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Noble Blood
Noble Blood
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Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the... more

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Episodes

The Crécy Campaign (with Dan Jones)

In the summer of 1346, English soldiers landed at Normandy and mounted a campaign that would become one of the... more

31 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
The Portrait of Dido Belle

Dido Elizabeth Belle is one of the most unusual women in the Georgian era: a woman who inherited wealth, who... more

24 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
...The Gunpowder Treason and Plot

The plot was set: 36 barrels of gunpowder ready to blow beneath the House of Parliament on November 5, 1605.... more

17 Jan 2023 · 27 minutes
Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November...

After the reign of Elizabeth I, Catholics in England were hoping their next monarch would be more leniant with them.... more

10 Jan 2023 · 35 minutes
In No Way Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire

What is the "Holy Roman Empire" and why does it seem to be in... Germany? The answer goes back to... more

03 Jan 2023 · 23 minutes
The Queen of England and the Queen of Pirates

Grace O'Malley, or Gráinne Mhaol, has become an Irish folk hero, a woman who led a crew of men and... more

27 Dec 2022 · 36 minutes
The Curse of the Koh-I-Noor

Over the centuries, the fabled Koh-I-noor diamond has been a symbol of conquest and power. Now, it sits in the... more

20 Dec 2022 · 36 minutes
Bonus Episode: Dana Schwartz on Significant Others

Bonus special episode! Dana Schwartz guests on Significant Others, a narrated, nonfiction podcast about folks just beyond the spotlight of... more

19 Dec 2022 · 37 minutes
The Princess and the Shaman and the Royal House of Norway

While I seldom cover modern royals on this podcast, the recent announcement of Princess Martha Louise of Norway stepping away... more

13 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
The Corpse of Inês de Castro

King Pedro I of Portugal had one love of his life. And when she died, in 1355, Pedro would do... more

06 Dec 2022 · 32 minutes
Noble Blood
The Crécy Campaign (with Dan Jones)
Noble Blood