Monthly Archives: March 2010

Death at the Duomo: The Pazzi Conspiracy


When the Pazzi family became entangled in a plot to assassinate Lorenzo and Giuliano de’Medici, the conspiracy grew until it reached the steps of the Vatican itself. Learn more about this coup attempt — and its ultimate result — in … Continue reading

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Bar Kokhba vs. The Romans


Born Simon ben Kosiba, Simon bar Kokhba led the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman empire. The revolt succeeded momentarily, and the Romans were expelled from Judea — but the conflict was far from over. Tune in and learn what … Continue reading

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Nellie Bly & Stunt Journalism


Born in 1864, Nellie Bly wasn’t your average journalist — in fact, she feigned insanity to gain entry into a mental institution. Join Sarah and Katie as they take a closer look at the life of Nellie Bly, America’s original … Continue reading

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How the Book of Kells Works


Created around 800 AD, the Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript held at Trinity College in Ireland. Listen in to learn more about the Book of Kells — and how it survived for so long — in this podcast.

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Brian Boru, High King of Ireland


As High King of Ireland, Brian Boru fought against — and ultimately ended — the rule of Niall Noigiallach’s descendents. Tune in as Katie and Sarah take a closer look at the life of Brian Boru in this podcast.

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Who stole the Amber Room?


Often hailed as “the eighth wonder of the world,” the Amber Room is an opulent room adorned with gold and precious amber. History buffs would love to see the room for themselves, but there’s one problem: it’s missing. Learn more … Continue reading

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What happened to the Romanovs?


The House of Romanov ruled Russia from 1613 until 1917, when Nicholas II abdicated the throne. But what actually happened to the royal family? Tune in as Katie and Sarah get to the bottom of the mysterious demise of the … Continue reading

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