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The Borgia family can be summed up with a few choice words: treachery, hedonism, scandal, and oh right, a bulk supply of murder. For those who don’t know, the Borgias were one of the most powerful families in Renaissance Italy, and they didn’t gain their social clout from playing nice. From incestuous relationships to poison plots, the members of House Borgia made Game of Thrones look like child’s play. Watch your back! On the season finale of “Historical True Crime,” we’re discussing the Sopranos of the 16th century: The scandalous, murderous Borgia family. This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read our articles on the Borgias: Lucrezia: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-lucrezia-borgia Cesare: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-cesare-borgia/ Hoe Pope (AKA Papa Borgia AKA Pope Alexander VI): https://www.factinate.com/people/pope-alexander-vi/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
King Richard III lives on in our cultural imagination as one of England’s most nefarious villains, particularly for the suspected murder of his two young nephews while they were confined to the infamous Tower of London in the summer of 1483.  No one knew what happened for certain, even in 1675, when workers found the remains of two children buried underneath a staircase in the Tower.  Many people assume that these were the long lost princes—but as we'll discuss, there's much more to the story including a scandalous royal marriage, another major suspect, and some wild conspiracy theories.  This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read Dancy's editorial on the Princes in the Tower: https://www.factinate.com/editorial/princes-in-the-tower-historys-greatest-cold-case/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was the eighteenth century's most notorious heist—and for good reason. It's a dramatic story of lust, theft, betrayal, and ultimately, the fall of the freaking Queen of France. The players in this con included Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, a sly con-woman named Jeanne de la Motte, her gigolo-forger boyfriend, and the dumbest cardinal of all time. Mix them all together, add an absurdly expensive piece of jewelry, and you have yourself the scandal of the 18th century. This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here:https://www.factinate.com/ Read Dancy's editorial on the Affair of the Diamond Necklace: https://www.factinate.com/editorial/the-affair-of-the-diamond-necklace Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts! Note: We incorrectly identify Louis XVI as Louis XV's son when he is in fact his grandson. Our apologies and thanks to a listener for pointing this error out!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The humid, cobbled streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter have their fair share of shadowy stories, but none are as notorious as that of Micaela Almonester, the beautiful Baroness de Pontalba. This Creole blueblood’s life was filled with decadent balls, palatial estates, and one infamous crime. Plug in your headphones and learn all about New Orleans' "Bullet-Proof Baroness" but take care: It doesn’t get more Southern Gothic than this. This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Micaela Almonester in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-micaela-almonester/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On January 30, 1889, tucked away in the Mayerling hunting lodge near Vienna, one of history’s darkest stories unfolded. That morning, servants discovered the lifeless bodies of Crown Prince Rudolf and his 17-year-old mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera. The shocking vignette threw the royal house into instant chaos and left a pervading mystery. What led up to that dark day at Mayerling and exactly what happened inside that hunting lodge? Join Dancy and Veronica as they dive into Austria's most infamous crime and dissect the famous "Mayerling Incident."  This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Crown Prince Rudolf in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-crown-prince-rudolf/ Read about the Mayerling Incident here:https://www.factinate.com/editorial/mayerling-incident/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On a misty August day in 1590, John White disembarked from a perilous voyage across the Atlantic ocean. White and his crew had come to America to check on a settlement, but as they approached the Roanoke colony, they realized that something was very wrong: the people of Roanoke had disappeared without a trace.  On this episode of "Yesterday's News," Dancy and Veronica explore one of America's most famous vanishing acts: the mystery of "The Lost Colony."  This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Roanoke in our article: https://www.factinate.com/editorial/roanoke-colony/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1820, England talked about one thing and one thing only: The spectacular breakdown of the marriage between King George IV and his wife Caroline of Brunswick. The royal couple had never been happy, but their misery and hatred only hit its apex when George took his own wife to court and demanded a divorce. The reason? According to George, Caroline was a sexual pervert and an unfit queen. The resulting trial became the sex scandal of the century. And then, when the verdict was read, the nation's jaws collectively dropped. This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/ Read our articles on all the players in this saga: Caroline of Brunswick: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-caroline-of-brunswick/ King George IV: