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Footnoting History

Footnoting History

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From Neanderthals to Napoleon's sister, Footnoting History's team of academics share their favorite stories from across history. New episodes every other Saturday.


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23:54 | Apr 3rd

(Josh) Prester John, a legendary Christian king, endured in the imaginations of many medieval crusade theorists and geographers. Thought to be a savior who would assist the forces of Christendom to de...Show More
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Well researched episode on an interesting King.

0:00 | Aug 29th, 2015

(Lesley) The lives of Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I of England may be seen as a contrast in social expectations during early modern Europe worthy of scholarship, and television dramas. Perhaps ...Show More
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0:00 | Oct 4th, 2014

(Christine) At the dawn of the 17th century, only one region of Ireland was largely outside of English control: Ulster. To change this, the Gaelic Irish heir to Ulster--Hugh O'Neill--was raised under ...Show More

0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2013

(Elizabeth) Before social security cards, driver's licenses, and DNA testing, how did you prove your identity? Join us to hear about two famous "pretenders" and their attempts to gain the English thro...Show More

20:51 | Feb 8th

(Elizabeth) The story of Aladdin is one of the most popular and most produced of the tales from the One Thousand and One Nights (also known in English as the Arabian Nights) and, yet, it isn't actuall...Show More
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@aliceko Does your interest in musicals extend to Disney? Really interesting look at some of the Europeans who were involved in collecting ...Show More

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