Vulgar History

Vulgar History

By Ann Foster
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A feminist women's history comedy podcast about the scandalicious stories of people from olden times. Hosted by Ann Foster.
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A feminist women's history comedy podcast about the scandalicious stories of people from olden times. Hosted by Ann Foster.

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Mary Toft
Mary Toft (1701 - 1763) was an English peasant who became notorious for her involvement in her family's scheme to pretend she'd given birth to seventeen rabbits. The story is profoundly, continuingly, and rage-inducingly bananas. Mentioned in this episode: My essay about Mary Toft, including all the references I consulted in researching her story Mary Toft merch from the Vulgar History store The book The Imposteress Rabbit Breeder: Mary Toft and Eighteenth-Century England by Karen Harvey Follow Vulgar History on Twitter and Instagram, and check me out on Patreon too!
1:01:12
December 4, 2019
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a Hungarian noblewoman who, for a time, oversaw more properties and estates than anyone else in Europe. Her undoing came about when the Palatine of Hungary accused her and four servants of mass murder, and she's now remembered as more of a myth than a person. Did she really commit these gruesome crimes, and bathe in the blood of her victims?? And how will she score on the scandalicious scale?? Click here to read my essay about Elizabeth. Mentioned in this episode: Countess Dracula: The Life and Times of Elisabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess by Tony Thorne The Unobscured podcast by Aaron Mahnke Vulgar History merch, including the badass Báthory design! Follow Vulgar History on Twitter and Instagram!
1:00:55
November 27, 2019
Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Comtesse de la Motte
Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Comtesse de la Motte (22 July 1756 – 23 August 1791) was an illegitimate descendant of the French royal family who became famous on her own as AN INCREDIBLY CLEVER CON ARTIST/HEROINE! But how will she score on the Scandalicious Scale?? Click here to read my essay about Jeanne. Mentioned in this episode: How to Ruin a Queen by Jonathan Beckman Frock Flicks review of the hats and wigs in The Affair of the Necklace Follow Vulgar History on Twitter and Instagram!
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November 20, 2019
Frances Howard, Duchess of Somerset
Frances Howard Carr, Duchess of Somerset (31 May 1590 – 23 August 1632) was a British noblewoman who, among other things, pled guilty to murder and also most likely faked her own virginity inspection. She also showed much more bosom in her portraiture than anyone in the history of breasts and lived her life both physically and psychologically Tits Out. But where does that place her on the Scandaliciousness Scale???  Read more about Frances Howard in this essay.  Mentioned in this episode:  The Poison Bed by E.C. Fremantle  The Overbury Affair: The Murder Trial That Rocked The Court of King James I by Miriam Allen DeFord  Unnatural Murder: Poison in the Court of James I by Anne Somerset Follow Vulgar History on Twitter and Instagram!
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November 13, 2019
Caroline of Brunswick
Caroline of Brunswick (17 May 1768 – 7 August 1821) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom for a year, but that's basically the least interesting thing about her. Where does our inaugural story subject score on the Scandalicious Scale?? And was she really having an affair with Bartolomeo, her Italian servant???   Click here for an essay I wrote about Caroline of Brunswick.  Mentioned in this episode:  "What Eye Has Wept For George IV" from the Noble Blood podcast Caroline & Charlotte: Regency Scandals by Alison Plowden Follow Vulgar History on Twitter and Instagram!
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November 6, 2019
Vulgar History - Coming Soon!
It's a trailer for the new feminist women's history comedy podcast, Vulgar History! Subscribe to this feed in your fav podcast situation, and get ready to learn lots of scandalicious stories of women from (mostly) British history who you (likely) haven't heard of before. Learn more about me and the podcast at vulgarhistory.com
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October 23, 2019
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