https://www.factinate.com/people/king-george-iv-facts/ Maria Fitzherbert: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-maria-fitzherbert/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Who was history's most infamous serial killer? In this episode—the second of our two-part series on Jack the Ripper—we go full armchair detective and try to identify Victorian England's most dangerous criminal. We discuss the Ripper's psychology, overview prominent suspects, and conclude by stumping for the man that each of us think committed the Whitechapel murders. Was Jack an insane barber? A member of Britain's royal family? A deranged con artist? Or someone else entirely? We discuss all these options and more on this week's episode of "Yesterday's News." This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1888, Jack the Ripper haunted London's Whitechapel District. He preyed on the vulnerable, killing at least five innocent women—and then, just as suddenly as he emerged, he disappeared.  In this episode—the first in our two-part series on Jack the Ripper—we're switching gears. Instead of talking about Jack, we're talking about his five canonical victims. Who were these women and what were their lives like? Answering these questions means getting an entirely new perspective on the most infamous serial killer in history.  Trigger warning: This episode contains descriptions of five brutal murders. We warn listeners before the especially gory parts so that you can skip ahead, but we're reiterating it here.  A major source for this episode is Hallie Rubenhold's book The Five: The Untold Lives of the Five Women Killed by Jack the Ripper. We highly recommend it!  This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
"Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the king." These are the words that greeted Sir Howard Carter and his expedition when they entered King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. But did they listen? Of course not.  And then they started dropping like flies... This week, we're investigating the legend of King Tut's curse. Is this thing legit, total BS, or somewhere in between? And uh, why was a British guy helping himself to Egyptian artifacts in the first place? Listen and find out. This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read about King Tut with our article on the Boy Pharaoh: https://www.factinate.com/people/42-uncovered-facts-king-tut/ Learn about how weird and colonial museums are: https://eng.majalla.com/node/73996/egypt-wants-its-treasures-back https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/16/learning/should-museums-return-looted-artifacts-to-their-countries-of-origin.html https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/04/british-museum-is-worlds-largest-receiver-of-stolen-goods-says-qc Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For centuries, the Romanovs were one of the most powerful families in the world, yet they will forever be remembered for their brutal downfall. During Tsar Nicholas II's disastrous reign, Russia began to resent their reigning dynasty. It all came to a head in 1918 when Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and all five of their children were executed by Bolshevik soldiers.  What led to the Romanovs' horrific fate? Did Princess Anastasia really survive? What role did the infamous "Mad Monk" Rasputin play? We explore all this and more in the premiere of our second season on "Historical True Crime."  This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about the Romanovs in our article: https://www.factinate.com/things/facts-romanovs-tsars/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383 Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com  And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Everyone has heard of Queen Victoria, but very few people know about her 1) Weird AF childhood 2) Super-size court scandals and 3) Super-secret later-life romance. To this day, we think of her as prim and proper, but nothing could be further from the truth—and that applies to both her surprising personal life and her disturbing political agenda. As we’ll discuss, Queen Victoria supported horrific policies to build up the British Empire. This isn’t an easy topic to tackle, but it’s an essential part of Victoria’s legacy.So join us for our “Queens” season finale as we explore the complicated life of Queen Victoria, the famous Widow of Windsor.This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Victoria in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/45-regal-facts-queen-victoria/ Learn about the history of residential schools in Canada: https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/the_residential_school_system/ Learn about Victoria's role in the oppression of Indigenous peoples: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/queen-victoria-winnipeg-statues-residential-schools-colonialism-british-empire-1.6090322 And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on the iTunes Store!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Isabella, the “She-Wolf” of France was the most notorious woman of the medieval ages. Known for her beauty, intelligence, and ability to shmooze her way in or out of any situation, she was most famous for a truly beautiful feat: Dethroning her own cheating husband *chef’s kiss* So join us as we celebrate the ultimate good girl gone bad and tell you all about Isabella, the femme fatale who fought her way to the English crown. This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Isabella in our article: https://www.factinate.com/history/42-scandalous-facts-about-queen-isabella-the-she-wolf-of-france/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on the iTunes Store!