Vulgar History Season 2
realm-app.pngapple.svgspotify.svgrss-feed.svgamazon-logo-white.png

NEW!

Listen ad-free in any app

A Realm Unlimited benefit


A feminist women's history comedy podcast
about the scandalicious stories of people from olden times.

Hosted by Ann Foster.

Follow

Share

More like this

Download

Season123456

Episodes

Go Unlimited to unlock ad-free listening and ebook reading.

Cleopatra VII

<p>As the first part of our new series "Women Leaders And The Men Who Whined About Them," we take it all the way back to the first century BCE and the legendary Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra VII. Growing up amid non-stop familial murder, she cannily usurped control of the kingdom from her relatives and teamed up with Rome. But where will she wind up on the Scandalicious Scale??&nbsp;</p><p>Referenced in this episode:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://amzn.to/2TgbLnM">Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff</a></p><p>Other stuff:</p><p>Patreon: <a href="http://patreon.com/annfosterwriter">patreon.com/annfosterwriter</a></p><p>Merch: <a href="http://teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory">teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory</a></p><p><br></p><p>Vulgar History is a participant in the Audible Creators Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Audible.com</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>

Feb 26, 20201h 14m
Download
Play

Agrippina the Younger

<p>Julia Agrippina Augusta, aka Agrippina Minor aka Agrippina the Younger, was a completely badass woman in ancient Rome. She leveraged her power as first the sister of the Emperor, then the wife of the Emperor, then the mother of the Emperor (three separate Emperors) to break new ground for Roman women. She also murdered a lot of people. Her placement on the Scandilicious Scale may SURPRISE YOU&nbsp;</p><p>Referenced in this episode:</p><p><a href="https://amzn.to/2vCSHrz">Agrippina: The Most Extraordinary Woman of the Roman World by Emma Southon</a></p><p>Other stuff:</p><p>Patreon: <a href="http://patreon.com/annfosterwriter">patreon.com/annfosterwriter</a></p><p>Merch: <a href="http://teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory">teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory</a></p><p><br></p><p>Vulgar History is a participant in the Audible Creators Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Audible.com</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>

Mar 4, 20201h 8m
Download
Play

Boudica, Queen of the Iceni

<p>Boudica was Queen of the Iceni, a Celtic tribe during the Roman conquest of Britain. She led a rebellion of united tribes against their Roman invaders, leaving a path of death and bloodshed in her wake.&nbsp;</p><p>Referenced in this episode:</p><p><a href="https://amzn.to/2x1z9Oe">Boudica: Warrior Woman of the Roman Empire by Caitlin C. Gillespie</a></p><p>Other stuff:</p><p>History writing: <a href="http://annfosterwriter.com">annfosterwriter.com</a></p><p>Recommended books: <a href="https://bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends">bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends</a></p><p>Patreon: <a href="http://patreon.com/annfosterwriter">patreon.com/annfosterwriter</a></p><p>Merch: <a href="http://teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory">teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory</a></p><p><br></p><p>Vulgar History is a participant in the Audible Creators Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Audible.com</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>

Mar 11, 202044m
Download
Play

Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians

<p>Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians was a significant figure in English history. Not only did she repel Viking invaders through the clever use of BOILING BEER and BEES, she also worked alongside her brother Edward to see through their father's goal of a united England. Also: BEES.</p><p>References:</p><p><a href="https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781526733962" target="_blank">Founder, Fighter, Saxon Queen: Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians by Margaret C. Jones</a></p><p><a href="https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781910900161" target="_blank">Æthelflæd: Lady of the Mercians by Tim Clarkson</a></p><p><a href="https://amzn.to/2IYkbvm">Æthelflæd: England's Forgotten Founder (A Ladybird Expert Book) by Tom Holland</a></p><p>Other stuff:</p><p>Patreon: <a href="http://patreon.com/annfosterwriter">patreon.com/annfosterwriter</a></p><p>Merch: <a href="http://teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory">teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory</a></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Vulgar History is a participant in the Audible Creators Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Audible.com</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>

Mar 18, 202052m
Download
Play

Empress Matilda

<p>Empress Matilda (1102 - 1167) was the daughter, wife, and mother of Kings. She also should have been England's first crowned female monarch, but the patriarchy got in the way. She also once escaped by camouflaging herself in white cloaks in the snow!! A true legend.</p><p>Referenced in this episode:</p><p><a href="https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9780300251470" target="_blank">Matilda: Empress, Warrior, Queen by Catherine Hanley</a></p><p><a href="https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9780061430770" target="_blank">She-Wolves by Helen Castor</a></p><p>Other stuff:</p><p>History writing: <a href="http://annfosterwriter.com">annfosterwriter.com</a></p><p>Recommended books: <a href="https://bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends">bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends</a></p><p>Patreon: <a href="http://patreon.com/annfosterwriter">patreon.com/annfosterwriter</a></p><p>Merch: <a href="http://teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory">teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory</a></p><p><br></p><p>Vulgar History is a participant in the Audible Creators Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Audible.com</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>

