15: Kristina of Sweden, part two

If this was an episode of Friends, it would be called THE ONE WHERE SHE YEETS THE CROWN. Picking up from part one, Kristina is Teen Queen/King of Sweden and her main focus is doing the opposite of what Axel Oxenstierna wants her to do. But the more she remains Queen/King, the more she starts to channel Belle from Beauty and the Beast, wanting adventures in the great wide somewhere. And so, as Big Freedia says in the latest Beyonce song, time for her to release her job!

References:

Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley bookshop.org/a/1419/9780060736187

History of Yesterday article by Ira Larsdotter https://historyofyesterday.com/queen-kristina-of-sweden-causing-controversies-just-for-fun-dca26cb7a44a

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14: Kristina of Sweden, part one

Kristina of Sweden, like her distant ancestress Princess Cecilia of Sweden, wasn’t going to let being a Swedish Royal get in the way of her just vibing out and doing wtf she wanted.In part one, we learn about her parents, the non-typical manner in which she was brought up, and the first years of her reign. We also talk a bit about her gender identity and the longstanding rumours that she may have had intersex traits.

Learn more about intersex people at InterAct Advocates for Intersex Youth: interactadvocates.org

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness: How Can We Put The “I” In LGBTQIA+?: www.earwolf.com/episode/how-can-we-put-the-i-in-lgbtqia-with-alicia-roth-weigel/

References:

Christina, Queen of Sweden: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric by Veronica Buckley bookshop.org/a/1419/9780060736187

Queer as Fact podcast https://queerasfact.podbean.com/e/christina-of-sweden/

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13: La Chevalière d’Éon (with Maya Deane)

We’re joined by author Maya Deana (Wrath Goddess Sing) to talk about La Chevalière d’Éon, an audacious and incredibly interesting trans woman from 18th century France who was a spy, soldier, author, celebrity, and overall icon. Along the way, Maya also shares the stories of Joseph Boulange Le Chevalier De Saint-Georges, the Abbé de Choisy/Comtesse de Barres, Prince Philippe, and Achilles herself!

Learn more about Maya and her book Wrath Goddess Sing, including links to buy a copy, at mayadeane.com

Buy a copy of Wrath Goddess Sing from Bookshop –> bookshop.org/a/1419/9780063161184

References:

Queer as Fact podcast queerasfact.podbean.com/e/the-chevaliere-deon-part-1 and queerasfact.podbean.com/e/the-chevaliere-deon-part-2/

Article by Hugh Ryan www.them.us/story/chevalier-d-eon-trans-woman

Article by Emma Powys Maurice www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/06/26/chevalier-deon-transgender-spy-lgbt-history-pride/

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Super Special: Call Me Frank (with Tracy Dawson)

We’re joined by author Tracy Dawson, author of Call Me Frank: Women Who Dressed Like Men To Do Shit They Weren’t Supposed To Do! This book is perfect for the tits out brigade, as it is funny and smart, with gorgeous pictures, Catalina de Erauso is it, and it’s feminist as hell.

Learn more about Tracy and her book at https://tracydawson.net/

Buy a copy of Let Me Be Frank wherever you get books (or borrow a copy from the public library!), but also if you buy it using this Bookshop link a bit of money will go towards Vulgar History: https://bookshop.org/a/1419/9780063061064

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13: Anne of Denmark

Anne of Denmark (1574-1619) was the second daughter of a loving family in Denmark, who had the misfortune to be married off to King James VI of Scotland AKA the second-worst man in British history (see: witch burnings, colonizing, translating the Bible to be more misogynistic, overall messiness).

Her life story includes: SO much drama, a super secret sexy religious conversion, NUMEROUS fabulous jewellery and fashion moments, and one majorly impressive grand entrance.

References:

This is the article I reference about if Anne was the super secret sexy Catholic patron of the Gunpowder Plot: https://www.historyextra.com/period/stuart/anne-of-denmark-queen-james-vi-i-wife-life/

And this is the article I wrote for Bitch magazine about how James I/VI was literally the worst: https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/what-17th-century-witch-burnings-teach-us-about-evangelical-extremism

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Super Special: Tits Out Brigade Qs and As, part two

More Qs are A’d this week, including: my fav things to eat and drink, which VH heroines I’d like most to do various social things with, and tits out heroines from Canadian history!

