Who was Pupetta Maresca? And what did she do to become the first woman in Italy to be prohibited from having a funeral?
In this episode, Kate chats to Barbie Latza Nadeau, a journalist and author who has lived in Italy since 1996, and who, to find out more about the women of the Italian Mafia, actually went to meet some of them.
We find out why these women are just as dangerous as their male counterparts, and how their roles have changed through history.
*WARNING there are naughty words and discussions of crime and murder in this episode*
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Thomas Ntinas.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.