Two Friends Talk History

Killer Queens: Queen Lakshmibai and William Dorsey Swann

September 16, 2020 Two Friends Talk History Season 1 Episode 6
Killer Queens: Queen Lakshmibai and William Dorsey Swann
Two Friends Talk History
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Two Friends Talk History
Killer Queens: Queen Lakshmibai and William Dorsey Swann
Sep 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Two Friends Talk History

This week's episode is 'Killer Queens'. Liam explores the life of Queen Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, who joined the rebellion against the British East India Company in the mid 19th century. Zofia meanwhile looks at a different type of Queen, William Dorsey Swann, who led a fascinating life as a black, gay man during the 19th century and who was possibly the first identifiable 'drag queen'!
Tangents include: colonialism sucks, Shieldmaidens and Drag Race.

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Music by the wonderfully talented Chris Sharples

If you'd like to get in touch, email at twofriendstalkhistory@gmail.com

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This week's episode is 'Killer Queens'. Liam explores the life of Queen Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, who joined the rebellion against the British East India Company in the mid 19th century. Zofia meanwhile looks at a different type of Queen, William Dorsey Swann, who led a fascinating life as a black, gay man during the 19th century and who was possibly the first identifiable 'drag queen'!
Tangents include: colonialism sucks, Shieldmaidens and Drag Race.

Find us on Instagram
Support us through Patreon
Buy our merch on Redbubble
Explore more resources and topics about the ancient world on ArchaeoArtist

Music by the wonderfully talented Chris Sharples

If you'd like to get in touch, email at twofriendstalkhistory@gmail.com