Season 1, Episode 2: Frances Howard, Duchess of Somerset

Frances Howard Carr, Duchess of Somerset (31 May 1590 – 23 August 1632) was a British noblewoman who, among other things, pled guilty to murder and also most likely faked her own virginity inspection. She also showed much more bosom in her portraiture than anyone in the history of breasts and lived her life both physically and psychologically Tits Out. But where does that place her on the Scandaliciousness Scale???

Mentioned in this episode:

The Poison Bed by E.C. Fremantle

The Overbury Affair: The Murder Trial That Rocked The Court of King James I by Miriam Allen DeFord

Unnatural Murder: Poison in the Court of James I by Anne Somerset

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