Old Blood

Let Him Kill Me

November 22, 2021 Old Blood Season 1 Episode 14
Old Blood
Let Him Kill Me
Show Notes

In a real game of thrones, the Julio-Claudian family jostled for power throughout their century-long dynasty. The Roman Empire’s first hundred years featured stabbings, poisonings, beatings, and suicides. No one was safe and everything was fair game in a family that would do anything to win --and keep-- their power. And at the heart of this family of intrigue and betrayal, a woman. The most powerful woman in Roman history.


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Music: Dellasera by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com

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