Did you know that our homo sapien ancestors were altogether skinnier, weaker and dumber than our fellow hominid relatives, the Neanderthals? Some theorize that it was running that saved us from extinction. Huh?
Some people just get all the luck. Others, like poor Alice Rowley of Coventry, just canât seem to catch a break. Join us as we explore Aliceâs dedication to the Lollard community and what that meant for her in court!
Imagine hiring a man to kill off your enemy... and then pleading a defense that would allow you to walk out free. This week, we'll trace the story of a neighborly feud in Tudor England that left one man dead and an unbalanced man free, if not for the actions of a young woman in manipulating Parliament, the Privy Council, and even the Queen. Their responses would ultimately change the laws of England in order to prevent a man from getting away with murder.