Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024
A portrait of Eleanor of Aquitaine, left, and a blurry photo of Princess Margaret with gangster John Bindon, who is wearing a t-shirt with a spoof the Coca-Cola logo that says "Enjoy Cocaine", right

Eleanor of Aquitaine (L) and Princess Margaret with John Bindon on Mustique

S3E9: Driver 8 | Eleanor of Aquitaine & The Baker Street Robbery

Hey friends – we’ve got a special episode for you this week. We’re prepping for our live show tonight and realized we’d be more likely to stay sane if we didn’t try to create two stories each this week. In that spirit, we bring you two timehopping stories from our Patreon files.

First, Alicia has the almost unbelievable story of Eleanor of Aquitaine, a 12th century badass who was queen to two European kings and whose genes continue to animate most of the remaining royal houses of the continent. Alicia was deluged with requests for this story, and it does not disappoint.

Then, Stacie has a bizarre tale that sprung from our Werewolves of London episode in season two. The 1971 Baker Street Bank Robbery in London has sometimes been linked to the excesses of Princess Margaret, but there’s reason to think that it may also be tied to the enduring scandal that engulfed the British government in the Profumo Affair.

Please enjoy, and if you like these divorce-adjacent pieces, join us on Patreon for as little as $2 a month.

Stacie’s Receipts

Baker Street Robbery at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Street_robbery

The Unredacted has a fuller story: https://theunredacted.com/the-baker-street-robbery-vault-of-secrets/

Kray Twins on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kray_twinsKray

Kray Twins documentary (The Gangster and the Perverted Peer) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6fwt9z

2 thoughts on “S3E9: Driver 8 | Eleanor of Aquitaine & The Baker Street Robbery

  1. My niece bought me a Trashy Divorces tote bag when we were at the show at Venkman’s. I lost in and would like to purchase another. How can I get another one? Thank you. Patti Lanier

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