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Based on our past episodes, it’s safe to say that queens tended to have some pretty, shall we say, turbulent love lives—but Empress Wanrong took one look at those gong show marriages and was like, “Hold my beer.” This poor woman was part of the world’s most dysfunctional royal throuple, complete with a cruel man-child of a husband and competitive sister-wife.And as though that wasn’t enough drama, Wanrong also had to deal with endless national crises. Eventually, it all culminated in one of the saddest and most disturbing demises in history.This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Empress Wanrong in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-wanrong/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on the iTunes Store!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hatshepsut went from being a royal consort to leading Egypt as one of very few woman pharaohs—and she didn’t rise to the top by being meek or subservient. She worked to cement her power, dressing as a man, building A LOT of glamorous statues of herself, and of course, proving she could have just as many spicy affairs and royal scandals as any man in power. But for a long time, we didn’t even know she existed. In fact, her nephew straight-up tried to erase her from history. Why? Listen up and we’ll tell you all you need to know about Hatshepsut, the gender-bending pharaoh of Egypt.This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Hatshepsut in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-hatshepsut/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on the iTunes Store!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
If Empress Elisabeth was alive today, she’d probably make headlines for A) Being a dang Olympic athlete B) Seducing noted hotties of all genders and C) Dunking on anyone who got in her way.But because Sisi (as she was called) had to deal with Victorian social mores, she didn’t exactly have the freedom to do that stuff. Instead, she settled on 1) Horseback riding so hard she nearly died 2) Marrying the Emperor of Austria and 3) Becoming a bit of a “Mommie Dearest” figure which, as we’ll see, REALLY messed up her kids.Was she a saint? No. But Sisi was a complicated woman with a fascinating life, so prepare to meet your new problematic fave.This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Sisi in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-empress-elisabeth/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on the iTunes Store!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The African warrior queen Nzinga called herself “King” and led her armies with a sword around her neck (swordlace!). She also regularly devastated Portuguese colonizers with her impeccable ability to throw shade and kept a harem of men (get it Nzinga). She was an absolute force—and it’s high time that more people know her story. Join us as we track Nzinga’s tumultuous reign, explain why she’s the OG Black Widow, and insult Nzinga’s tool of a brother at every chance we get.This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Nzinga in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-queen-nzinga/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on the iTunes Store!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Castile’s “Mad Queen” Joanna was whip-smart, exquisitely beautiful, and, as her nickname would suggest, hopelessly insane. Juana la Loca white-knuckled her way through a deranged childhood, then nabbed a hot hubby—only to realize that her new beau was the Worst Husband Ever (we wish we were exaggerating—this guy sucked BIG TIME).So, when Joanna’s evil spouse kicked the bucket, you’d think everything got better for our girl. Instead, that’s when she earned her infamous nickname.This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Joanna in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-joanna-of-castile-mad-queen/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on the iTunes Store!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
When it comes to rebellious queens, it's hard to beat Catherine the Great. This woman chucked her own himbo husband off the Russian throne, entertained an unending parade of hunky lovers, and might just hold this season's record for most batshit court scandals.  In this episode, we get to know the one, the only Catherine the Great. Was she, as people said, "a warmonger with an unnatural sexual appetite"? Why did she hate her own kid so much? And, most importantly, did she really die of...well, if you know, you know?  This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Catherine in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/42-luxurious-facts-catherine-great/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on the iTunes Store!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mary Queen of Scots is like if a period drama cross bred with a Fast and Furious movie. The action JUST. DOESN’T. STOP. This girl’s life was wall to wall drama, with special appearances from: Treacherous cousins! Toxic hunks! Suspiciously convenient deaths! Blue pee! And so much more.Honestly, trying to summarize her gong show life in this episode description is impossible, so suffice it to say that Mary was a messy betch who loved drama—and paid the ultimate price...This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/Read more about Mary in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/45-ill-fated-facts-mary-queen-scots-historys-tragic-queen/ Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/ And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on the iTunes Store!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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