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!!!

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References:

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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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