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Footnoting History

By Footnoting History

From Neanderthals to Napoleon's sister, each week Footnoting History's team of young academics share their favorite stories from across history. New episodes every other Saturday.

  1. 1.
    Henry II and Thomas Becket, Part II: Rivals03/23/2019
    18:59
  2. 2.
    Henry II and Thomas Becket, Part I: Friends03/09/2019
    16:28
  3. 3.
    The History of Grading02/24/2019
    16:40
  4. 4.
    The End is Nigh! The Apocalypse in the Renaissance02/10/2019
    15:40
  5. 5.
    American Indian Prisoners of War ​01/27/2019
    14:57
  6. 6.
    Mao and His Mango01/12/2019
    15:58
  7. 7.
    Potosí: The Silver Mine that Changed the World11/17/2018
    13:17
  8. 8.
    King Henry I of England and the White Ship11/03/2018
    24:41
  1. 9.
    History for Halloween V10/20/2018
    13:26
  2. 10.
    How to Make a Fortune in Fictional Poyais10/07/2018
    16:50
  3. 11.
    The Legend of Pope Joan09/30/2018
    14:50
  4. 12.
    Escape from Slavery: The Story of Mary and Emily Edmonson09/09/2018
    35:35
  5. 13.
    Beyond the Trenches: Other Fronts of WWI08/25/2018
    15:08
  6. 14.
    How to Avoid Serving in Napoleon's Army08/11/2018
    13:56
  7. 15.
    Who Was Bass Reeves?07/28/2018
    20:19
  8. 16.
    Ancient Authoritative Animals07/14/2018
    12:16
  9. 17.
    Special Edition: The Marriage of John Quincy and Louisa Adams05/20/2018
    35:55
  10. 18.
    The Blazing World of Lady Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle05/06/2018
    21:39
  11. 19.
    Yolande Du Bois and the Weight of W.E.B. Du Bois's Dreams04/22/2018
    19:18
  12. 20.
    Ambition, Anxiety, and the Unseen Universe: Science and Victorian Fiction04/07/2018
    17:41
  13. 21.
    Evacuating the Loyalists03/24/2018
    24:07
  14. 22.
    Hoelun the Stolen Bride03/11/2018
    12:14
  15. 23.
    The Papal Pornocracy02/25/2018
    25:20
  16. 24.
    Censorship in Reformation England02/11/2018
    14:18
  17. 25.
    Jewish Fighters of Medieval Europe01/27/2018
    18:26
  18. 26.
    How to Be a Beguine01/13/2018
    13:08
  19. 27.
    Back of Every Great Work: The Story of Emily Warren Roebling12/16/2017
    13:54
  20. 28.
    Napoleon Bonaparte's Near-Fatal Christmas12/02/2017
    15:41
  21. 29.
    The Malleus Maleficarum11/19/2017
    17:50
  22. 30.
    Distrust of Chinese-Americans in Early 20th-Century New York City11/04/2017
    19:29
  23. 31.
    History for Halloween IV10/21/2017
    14:15
  24. 32.
    Cemeteries: Washington Park Cemetery and Early 20th-Century Atlanta10/08/2017
    28:49
  25. 33.
    Belle Gunness, Black Widow Serial Killer09/24/2017
    16:39
  26. 34.
    John Dee: Astrologer, Courtier, Mystic...Spy?09/09/2017
    19:09
  27. 35.
    The Invention of the Chocolate Chip Cookie08/26/2017
    10:32
  28. 36.
    The Murderess in History08/12/2017
    15:14
  29. 37.
    Cemeteries: Local History of Mid-20th Century Atlanta06/17/2017
    26:01
  30. 38.
    Guy de Montfort and Dante’s Inferno06/03/2017
    15:36
  31. 39.
    Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck05/24/2017
    10:10
  32. 40.
    Secret Santa: The History of Santa Claus05/23/2017
    34:57
  33. 41.
    The Husband-Killing She-Wolf: The Life of Joanna of Naples05/23/2017
    26:37
  34. 42.
    The One-Legged Nazi-Fighting Jesuit: Rupert Mayer05/20/2017
    14:14
  35. 43.
    Jumbo the Elephant05/06/2017
    25:26
  36. 44.
    How to Punish a Witch in 16th-Century England04/22/2017
    16:34
  37. 45.
    The Great Unpleasantness? World War One in Whodunits04/09/2017
    50:01
  38. 46.
    Curious George Escapes Nazi Europe03/25/2017
    10:10
  39. 47.
    Early American Newspapers and Freedom of the Press03/12/2017
    15:48
  40. 48.