Here’s further info about each of the Canadian heroines:

Filles du Roi thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/filles-du-roi

Thanadelthur thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thanadelthur

Marie-Joseph Angélique thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/marie-joseph-angelique

Marie Marguerite Rose en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Marguerite_Rose

Emily Carr thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/emily-carr

Viola Desmond thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/viola-desmond

Learn more about the National Network of Abortion Funds at abortionfunds.org

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Super Special: Tits Out Brigade Qs and As, part one

Because all the Internationále research is taking so much time, there isn’t a new Vulgar History episode ready this week. But! I did have time to answer Qs from you, the Tits Out Brigade! You submitted questions via Patreon and social media, and I’m here with answers!
Click here for a list of all the books recommended in this episode: bookshop.org/lists/recommended-historical-fiction-78fdf7d3-a7e9-477c-8946-4d0416514506
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11: Doña Catalina de Erauso: Part Three (with Allison Epstein)

Special guest Allison Epstein (A Tip for the Hangman) joins us for this action-packed conclusion of this three-part saga of the Lieutenant Nun. This time featuring: a return to Spain, a meeting with The Pope (!!!) and, crucially, how will Catalina fare on the Scandilicious Scale??

Subscribe to Allison’s newsletter Dirtbags Through the Ages at rapscallison.substack.com and follow Allison on Instagram @rapscallison and Twitter @rapscallison

References:

Lesbian historic motif podcast

Stuff you missed in history class podcast

Deviant women podcast

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/how-basques-became-autonomous-community-spain?loggedin=true

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/17/books/cross-dressing-for-success.html

Memoir of a Basque Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso (translation by Michele Stepto and Gabriel Stepto)

The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun: An Early Modern Biography by Sonia Perez-Villanueva

The Lieutenant Nun by Sherry Valasco

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10: Doña Catalina de Erauso: Part Two (with Allison Epstein)

Special guest Allison Epstein (A Tip for the Hangman) joins us to discuss Doña Catalina de Erauso. Catalina was a 17th-century Spanish woman who became known as the Lieutenant Nun because she was a) raised in a convent and b) cross-dressed for success as a man in the Spanish army. She was also c) a dirtbag, d) potentially a serial killer, and e) wildly interesting to talk about. But how will she score on the scandilicious scale??

Lesbian historic motif podcast

Stuff you missed in history class podcast

Deviant women podcast

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/how-basques-became-autonomous-community-spain?loggedin=true

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/17/books/cross-dressing-for-success.html

Memoir of a Basque Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso (translation by Michele Stepto and Gabriel Stepto)

The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun: An Early Modern Biography by Sonia Perez-Villanueva

The Lieutenant Nun by Sherry Valasco

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7: Doña Catalina de Erauso: Part One (with Allison Epstein)

Special guest Allison Epstein (A Tip For The Hangman) joins us to discuss Doña Catalina de Erauso. Catalina was a 17th-century Spanish woman who became known as the Lieutenant Nun because she was a) raised in a convent and b) cross-dressed for success as a man in the Spanish army. She was also c) a dirtbag, d) potentially a serial killer, and e) wildly interesting to talk about. That’s why this is part one of a two-part super special!!!

Subscribe to Allison’s newsletter Dirtbags Through the Ages at rapscallison.substack.com and follow Allison on social media @rapscallison on IG and Twitter

References:

Lesbian historic motif podcast

Stuff you missed in history class podcast

Deviant women podcast

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/how-basques-became-autonomous-community-spain?loggedin=true

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/17/books/cross-dressing-for-success.html

Memoir of a Basque Lieutenant Nun by Catalina de Erauso (translation by Michele Stepto and Gabriel Stepto)

The Life of Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun: An Early Modern Biography by Sonia Perez-Villanueva

The Lieutenant Nun by Sherry Valasco

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