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A raunchy jaunt through the historical--and hysterical--elements of the English Renaissance. Get Liz Rodriguez and Nicole Keating's rude take on the best bits of history and literature, including William Shakespeare, courtly manners, sex, Elizabeth I, war, politics, Henry VIII, poetry, true crime, witches, astrology, theater, and much more. Perfect for the Ren faire enthusiast or the adventurous educator hoping to inject some edgy comedy into their history.
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76-Islam in England
Shakespeare’s phrase “turning Turk” was a loaded accusation in Renaissance England. In this episode of history podcast Rude Tudors, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating delve into stereotypes and misconceptions about adherents of Islam in Europe in the 1500s and 1600s. Characterizations of Muslims ran the gamut, from violent infidels to sexual deviants to economic rivals. Questions abounded: where were they from? Were they black? Would they force Christians to convert? Get to the bottom of the following questions: What sorts of stereotypes re: Muslims existed? What kinds of beliefs & anxieties are registered in English perception of Middle Eastern & African peoples? Plus: a plagiarized, presidential essay; Obama impersonators at birthday parties; cucumbers as nature’s dildos; and much more! Are you DTL—down to learn? Take a raunchy jaunt through the historical and hysterical dimensions of the era of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and the Young Pope (maybe). Connect at 872-302-RUDE, RudeTudors,com, RudeTudors@gmail.com, Facebook, Twitter