Frances Howard, Duchess of Somerset (Ann’s Version)

This week is a re-release of season 1, episode 2 of Vulgar History, telling the scandalicious saga of OG tits out icon/ our patron saint, Frances Howard.

This rerelease includes a new edit of the original recording and a bunch of new updates about Frances, two other people ALSO called Frances Howard, what is Bobby Duds doing in this narrative, and: Lettice Knollys! I also reassess Frances’s score on the Fredegund Memorial Scandilicious Scale.

Recommended Reading:

A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago (aka the Frances Howard novel!!)

The Trials of Frances Howard: Fact and Fiction at the Court of King James by David Lindley


The Overbury Affair by Miriam Allen DeFord

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

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