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The Other Half: The History of Women Through the Ages

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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 See
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 See acast.com/p
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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out info
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 See acas
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
The legend of Pope Joan is quite possibly the most intriguing and enduring of Vatican myths. But how could the Papacy allow a story this astonishing, this embarrassing, to survive for centuries?Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy
The Papacy, which is going to be a hugely important factor in this series, is a two-thousand-year institution - where do you start? Well, talking to the host best papal podcast around seems like a good start. Today I talk to Bry Jensen, one hal
Introducing the topic for the fourth season of The Other Half Podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In what feels to me a lifetime ago, but was actually only about 12 months, I spoke to Ellen Alspten on the podcast about her book 'Tsarina.Since then - and I can only assume because of it - the book has gone on to be tremendously successful. It
To finish off the third season of The Other Half, we cover three final women: Tomoe Gozen, Khutulun and Escrava Anastacia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As rebellion sweeps India, Rani Lakshmibai fights for her nation's independence and becomes its most famous heroine.Support the show on PatreonDownload the Lyceum app and join the conversation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor
Today I speak to one of my favourite history bloggers. Claire is history blogger that lives in the darkest depths of rural Mid Wales (her words). Her great belief is that it’s okay to live in the past and her blog is all about the latest histor
Rani Laksmibai is one of the great heroines of modern India - a warrior queen who fought against British rule of her country See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Elodie Harper is a reporter and presenter at ITV News Anglia. She's worked as a journalist for the past decade, including for Channel 4 News, ITN and BBC Radio with a focus on crime reporting in Norfolk, where her first two novels are set. The
After her country was stolen from her, a young countess from Lithuania took up arms to get it back.Support the show on PatreonDownload the Lyceum app and join the conversation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sacagawea completes her journey to the Pacific and back again - making electoral history along the way - as well as looking at how she has been remembered by generations of Americans.Support the show on PatreonDownload the Lyceum app and join t
Sacagawea saves the Corps twice and runs into her family.Support the show on PatreonDownload the Lyceum app and join the conversation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For me, there is only one woman in US history that truly fits the folk heroine bill, the one with more rivers, mountains and memorials in her honour than any other woman in American history - Sacagawea.Support the show on PatreonDownload the Ly
Njinga finally achieves ultimate victory and finally rules the nation whose throne she had assumed so many years before. But could she manage to safely pass the kingdom off to her chosen successor.Support the show on PatreonDownload the Lyceum
Njinga's brother dying put her in pole position to become Ndongo's first queen, but the route to power for women is rarely obstacle-free.Support the show on PatreonDownload the Lyceum app and join the conversation See acast.com/privacy for priv
We travel to the lands that make up modern Angola into the era of European colonialism and expansion, slavery and subjugation to tell the story of one of Africa’s greatest queens.Support the show on PatreonDownload the Lyceum app and join the c
After Joan's death, France triumphed in the Hundred Years War, and which led to Joan’s rebirth as a true heroine of France and of liberty all over the world.Joan of Arc at the PantheonSupport the show on PatreonDownload the Lyceum app and join
Joan of Arc goes through months of penetrating and humiliating interrogation and trial as her captors seek to break her will and achieve moral as well as military victoryThe full court record of Joan's trialSupport the show on PatreonDownload t
After winning the faith of the Dauphin, Joan travels to her date with destiny at the besieged city of Orléans.Watch my guest episode on Tudor queens with Heather Teysco of the Renaissance English History PodcastSupport the show on PatreonDownlo
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