Mar 25, 202055m
Download
Play

Isabella I of Castile

<p>Isabella I of Castile (1451-1504) was one of the most significant figures in world history. We continue this season’s theme of Women Leaders In History And The Men Who Whined About Them with the Isabella's journey from little girl trapped in a ghost castle to teenage war mediator to PR stunt inventor to genocidal dictator! This is a heavy one, so get ready.</p><p>References:</p><p><a href="https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781632865205">Isabella of Castile: Europe's First Great Queen by Giles Tremlett</a></p><p><a href="https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9780307742162">Isabella: The Warrior Queen by Kirstin Downey</a></p><p><br></p><p>Other stuff:</p><p>Patreon: <a href="http://patreon.com/annfosterwriter">patreon.com/annfosterwriter</a></p><p>Merch: <a href="http://teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory">teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory</a></p><p><br></p><p>Vulgar History is a participant in the Audible Creators Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Audible.com</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>

Apr 1, 20201h 2m
Download
Play

Juana I of Castile

<p>Juana I of Castile (1479-1555) was the third child of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. She's remembered now for being "Juana La Loca/Juana The Mad" but, in fact, that reputation was just part of a larger scheme that found her caught between her ambitious and terrible husband and her ambitious and terrible father.</p><p>References:</p><p>Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile by Julia Fox</p><p>Juana I: Legitimacy and Conflict in Sixteenth-Century Castile by Gillian B. Fleming</p><p>Other stuff:</p><p>History writing: <a href="http://annfosterwriter.com">annfosterwriter.com</a></p><p>Recommended books: <a href="https://bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends">bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends</a></p><p>Patreon: <a href="http://patreon.com/annfosterwriter">patreon.com/annfosterwriter</a></p><p>Merch: <a href="http://teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory">teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory</a></p><p><br></p><p>Vulgar History is an affiliate of Bookshop.org, which means that a small percentage of any books you click through and purchase will come back to Vulgar History as a commission.</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>

Apr 8, 202051m
Download
Play

Anne, Queen of Great Britain

<p>Anne I (1665 – 1714), best known as the main character of the movie <em>The Favourite</em>, was Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland and then of Great Britain and Ireland for twelve years. Her life story is a gossip buffet of rivalry, death, and resiliency. But how will she score on the scandilicious scale??</p><p>References:</p><p><a href="https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9780804171601">Queen Anne: Politics and Passion by Anne Somerset</a></p><p><a href="https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9781474605359">The Favourite: The Life of Sarah Churchill and the History Behind the Major Motion Picture by Ophelia Field</a></p><p>Other stuff:</p><p>History writing: <a href="http://annfosterwriter.com">annfosterwriter.com</a></p><p>Recommended books: <a href="https://bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends">bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends</a></p><p>Patreon: <a href="http://patreon.com/annfosterwriter">patreon.com/annfosterwriter</a></p><p>Merch: <a href="http://teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory">teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory</a></p><p><br></p><p>Vulgar History is an affiliate of Bookshop.org, which means that a small percentage of any books you click through and purchase will come back to Vulgar History as a commission.</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>

Apr 15, 202047m
Download
Play

Joanna of Naples

<p>Joanna of Naples (1326-1382) was Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily for thirty action-packed and highly scandilicious years. This story has it all: kidnappings! Revenge murders! Evil popes! Evil husbands! Being trapped in an iron cage for fourteen years! The black plague! But how will Joanna herself score on our scandilicious scale? The results may SURPRISE YOU!!</p><p>References:</p><p><a href="https://longreads.com/2018/07/03/queens-of-infamy-joanna-of-naples/"><u><strong>Queens of Infamy: Joanna of Naples by Anne Theriault on Longreads</strong></u></a></p><p><a href="https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9780316524001"><u><strong>The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily by Nancy Goldstone</strong></u></a></p><p><br></p><p>Other stuff:</p><p>Recommended books: <a href="https://bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends">bookshop.org/lists/vulgar-history-recommends</a></p><p>Patreon: <a href="http://patreon.com/annfosterwriter">patreon.com/annfosterwriter</a></p><p>Merch: <a href="http://teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory">teespring.com/stores/vulgarhistory</a></p><p><br></p><p>Vulgar History is an affiliate of Bookshop.org, which means that a small percentage of any books you click through and purchase will come back to Vulgar History as a commission.</p><br /><hr><p style='color:grey; font-size:0.75em;'> Hosted on Acast. See <a style='color:grey;' target='_blank' rel='noopener noreferrer' href='https://acast.com/privacy'>acast.com/privacy</a> for more information.</p>

Apr 22, 202058m
Download
Play

More like Vulgar History

Digital Folklore
Your Angry Neighborhood Feminist
We Stan Together
Let's Get Civical
BRASS
Real Hauntings Real Ghost Stories
Radio Rarities
Thanks For Coming In
American Origin Stories with Matthew Cooke
Borders Bletherings
Down And Nerdy Podcast
Four Top Threes