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The Other Half: The History of Women Through the Ages

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Pascalina helps propel Pius XII to the papacy, becoming his right-hand woman and the most powerful woman in Vatican history. Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio
Pascalina would come a long way from her family farm in Bavaria, becoming the right-hand woman to a man who would become Pope just as Europe slipped towards war.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See a
Scandal was never far from Christina but she is about to get embroiled in her most serious one to date.Pontifacts: Women and Female Power in the Vatican with The Other Half PodcastSupport the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hos
On Monday 19 September, Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest in Windsor after a state funeral at Westminster Abbey. Royal funerals have gone back hundreds of years, with the first one in the Anglican tradition occurring in 1603. What did tho
Christina arrives in Rome and makes her mark on a very different court from the one in her homeland.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
One of the greatest conscious uncouplings in European royal history as Queen Christina does two unthinkable acts: give up both her throne and her faith.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/
Christina, Queen of Sweden, is arguably the most fascinating female monarch in Early Modern history. One of learning and science, independence and free thinking. She is Scandinavia’s Elizabeth I in many ways, but their legacy is very different.
Corruption, family drama, betrayal. The pontificate of Innocent X would certainly not be a dull one with Olimpia Maidalchini at the helm.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for mor
Olimpia was very different to her Renaissance forebears, but whose partnership with her brother-in-law would see her become the true power behind the throne of St Peter. Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Aca
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.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/pri
Fortune played very little role in Felice's impact on history - few women achieved more in the Italian Renaissance than she. Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio
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.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for m
Lucrezia is pulled out of mourning to get married for the third, and final, time - but not before getting embroiled in scandal.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informat
History has many great femme fatales - but the very byword for femme fatale, the archetype for centuries, is Lucrezia Borgia.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio
Caterina takes on her most powerful yet - the BorgiasSupport the Red Cross Ukraine AppealSupport the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
With her husband indisposed after an illness and treasury empty, Caterina would need to work hard to prove herself once more as the regent of Imola and Forli.Support the Red Cross Ukraine AppealSupport the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook a
Caterina Sforza was married young to a scheming relative of the Pope. She would find quickly that to survive, she would need to take matters into her own hands.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See ac
Catherine's fame and influence grow, leading her to the papal court itself in Avignon and the heat of the ruptures that would lead to the Great Schism.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/p
Introducing the writer, church doctor and eventual saint, Catherine of Siena. Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
I speak to historian and author Hallie Rubenhold about the victims of Jack the Ripper, why they have been forgotten and the importance of social history.Buy The Five The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the RipperListen to Bad Women Hos
Now nearly 40, Joanna had given up hope of producing a natural heir, meaning that now she had to solve a bit of a conundrum - who should succeed her as ruler of Naples?Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast
Joanna sits in triumph back in her capital city, but her kingdom still faced three terrible foes: invaders, plague and internal foes.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more in
Following the grisly murder of her husband, Joanna ends up facing war from within and without her kingdom, all of which would end up with her on trial for her life in Avignon.Support the show on PatreonFollow us on Facebook and Twitter Hosted o
We travel to fourteenth-century Naples to hear about one of the most powerful female rulers of the whole medieval period. Joanna of Naples is one of very few queens regnant in the Middle Ages - her reign was action-packed. Support the show on P
Call it the Dark Century, Rule of the Harlots, or, as I have, the Pornocracy, the tenth century was a nadir in papal history, with powerful nobles calling the shots. And at the centre of it all its matriarch: MaroziaSupport the show on PatreonF
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