Since the dawn of time, man has clamored for sex and power, hellbent on eliminating of all rivals in this pursuit. Since most cannot be killed outright, the murderous minded had to find more clandestine methods of eradication. The best poisons have to be administered secretly, remain undetected, and appear to be a natural occurrence.
I talk with historian and bestselling author Eleanor Herman about her fascinationwith royal poisonings, the effectiveness of unicorn horns, her 18th century cooking class, and how the Groom of the Stool was the King’s official butt wiper.
*BONUS EPISODE – Modern Poisonings*
Using poison to gain power and quiet dissidents did not end with the Renaissance. While trying to avoid becoming victims ourselves, we discuss how Vladimir Putin has turned Russia into the modern day center of political poisonings.