What is this all about?

Join me as we journey through the pages of history to meet the historical weirdos, dirtbags, and iconoclasts whose wacky stories warm my heart in one way or another. 

Every two weeks (or so), you’ll get a free issue featuring a new historical figure who sucks, for as long as I'm still discovering dirtbags who deserve to be shared. Yes, I will take requests. No, I will not stop swearing.

I will also talk about my books sometimes, since I think they’re fairly good.

If you enjoy Drunk History, Puppet History, The Bugle, or the cinematic masterpiece that is Showtime’s The Tudors, you’ll be right at home.

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Allison Epstein
Historical fiction author of A TIP FOR THE HANGMAN and LET THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD (10/17/23). Punster, pope fact enthusiast, extremely amateur historian. She/they.