    A Royal Son: Henry the Young King02/25/2017
    18:55
  41. 49.
    The Trotula and Medieval Gynecology02/12/2017
    26:00
  42. 50.
    Tuxedo Park: Inside the Gate02/03/2017
    12:23
  43. 51.
    The Woman and the 20-Pound Tumor01/28/2017
    11:39
  44. 52.
    54° 40' or Fight: How a Latitude Line became a Rallying Cry01/15/2017
    15:08
  45. 53.
    Ghosts of Christmas Past12/17/2016
    13:25
  46. 54.
    Olga Nethersole and the Sapho Scandal12/03/2016
    16:52
  47. 55.
    Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon11/19/2016
    9:57
  48. 56.
    The Un-Engagement of Jane Austen11/06/2016
    15:46
  49. 57.
    History for Halloween II10/24/2016
    23:56
  50. 58.
    History for Halloween I10/24/2016
    10:36
  51. 59.
    History for Halloween III10/22/2016
    10:08
  52. 60.
    Poison in Colonial India10/08/2016
    11:45
  53. 61.
    The (Failed) Republic of Fredonia09/26/2016
    15:17
  54. 62.
    Tycho Brahe: The Astronomer with a Copper Nose09/10/2016
    17:16
  55. 63.
    The Rise of the British Spy Novel08/27/2016
    24:21
  56. 64.
    The Murder of Sweden's King Gustav III08/13/2016
    14:47
  57. 65.
    The Life of Beatrice de Planissoles06/18/2016
    13:56
  58. 66.
    Desert Queens? Women at the Edges of Empire from Hester Stanhope to Gertrude Bell06/04/2016
    21:52
  59. 67.
    The Life and Crimes of Caravaggio05/21/2016
    23:42
  60. 68.
    Al Capone's Pineapple Primary05/07/2016
    13:17
  61. 69.
    Easter Rising, Part II: Aftermath04/23/2016
    22:10
  62. 70.
    Easter Rising, Part I: Origins04/09/2016
    23:32
  63. 71.
    Disney and the Space Race03/26/2016
    10:50
  64. 72.
    Evelyn Nesbit and the Crime of the Century03/12/2016
    26:02
  65. 73.
    The Eleven Lost Days02/28/2016
    12:29
  66. 74.
    After Napoleon: Josephine Divorced02/13/2016
    15:05
  67. 75.
    Medieval Animal Trials01/30/2016
    11:05
  68. 76.
    Sherlock Holmes in Popular Culture01/16/2016
    13:26
  69. 77.
    The Great Medieval Canon Law Forgery12/07/2015
    11:20
  70. 78.
    The Origins of "I Am A Man"11/21/2015
    13:29
  71. 79.
    Apples in America11/07/2015
    14:43
  72. 80.
    Hospitals in the Victorian City10/10/2015
    10:00
  73. 81.
    Papal Residences: The Lateran, The Vatican, and Castel Gandolfo09/26/2015
    10:38
  74. 82.
    The Royal Teeth of Louis XIV09/12/2015
    15:46
  75. 83.
    The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots08/29/2015
    11:00
  76. 84.
    The Invention of Canning08/16/2015
    15:38
  77. 85.
    Big History?08/01/2015
    12:13
  78. 86.
    Comic Books and Thrill-Killers? An Interview with Mariah Adin07/19/2015
    26:44
  79. 87.
    Independence from Whom? The American Revolution and Europe07/04/2015
    19:39
  80. 88.
    Nuts: James Mulligan, Anthony McAuliffe, and the Notion of Surrender06/21/2015
    17:40
  81. 89.
    Dogs: The Final Frontier06/06/2015
    26:52
  82. 90.
    Opium Wars and Peace05/24/2015
    7:02
  83. 91.
    Bonapartes in America: Jerome and Elizabeth05/09/2015
    20:30
  84. 92.
    Special Edition: British Royal Siblings05/03/2015
    24:01
  85. 93.
    Pop! Pop! Pop! A Brief History of Popcorn04/25/2015
    22:19
  86. 94.
    Cola di Rienzo: Medieval Tribune of the Roman Republic04/11/2015
    12:32
  87. 95.
    The Mystery of the Classic Authors03/29/2015
    11:24
  88. 96.
    The Lepers and the London Nurse: The Remarkable Travels of Kate Marsden03/14/2015
    23:11
  89. 97.
    Jean Hardouin and the Phantom Time Conspiracies03/01/2015
    12:52
  90. 98.
    Watson, Franklin, and the Drama of DNA02/14/2015
    10:17
  91. 99.
