Noble Blood

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.

http://noblebloodtales.com/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 127 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 19 hours 20 minutes

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