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. This episode also includes SO MANY LLAMAS so, heads up.
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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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