    Mush!: A Short History of Dog Sledding01/31/2015
    26:54
  92. 100.
    Empress Eugénie in Exile, Part II: Life After Empire01/17/2015
    15:04
  93. 101.
    Empress Eugénie in Exile, Part I: Flight from Paris01/03/2015
    12:49
  94. 102.
    Protest Pop and Queen Elizabeth II' s Silver Jubilee11/29/2014
    17:59
  95. 103.
    Robert Bruce: Stabbings and Statebuilding11/23/2014
    7:12
  96. 104.
    Mental Institutions, Part II: The Rosenhan Experiment11/15/2014
    11:03
  97. 105.
    Mental Institutions, Part I: Nellie Bly's Exposé11/08/2014
    10:51
  98. 106.
    Guy Fawkes11/01/2014
    13:13
  99. 107.
    The Demon Core10/25/2014
    17:59
  100. 108.
    Advances in the West: Grant's Army in 186210/18/2014
    22:19
  101. 109.
    Taking the Waters: Good Health Among the "Best People"10/11/2014
    11:31
  102. 110.
    Hugh O'Neill and the Tudors10/04/2014
    15:13
  103. 111.
    Dog Stars, Part II09/27/2014
    35:40
  104. 112.
    Dog Stars, Part I09/20/2014
    37:13
  105. 113.
    Seeking to Punish in 17th-Century England09/13/2014
    12:55
  106. 114.
    King Childeric of the Franks: Barbarian?09/06/2014
    10:45
  107. 115.
    Space Exploration and History ft. Asif Siddiqi08/31/2014
    34:47
  108. 116.
    Alan Turing08/23/2014
    16:13
  109. 117.
    Warrior, Wife, and Mother: The Story of Sichelgaita of Salerno08/16/2014
    11:50
  110. 118.
    The Scientific Passions of Mary Buckland08/09/2014
    13:37
  111. 119.
    Laura Bridgman, Charles Dickens, and Helen Keller08/02/2014
    16:12
  112. 120.
    Rosamund: 6th-Century Regicide and Politics07/26/2014
    11:43
  113. 121.
    Lawrence O'Brien: Fenians and the American Civil War07/19/2014
    20:51
  114. 122.
    The Rise of the Studios: The Origins of the Film Industry, Part II07/12/2014
    22:29
  115. 123.
    Love, Parachutes, and Käthchen Paulus07/12/2014
    8:56
  116. 124.
    Alcibiades: The Bad Boy of Athens05/31/2014
    10:32
  117. 125.
    Before Napoleon: Josephine Bonaparte's First Marriage05/25/2014
    17:01
  118. 126.
    The King James Bible: One Version of the Greatest Story Ever Told05/17/2014
    23:46
  119. 127.
    Nursery Rhymes, History, and Memory05/10/2014
    15:04
  120. 128.
    A Tale of Three Breeds05/03/2014
    28:36
  121. 129.
    The Birth of a Blockbuster04/26/2014
    21:13
  122. 130.
    Jumping the Broom: The Evolution of a Wedding Tradition04/19/2014
    11:05
  123. 131.
    From Magic Lanterns to Nickelodeons: The Origins of the Film Industry, Part I04/13/2014
    28:17
  124. 132.
    Dr. Fredric Wertham: Hero or Super-Villain?04/05/2014
    12:19
  125. 133.
    The Life and Times of Emperor Diocletian03/29/2014
    11:10
  126. 134.
    Richard the Lionheart on Crusade03/22/2014
    14:54
  127. 135.
    Irish Family Values: The Clannrickard Burkes in the Mid-Sixteenth Century03/15/2014
    8:00
  128. 136.
    Mademoiselle de Maupin: The Life and Afterlife of a 17th-Century Swashbuckler03/01/2014
    19:16
  129. 137.
    The History of the Academy Awards02/23/2014
    58:14
  130. 138.
    Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Part II: Australia and New Zealand02/17/2014
    31:40
  131. 139.
    Rilla of Ingleside and the WWI Homefront02/17/2014
    14:15
  132. 140.
    One Year Anniversary Show: How We Became Historians02/17/2014
    36:38
  133. 141.
    Goethe's Werther and the Suicide Effect02/17/2014
    7:10
  134. 142.
    Special Edition: Royal Baby Names02/17/2014
    19:30
  135. 143.
    Confucius and Jesus: The Jesuit Mission to China02/17/2014
    14:09
  136. 144.
    Queer Women in the Golden Age of Mysteries02/17/2014
    23:55
  137. 145.
    Edward Gibbon Wakefield, Part I: The Abduction02/17/2014
    30:04
  138. 146.
