On this installment of 13 O’Clock, we’re doing true crime, Renaissance-style! First, we discuss the artistically celebrated case of Beatrice Cenci, the young Roman noblewoman who conspired with her family to kill her terrible father and was horribly tortured and executed in 1599. Then we discuss the notorious Giulia Tofana, who began her murderous career poisoning her awful husband, and then turned her talent for chemistry into a lucrative business, selling poisons disguised as cosmetics to women who were also looking to off their “better” halves. Come join us on the dark side of the Italian Renaissance on a horrifically historical episode 211.
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