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Noble Blood

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Rank #9 in History category

Society & Culture
History
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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.

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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.

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Mesmerizing

By tripodandy - Dec 05 2019
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I love listening to Nobel Blood. I learn something new and often get a giggle.

Good Stuff

By Hobbitses4hire - Dec 04 2019
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Well produced, great pacing and narration. Love the gory details!

iTunes Ratings

5126 Ratings
Average Ratings
4196
411
217
123
179

Mesmerizing

By tripodandy - Dec 05 2019
Read more
I love listening to Nobel Blood. I learn something new and often get a giggle.

Good Stuff

By Hobbitses4hire - Dec 04 2019
Read more
Well produced, great pacing and narration. Love the gory details!

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Noble Blood

Updated 5 days ago

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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.

The Butcher Baronet

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An Australian man comes to England claiming to be a long-lost heir thought dead in a shipwreck. What happened next sparked a trial lasting 188 days—one of the longest in English history—and a scandal that captivated the Victorian public.

Aug 06 2019

30mins

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Ever Dearest Cousin Nicky

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King George V and Tsar Nicholas II were first cousins who looked so much alike that people often jokingly called them twins. When one cousin's crown came under threat, the other had a decision to make. 

Aug 20 2019

27mins

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Until We Meet Again

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The same day Queen Liliuokalani proposed a new constitution for Hawaii that would restore power to the monarchy and grant native Hawaiians the right to vote in elections, a group of white businessmen met at a law office in Honolulu, and hatched a plan that would change the course of nations.

Sep 03 2019

24mins

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What Eye Has Wept for George IV?

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When King George IV died, his obituary in The Times read: “There never was an individual less regretted by his fellow-creatures than this deceased king." But even George IV once fell in love. 

Sep 17 2019

26mins

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The Wedding Ended in Blood

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The wedding between Margot of Valois and Henry of Navarre was meant to end religious fighting in France. It didn't.

Nov 26 2019

27mins

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The Ice Queen

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Bitterly lonely and abandoned by her family, Anna Ivanovna grew to hate love. And when she became the unlikely Empress of Russia she used her power to build an ice palace that was both a spectacle and a torture chamber. 

Dec 10 2019

25mins

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The Wedding Ended in Blood

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The wedding between Margot of Valois and Henry of Navarre was meant to end religious fighting in France. It didn't.

Nov 26 2019

27mins

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Let Him Be Hanged There for a Lamb

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Lord Byron has become synonymous with the romantic, creative hero. But it may have been Lady Caroline Lamb, his most famous lover, who truly embodied the spirit of the age. Their romance led to blood, tears, fire, and pubic hair. Poets, am I right?

Nov 12 2019

37mins

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The Marquise and Her Poisons

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The Marquise de Brinvilliers is a subject of operas and stories, a larger-than-life villainess who murdered her family with poison and almost got away with it. Almost.

Oct 29 2019

34mins

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The Butler, in the Bedroom, with a Sabre

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In the middle of the night on an otherwise quiet spring evening, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, was attacked in his bedchamber by an assailant wielding a sword. The Duke survived, and in the chaotic aftermath, the household discovered the Duke's valet, dead by apparent suicide. But as the details of that night emerged, the story became murky. More questions than answers remain now to a murder mystery that will never be solved. 

Oct 15 2019

28mins

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The Maybe Queen Arbella

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Arbella Stuart was a pawn her entire life—a possible successor to Queen Elizabeth I and a valuable marriage prospect to be dangled before foreign princes. But when Arbella finally decided to take her life into her own hands, she ignited a series of events straight out of a Shakesperean tragedy.

Oct 01 2019

21mins

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What Eye Has Wept for George IV?

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When King George IV died, his obituary in The Times read: “There never was an individual less regretted by his fellow-creatures than this deceased king." But even George IV once fell in love. 

Sep 17 2019

26mins

Play

Until We Meet Again

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The same day Queen Liliuokalani proposed a new constitution for Hawaii that would restore power to the monarchy and grant native Hawaiians the right to vote in elections, a group of white businessmen met at a law office in Honolulu, and hatched a plan that would change the course of nations.

Sep 03 2019

24mins

Play

Ever Dearest Cousin Nicky

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King George V and Tsar Nicholas II were first cousins who looked so much alike that people often jokingly called them twins. When one cousin's crown came under threat, the other had a decision to make. 

Aug 20 2019

27mins

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The Butcher Baronet

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An Australian man comes to England claiming to be a long-lost heir thought dead in a shipwreck. What happened next sparked a trial lasting 188 days—one of the longest in English history—and a scandal that captivated the Victorian public.

Aug 06 2019

30mins

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The Desperate Young King Charles II

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By the time he was 17, Charles II was a prince in exile. When his father, the King of England, was beheaded, the country became a protectorate without a monarch. But Charles was willing to sacrifice whatever (and whoever) it took to win his crown back.

Jul 23 2019

33mins

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The Second Death of Marie Antoinette

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In 1793, the infamous Marie Antoinette was moved to the Conciergerie in Temple Prison. A woman who became synonymous with indulgence spent her final months with almost no personal possessions, separated from her children, awaiting her imminent death.

Jul 09 2019

25mins

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Noble Blood - Official Trailer

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Your first sneak peek of Noble Blood, a brand new podcast from executive producer Aaron Mahnke and iHeart Podcasts. Join author Dana Schwartz on a narrative tour of history's most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. But be warned: when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. Learn more at NobleBloodTales.com

Jul 02 2019

1min

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