The Outlandish Historians

Tackling the good, the bad, & the downright ugly history of the world one episode at a time

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The sisterly duo behind Dear World, Love History
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Adrienne

Co-Host, Behind the Scenes Magician

Adrienne has been obsessed with history since about age 10, starting the day she watched the 1982 film "The Scarlet Pimpernel." She has a B.A. in history and a M.A. in history and education. If she could choose to live anywhere in the world, Adrienne would 100% choose London, England even though she's not really a city person. Adrienne loves to travel, eat chocolate, and binge Netflix whenever she can.

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Renee

Co-Host, Graphics Guru

Renee has loved history ever since Adrienne gave her her first lesson all those years ago. Since then, she's found her writing style, giving a voice to the people and places of times long gone. She has a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing and an MFA in Fiction. Unlike her sister, Renee's favorite city is Edinburgh, Scotland. In her spare time, she reads, writes, obsesses over her favorite authors, and cuddles her puppies while catching up on shows she's fallen behind in.

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7: Mary Queen of Scots, Part I

It was a cold winter when young Mary Stewart was born at Linlithgow Palace on December 8, 1542 as the only surviving heir. Mary’s father was James V, son of James IV and Margaret Tudor, the sister of King Henry VIII of England. Her mother was Marie de Guise, the second wife of James V and daughter of Claude the Duke of Guise and Antoinette of Bourbon, one of the most powerful families in France.