Hi, I’m Rebecca Larson, host of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast and owner of both TudorsDynasty.com and HistoryLair.com. I am a Tudor historian whose focus is Sir Thomas Seymour and the Seymour family.

In February 2017, I launched my first episode of the podcast, and now I’m lucky enough to have my friends as hosts as well.

Steph Stohrer joined the podcast in 2020 as an assistant to the show. She eventually helped with writing scripts for A Brief History, and now is the host of Ask the Expert.

Heather R. Darsie, JD and Christine Morgan, MAHis joined the show in 2022. Heather is the host of Hands-on History and Christine is the narrator and host of A Brief History.

I’m always looking for new research materials, or lectures I can watch/listen to, and love a good thesis find online. Continually learning about different aspects of the Tudor dynasty has aided in my overall knowledge of the era. I love the Tudors, but I honestly love all aspects of history, in general.

Here are a few lectures:

Lectures: Yale University – Early Modern England: Politics, Religion and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts; Professor: Keith E. Wrightson, Randolph W. Townsend Jr. Professor of History:

  • Lecture 1: General Introduction (March 2016)
  • Lecture 2: “The Tree of Commonwealth”: The Social Order in the Sixteenth Century (March 2016)
  • Lecture 3: Households: Structures, Priorities, Strategies, Roles (March 2016)
  • Lecture 4: Communities: Key Institutions and Relationships (March 2016)
  • Lecture 5: “Countries” and Nation: Social and Economic Networks and the Urban System (March 2016)
  • Lecture 6: The Structures of Power (March 2016)
  • Lecture 7: Late Medieval Religion and it’s Critics (March 2016)
  • Lecture 8: Reformation and Division; 1530-1558 (March 2016)
  • Lecture 9: “Commodity” and “Commonwealth”: Economic and Social Problems, 1520-1560 (March 2016)
  • Lecture 10: The Elizabethan Confessional State: Conformity, Papists, Puritans (March 2016)
  • Lecture 11: The Elizabethan “Monarchical Republic”: Political Participation (March 2016)
  • Lecture 12: Economic Expansion, 1560-1640 (April 2016)
  • Lecture 13:  A Polarizing Society, 1560-1640 (April 2017)
  • Lecture 14 – Witchcraft and Magic (April 2017)

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I’ve been lucky enough to be part of three Tudor Summit events. Here are the videos from those. I laugh when I watch them now because my knowledge on the time period improves daily.

Rebecca Larson Tudors Dynasty from Heather Teysko on Vimeo.

Rebecca Larson Tudor Summit from Heather Teysko on Vimeo.

Rebecca Larson Tudor Summit from Heather Teysko on Vimeo.

Tudorcon 2020 – Speaker