Footnoting History

In 2013, Christine and several of her friends helped Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge create Footnoting History, a bi-weekly audio podcast that allows them to share their love of history with a general audience. Each host possesses a graduate level degree in history, chooses his or her own topics, and completes his or her 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

​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.