Vulgar History

Vulgar History

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A feminist women’s history comedy podcast about the scandalicious stories of people from olden times. Hosted by Ann Foster.


Lucy Percy Hay, Countess of Carlisle
Dec 11, 2019 • 53 min
Lucy Percy Hay, Countess of Carlisle (1599-1660) was a British noblewoman known for her espionage work surrounding the English Civil War. But she was not just a spy… was a #LADYSPY, mentored by one of the most memorable heroines of a previous Vulgar…
Mary Toft
Dec 4, 2019 • 61 min
Mary Toft (1701 - 1763) was an English peasant who became notorious for her involvement in her family’s scheme to pretend she’d given birth to seventeen rabbits. The story is profoundly, continuingly, and rage-inducingly bananas. Mentioned in this…
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed
Nov 27, 2019 • 60 min
Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (7 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a Hungarian noblewoman who, for a time, oversaw more properties and estates than anyone else in Europe. Her undoing came about when the Palatine of Hungary accused her and four…
Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Comtesse de la Motte
Nov 20, 2019 • 38 min
Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Comtesse de la Motte (22 July 1756 – 23 August 1791) was an illegitimate descendant of the French royal family who became famous on her own as AN INCREDIBLY CLEVER CON ARTIST/HEROINE! But how will she score on the…
Frances Howard, Duchess of Somerset
Nov 13, 2019 • 43 min
Frances Howard Carr, Duchess of Somerset (31 May 1590 – 23 August 1632) was a British noblewoman who, among other things, pled guilty to murder and also most likely faked her own virginity inspection. She also showed much more bosom in her portraiture…
Caroline of Brunswick
Nov 6, 2019 • 62 min
Caroline of Brunswick (17 May 1768 – 7 August 1821) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom for a year, but that’s basically the least interesting thing about her. Where does our inaugural story subject score on the Scandalicious Scale?? And was she…
Vulgar History - Coming Soon!
Oct 23, 2019 • 4 min
It’s a trailer for the new feminist women’s history comedy podcast, Vulgar History! Subscribe to this feed in your fav podcast situation, and get ready to learn lots of scandalicious stories of women from (mostly) British history who you (likely) haven’t…