Renaissance women were expected to remain silent, obedient, and chaste. But not everyone follows the rules. In this episode, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating discuss court records describing violent crimes committed by women in Scotland between 1490 and 1560. Find out the answers to these questions:
Why would Scottish women get violent?
What forms would their violence take?
What punishments were enacted against violent women?
From mudslinging and hat-snatching to blunt force trauma with iron tongs, the weapons these women used were domestic, readily available, and expertly wielded. Tune in and find out about the gendered dynamics of violence.
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