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59-Three Kinds of Widows

59-Three Kinds of Widows

In this Game of Thrones-inspired episode, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and comic actress Nicole Keating get to the bottom of Renaissance stereotypes about widows. Learn about the merry widow who pulls fart-related pranks, the pitiful widow who sues for her livelihood, and the murderous widow who schemes to poison the husband of her friend. Questions answered in this episode include... What were dominant stereotypes about unmarried widows? How did these stereotypes play out in the records and literature of the period? Were English widows the original sexy lady cougars? Listen to this irreverent mash-up of history and pop culture. Contact us at, Facebook, Twitter.