Fredegund, Queen of Neustria was a 6th century enslaved girl turned Queen turned regent turned maybe my fav historical person. This is part one of a two part super special episode, because there’s too much info to put into one hour. In this part, we learn about who tf were the Merovingian Frankish dynasty, why was Fredegund’s sister-in-law Brunhilda so intent on murdering her, and more!! Check back next week when we get into the real meat of this story of QUEEN VS QUEEN as Fredegund arranges more assassinations, becomes a military genius, and a lot more people die of dysentery.
The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry That Forged The Medieval World by Shelley Puhak
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