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Noble Blood

Noble Blood

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Author Dana Schwartz explores the stories of some of history’s most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. Because when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. New episodes every two weeks, on Tuesdays.

Latest Episodes

The Red Paint on Leopold II

Leopold II, King of the Belgians, was a man obsessed with the profits that came with colonization. Using smokescreens of charities and shell corporations, he claimed a private landholding 76x larger than his own nation, and unleashed decades of horror on the land's inhabitants.

45 MIN1 w ago
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The Red Paint on Leopold II

Queen Caroline Matilda's Personal Doctor

King George III's "criminal sister" was sent to marry the King of Denmark when she was a teenager. Her husband wanted very little to do with her, and so her attention wandered over to a charismatic doctor. That doctor slowly gathered power until he became all but an autocrat. But power, and love, are both risky gambles.

35 MIN3 w ago
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Queen Caroline Matilda's Personal Doctor

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Tilly Cult

In 2001, a woman named Ghislaine de Védrines befriended a charming man named Thierry Tilly. The rest of her close-knit aristocratic family soon became close with him as well. For Noble Blood's one year anniversary, Dana is joined by her research assistant, Hannah Johnston to discuss the mysterious and bizarre brainwashing of the wealthy de Védrines family.

74 MINJUL 7
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ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Tilly Cult

The Bloody Queen of Madagascar

Stories from history are not kind to Queen Ranavalona of the Kingdom of Imerina. They call her bloodthirsty, mad, a "female Caligula." People were killed under her rule—lots of them, and cruelly. But "madness" doesn't tell the whole story. Ranavalona was a canny political leader, protecting her kingdom from the insurrection of imperialism for her entire 33-year reign... at any cost.

30 MINJUN 23
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The Bloody Queen of Madagascar

The Crown Prince and His Lover Dead

The Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, retreated to his hunting lodge in Mayerling with his teenage lover in 1889 to enact a gristly suicide pact in an event both stranger and more tragic than it appears at first blush.

42 MINJUN 9
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The Crown Prince and His Lover Dead

Survived

Katherine Parr was Henry VIII's sixth wife.

36 MINMAY 26
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Survived

Beheaded II

Catherine Howard was Henry VIII's fifth wife.

35 MINMAY 12
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Beheaded II

Divorced II

Anne of Cleves was Henry VIII's fourth wife.

34 MINAPR 28
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Divorced II

Died

Jane Seymour was Henry VIII's third wife.

28 MINAPR 14
Comments
Died

Beheaded

Anne of Boleyn was Henry VIII's second wife.

30 MINMAR 31
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Beheaded

Latest Episodes

The Red Paint on Leopold II

Leopold II, King of the Belgians, was a man obsessed with the profits that came with colonization. Using smokescreens of charities and shell corporations, he claimed a private landholding 76x larger than his own nation, and unleashed decades of horror on the land's inhabitants.

45 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Red Paint on Leopold II

Queen Caroline Matilda's Personal Doctor

King George III's "criminal sister" was sent to marry the King of Denmark when she was a teenager. Her husband wanted very little to do with her, and so her attention wandered over to a charismatic doctor. That doctor slowly gathered power until he became all but an autocrat. But power, and love, are both risky gambles.

35 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Queen Caroline Matilda's Personal Doctor

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Tilly Cult

In 2001, a woman named Ghislaine de Védrines befriended a charming man named Thierry Tilly. The rest of her close-knit aristocratic family soon became close with him as well. For Noble Blood's one year anniversary, Dana is joined by her research assistant, Hannah Johnston to discuss the mysterious and bizarre brainwashing of the wealthy de Védrines family.

74 MINJUL 7
Comments
ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL: The Tilly Cult

The Bloody Queen of Madagascar

Stories from history are not kind to Queen Ranavalona of the Kingdom of Imerina. They call her bloodthirsty, mad, a "female Caligula." People were killed under her rule—lots of them, and cruelly. But "madness" doesn't tell the whole story. Ranavalona was a canny political leader, protecting her kingdom from the insurrection of imperialism for her entire 33-year reign... at any cost.

30 MINJUN 23
Comments
The Bloody Queen of Madagascar

The Crown Prince and His Lover Dead

The Archduke Rudolf, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, retreated to his hunting lodge in Mayerling with his teenage lover in 1889 to enact a gristly suicide pact in an event both stranger and more tragic than it appears at first blush.

42 MINJUN 9
Comments
The Crown Prince and His Lover Dead

Survived

Katherine Parr was Henry VIII's sixth wife.

36 MINMAY 26
Comments
Survived

Beheaded II

Catherine Howard was Henry VIII's fifth wife.

35 MINMAY 12
Comments
Beheaded II

Divorced II

Anne of Cleves was Henry VIII's fourth wife.

34 MINAPR 28
Comments
Divorced II

Died

Jane Seymour was Henry VIII's third wife.

28 MINAPR 14
Comments
Died

Beheaded

Anne of Boleyn was Henry VIII's second wife.

30 MINMAR 31
Comments
Beheaded
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