Brunhild of Austrasia (with Shelley Puhak)

Remember awhile ago, we did three episodes about the iconic Queen Fredegund? And she was so iconic we re-named the scandilicious scale after her? WELL

By popular request, we’re back to look at Fred’s arch-nemesis, Brunhild of Austrasia. To keep my #TeamFred energy from overwhelming things, our guest this week is Shelley Puhak, author of The Dark Queens: The Bloody Rivalry That Formed The Medieval World aka, the person who introduced Fred and Brun into all our lives!!

Learn more about Shelley and her work at shelleypuhak.com.

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Here’s the Radegund book Shelley spoke about. Radegund: The Trials and Triumphs of a Merovingian Queen by E.T. Dailey (published by Oxford University Press).

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Mary Ann Bugg (with Meg Foster)

This week, it’s a Foster duet as we’re joined by Dr. Meg Foster (no relation) to talk about Australia’s legacy of bushrangers, and her recent book Boundary Crossers: The Hidden History of Australia’s Other Bushrangers. If you don’t know who the bushrangers were, don’t worry, that’s the first thing Meg explains.

Our discussion focuses on Mary Ann Bugg, a mixed-race Worimi woman often left out or misrepresented in bushranger sagas.

Learn more about Meg and her work at hist.cam.ac.uk/people/dr-meg-foster

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Listen to the Patreon bushrangers super spectacular featuring Allison Epstein, here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/so-these-guys-82314035–

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Rachel (aka La Grande Rachel aka Mademoiselle Rachel aka Rachel Félix) (with Allison Epstein)

My name is Ann, joined this week by Allison, to talk about a tits out women who only needs one name: RACHEL.

References:

Tragic Muse: Rachel of the Comédie-Francaise by Rachel H. Brownstein

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/09571558211045052

https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/rachel-eliza-rachel-felix

https://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/6068-felix-elisa-rachel

As mentioned in the episode, here are images of Rachel’s tomb

And here is Wikimedia Commons’s page of images of Rachel, almost entirely in various togas, her signature look.

Learn more about ALLISON and their books at allisonepstein.com

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