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Footnoting History

Since 2013, Christine has been a host and administrator for Footnoting History, a bi-weekly audio podcast where a rotating group of hosts share their love of history with a general audience. Each host possesses a graduate level degree in history, chooses their own topics, and completes their own research. This means Christine gets to regularly talk about the crazy lives of her favorite people: the Bonapartes.

In addition to serving as the Co-Producer, Christine spends a lot of time working on the podcast's social media presence and spearheads the Revolutionary France Series. Other topics she has covered span from King Henry II of England's sparring children to Jumbo, the famous Victorian elephant. 

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Selected Episodes

Winnie-the-Pooh has lived in the hearts of people of all ages since the 1920s. Here, Christine traces the life of the famous bear (and his friends) from his origins in the family of author A.A. Milne and his acquisition by the Disney Company, all the way to his current place of residence.


​What is it like to be a king but still have to answer to your father? In the twelfth century, Henry the Young King lived in the shadow of one of Europe’s most powerful monarchs: Henry II of England. This episode delves into the life of a man who was crowned twice but never ruled the kingdom.


December may be a celebratory time for many, but in 1800 it caused Napoleon Bonaparte a giant headache. This episode is all about the attempted Christmas Eve assassination of France's future emperor.

Jumbo the Elephant

In May of 2016 the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ elephants performed for their final time before entering retirement. Over 130 years earlier, in 1882, Jumbo the elephant left London for New York and joined P.T. Barnum’s traveling menagerie. In this episode, Christine explores Jumbo’s life as one of the Victorian era’s most famous animals.

The Royal Teeth of Louis XIV

King Louis XIV of France may be known as the "Sun King" but not everything about his life was bright and splendid. In this episode we discuss the crippling dental difficulties that plagued Louis and possibly increase your appreciation of modern anesthesia.

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