Episode 133: The King and His Fairy Queen

Fairy, you say!? Indeed! On this episode of Ask the Expert we chat with historian Christine Morgan. Christine is our expert on a topic that many of you may have been introduced to while reading or watching The White Queen series. Was this fairy queen a serpent, a fish, a mermaid, a witch? Take a listen to the folklore surrounding Melusine!

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Hosted by: Steph Stohrer

Guest: Christine MorganEditing: Troy Larson (TroyLarsonCreative.com)

Voice Over: David Black

Music by: Ketsa, Alexander Nakarada, and Winnie the Moog via FilmMusic.io, used by EXTENDED license.







Melusine’s secret discovered, from Le Roman de Mélusine by Jean d’Arras, ca 1450–1500. Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Raymond walks in on his wife, Melusine, in her bath and discovers she has the lower body of a serpent. Illustration from the Jean d’Arras work, Le livre de Mélusine (The Book of Melusine), 1478.

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