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October 17, 2020
(Lesley) Plague has taken over settlements throughout history, causing sickness and death to spread among the inhabitant..
(Lesley) Plague has taken over..
October 3, 2020
(Josh) In the Bible, Jesus tells his disciples the following about the end of the world: “But about that day or hour no ..
(Josh) In the Bible, Jesus tel..
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September 19, 2020
(Lucy) The Aztecs are famous as conquerors, as sometime cannibals, and as, eventually, the conquered of an expanding Eur..
(Lucy) The Aztecs are famous a..
September 5, 2020
*Christine and Elizabeth) Jane Manning James was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fro..
*Christine and Elizabeth) Jane..
August 22, 2020
(Kristin) Witchcraft in the late medieval and early modern European world was a highly gendered crime. The majority of v..
(Kristin) Witchcraft in the la..
August 8, 2020
(Lesley) In 1562, Spaniard Diego de Landa destroyed 5000 documents recording 800 years of Mayan religion, culture, and h..
(Lesley) In 1562, Spaniard Die..
July 25, 2020
(Christine and Elizabeth) In our last episode we discussed revolutions in the United States and France, and this time we..
(Christine and Elizabeth) In o..
July 11, 2020
(Christine and Elizabeth) How do modern films portray revolutions? What are some of the things regularly included - and ..
(Christine and Elizabeth) How ..
May 30, 2020
(Elizabeth) Most likely, many of us have heard tales around how the colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe, a..
(Elizabeth) Most likely, many ..
May 16, 2020
(Christine) In the late 1800s, Charles Stewart Parnell was a heavyweight in Irish politics - until his affair with a wom..
(Christine) In the late 1800s,..
May 2, 2020
(Lucy) The civil service examinations taken by the bureaucrats and administrators of imperial China were not merely acad..
(Lucy) The civil service exami..
April 18, 2020
(Kristin) In 1536, there were two Anne Boleyns in the Tower of London. One was a queen who helped inspire the English Re..
(Kristin) In 1536, there were ..
April 3, 2020
(Josh) Prester John, a legendary Christian king, endured in the imaginations of many medieval crusade theorists and geog..
(Josh) Prester John, a legenda..
March 21, 2020
(Lucy) Mulan is a story without a single historical precedent. From a medieval ballad to early modern narratives to play..
(Lucy) Mulan is a story withou..
March 7, 2020
(Lesley) The first of Disney’s Renaissance films was a project in progress since 1930. Based on the writings of Hans Chr..
(Lesley) The first of Disney’s..
February 21, 2020
In 1995, Disney released Pocahontas, its first animated film based on a real person. Set in 1607, the film depicts the e..
In 1995, Disney released Pocah..
February 8, 2020
(Elizabeth) The story of Aladdin is one of the most popular and most produced of the tales from the One Thousand and One..
(Elizabeth) The story of Aladd..
January 25, 2020
(Kristin) When Victor Hugo wrote his novel, Notre-Dame of Paris in 1831, the cathedral of Notre Dame was over 600 years ..
(Kristin) When Victor Hugo wro..
December 14, 2019
(Nathan) The English Civil War of the mid-17th century ended in the beheading of King Charles I and the establishment of..
(Nathan) The English Civil War..
November 30, 2019
(Elizabeth) Between 1794 and 1804, the newly emancipated people of the colony of Saint-Domingue created a government und..
(Elizabeth) Between 1794 and 1..
November 16, 2019
(Elizabeth) In 1791, the enslaved people of France's wealthiest colony, Saint-Domingue, rose up for freedom. In this epi..
(Elizabeth) In 1791, the ensla..
November 2, 2019
(Christine) Following a tumultuous life entrenched in Britain's art world, Elizabeth Siddal was laid to rest in 1862, bu..
(Christine) Following a tumult..
October 19, 2019
(Christine, Elizabeth, Kristin, Lesley, and Lucy) Ghosts, vampires, and more lurk in this year's installment of History ..
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October 5, 2019
(Nathan) In the 19th century, the Qing government of China faced major setbacks in the wake of military conflicts with E..
(Nathan) In the 19th century, ..
September 21, 2019
(Kristin) In the 1760s, Occramer Marycoo was taken to the American colonies against his will. When he re-crossed the Atl..
(Kristin) In the 1760s, Occram..