    Special Edition: Papal Abdication02/17/2014
    11:17
  139. 147.
    A French Silversmith in Mongol Karakorum02/17/2014
    7:01
  140. 148.
    Drinking in Medieval England02/17/2014
    14:43
  141. 149.
    Cruel Mind and Deadly Malice: A Murder in Early Modern England02/17/2014
    9:55
  142. 150.
    Zombies in Thietmar of Merseburg02/17/2014
    9:27
  143. 151.
    Cathars, Templars, and The Siege of Montségur02/17/2014
    16:58
  144. 152.
    Special Edition: Olaudah Equiano02/17/2014
    18:15
  145. 153.
    Henry II and the Invasion of Ireland02/17/2014
    9:42
  146. 154.
    Heresy and You: Alice Rowley and Lollardy02/17/2014
    13:38
  147. 155.
    The French Revolution Countdown (Part I)02/17/2014
    27:14
  148. 156.
    Viking Invasions and St. Edmund's Talking Head02/17/2014
    9:06
  149. 157.
    Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone" and the Indian Mutiny02/17/2014
    11:08
  150. 158.
    Prehistoric Runners and the 'Fall' of the Neanderthals02/17/2014
    14:08
  151. 159.
    The French Revolution Countdown (Part II)02/17/2014
    31:42
  152. 160.
    Science, Plague, and Pericles: Reconstructing the Face of Myrtis02/17/2014
    9:12
  153. 161.
    Getting Skinny: A Brief History of Dieting02/17/2014
    14:04
  154. 162.
    Occupy Alcatraz: Protesting Native American Autonomy02/17/2014
    11:24
  155. 163.
    Tulipmania!02/17/2014
    16:58
  156. 164.
    Running in the Ancient Olympic Games02/17/2014
    11:51
  157. 165.
    Lepers and Leprosy in the 13th Century02/17/2014
    11:53
  158. 166.
    The Several Defenestrations of Prague02/17/2014
    11:09
  159. 167.
    Entertainment in Medieval Towns02/17/2014
    12:27
  160. 168.
    Napoleon, Part I: The Man02/17/2014
    43:31
  161. 169.
    Why Simon de Montfort is in the U.S. House of Representatives02/17/2014
    13:25
  162. 170.
    The Mau Mau Insurgency02/17/2014
    16:02
  163. 171.
    Mozart's Zombie, the Runaway Priest, and the Emperor's Opera02/17/2014
    16:07
  164. 172.
    Emperor Akbar, the Mughal Empire, and Divine Faith02/17/2014
    11:18
  165. 173.
    The Strategic Failure of the Habsburg Chin02/17/2014
    10:41
  166. 174.
    Popular Protest in Late Antique Ravenna02/17/2014
    10:05
  167. 175.
    Napoleon, Part II: Life in Napoleonic Society02/17/2014
    35:52
  168. 176.
    The Origin of the Marathon: Linking Past to Present02/17/2014
    14:58
  169. 177.
    Criminalizing Sex in Early Modern England02/17/2014
    9:30
  170. 178.
    Medieval Gift Elephants02/17/2014
    22:51
  171. 179.
    Hernán Cortés and the Conquest of Mexico02/17/2014
    8:28
  172. 180.
    Cheating on Jesus: Bigamy in the Medieval Catholic Priesthood02/17/2014
    12:29
  173. 181.
    The Only Running Footman02/17/2014
    12:51
  174. 182.
    The Many Reformations of 16th-Century Europe02/17/2014
    17:54
  175. 183.
    Reformation Propaganda02/17/2014
    9:07
  176. 184.
    Living Memory: The Fall of the Berlin Wall02/17/2014
    17:09
  177. 185.
    Historical Ad Campaigns02/17/2014
    10:32
  178. 186.
    King Arthur's Christmas: Christianity, Paganism, and Community02/17/2014
    15:31
  179. 187.
    From Union Soldier to Confederate Bushwacker: Loyalty and Disloyalty in Civil War West Virginia02/17/2014
    16:11
  180. 188.
    Brotherhood Under the Black Flag: Multiracial Pirate Crews of the Early Modern Period02/17/2014
    18:09
  181. 189.
    Buck and Blanche (and Bonnie and Clyde)02/17/2014
    19:15
  182. 190.
    Cold Noses and Oxytocin: Doggy Prehistory02/17/2014
    20:57
  183. 191.
    The Christmas Truce of 191402/17/2014
    6:39
  184. 192.
    2:31:56*: The Rosie Ruiz Scandal02/17/2014
    13:49

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