The Behn Project’s General Editor Claire Bowditch (@thefairjilt), alongside Annalisa Nicholson (@apuddleofmuddle), and Tom Charlton (@Baxterianae), joined John Gallagher (@earlymodernjohn) on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking to discuss research undertaken for The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Aphra Behn; the life of Hortense Mancini, Duchess of Mazarine, to whom Behn dedicated her tale of bigamy and murder, The History of the Nun; and the politically tumultuous period of the 1670s and 1680s.

The episode first aired on 7 January 2021.

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