this salacious starlet!
    CONTENT WARNING: There will be mention of Abuse, Self Harm, Suicide

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    Chevaliere d'Eon - The 18th Century French Trans Spy

    Chevaliere d'Eon - The 18th Century French Trans Spy

    The Chevaliere d'Eon was a French diplomat, soldier and spy who survived two French kings, the 7 Years War, and the French Revolution, who just so happened to be the first known transgender person in European history

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    Sir Isaac Newton - Ace of Reason

    Sir Isaac Newton - Ace of Reason

    Starting off Pride month with an Ace historical figure! There is so little ace/aroace representation out there from history to even now, I wanted to ensure we start Pride right, sharing the sometimes batty life of Sir Isaac Newton. If you only know him as the man who discovered gravity, oh there is so much more and it is brilliant!

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    Great Race of Mercy

    Great Race of Mercy

    What's this? A good news story from history??? Officially referred to as the 1925 Nome Serum Run, the Great Race of Mercy was an Alaskan dogsled relay that quite literally saved an entire village of children suffering from diphtheria. Yes, yes, we know about Balto, but this story is so much wilder than the cartoon entails, I assure you. Also... Justice for Togo!!!

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