5 Minute History: The Devastating 1755 Earthquake in Lisbon, Portugal

In this episode, we explore the 1755 Lisbon #earthquake, one of the most devastating earthquakes in #history. We take you back to the day when the earthquake struck, describing the panic and chaos that ensued. We’ll also explore the disaster’s impact on Portugal’s #royal family, government, and economy, and its far-reaching implications for earthquake engineering and the study of seismology. Join us as we uncover the lessons learned from this tragedy and its impact on human societies.

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This Week in Royal History: April 9 – April 15

Welcome to This Week in Royal History, where we’re exploring the world of royal history from one century to another – stopping on events that may be of interest to you. In this episode we look at the week of April 9 -April 15 and focus on a few interesting stories, including:

  • Margaret of Scotland
  • Margaret of Flanders
  • Edward IV
  • Marguerite of Navarre
  • Catherine de Medici
  • Juana of Castile
  • Joanna of Austria
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The Health of Henry VIII and his Royal Physician, Thomas Wendy

In this episode, we’ll delve into the fascinating story of Henry VIII, a king known for his robust health and love for physical activities, and the medical care he received from Thomas Wendy, his trusted physician. We’ll explore Wendy’s journey from a humble background to becoming a fellow of Gonville Hall, attracting a high-end clientele from the peerage and the royal family, and eventually serving three successive Tudor monarchs on their deathbeds. Join us as we take a journey through the life and times of one of England’s most iconic monarchs and his trusted physician.

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Thomas Beckett: Sainthood by Popular Demand

In this episode, Steph delves into the captivating story of Thomas Beckett, the Archbishop of Canterbury who dared to stand up against the power of King Henry II. Our guest, Dr. Paul Webster, will take us on a journey through Beckett’s life and legacy, exploring the complex political and religious landscape of medieval England. From his rise to power to his tragic death, this episode is a fascinating exploration of one of the most influential figures in British history.

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This Week in Royal History: April 2 – April 8

Welcome to This Week in Royal History, where we’re exploring the world of royal history from one century to another – stopping on events that may be of interest to you.  In this episode we look at the week of April 2 -April 9 and focus on a few interesting stories, including:

Elizabeth of Valois, Queen of Spain

Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales

Lady Maud Duff Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine

Charles VIII of France Philip IV of Spain Claudia

Felicitas of Austria, Holy Roman Empress

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The Wars of the Roses: A Quick Overview of the Bloody English Civil War

Join us to uncover the fascinating world of the Plantagenets, an earlier English dynasty that rivaled the Tudors in power and influence. From Henry II to King John, discover their impact on English history and cultural achievements. Whether you’re a medieval history enthusiast or a Tudor fan, this episode is a must-listen.

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Queenship in the Colonies: Queen Victoria’s Impact on Canada and India

Join host Dr. Johanna Strong as we explore Queen Victoria’s relationship with Canada and India in the context of queenship in the British Empire. Our guests, Jessica Storoschuk and Dr. Françoise Le Jeune, bring their expertise in monarchy and British colonial history to the discussion. Discover how Queen Victoria shaped the history of the empire and her enduring legacy today.

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This Week in Royal History: March 26 – April 1

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this episode of This Week in Royal History will exclusively highlight remarkable women. During this special month, we will not only recognize the birthdays and commemorate the deaths of these women but also delve into their inspiring life stories and significant contributions to history. Get ready to learn about some truly amazing figures.

This week:

  • Marie of Luxemboug
  • Mary of Burgundy
  • Philippa of Lancaster
  • Catherine of Lancaster
  • Blanche of Navarre

Yes, Philippa and Catherine were half-sisters!

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5 Minute History: The Great Stink of London

Discovering and being inspired by lesser-known historical events can be a fascinating experience. Today, I’d like to share with you a short but intriguing story about something called The Great Stink. Although this is only a five minute history, it offers a unique glimpse into the past and is sure to pique your interest.

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Henry VII: A New Understanding

In today’s conversation, Heather Darsie speaks with Nathen Amin about the first Tudor king, Henry VII, whose legacy has been tarnished by unfair depictions in popular culture and history books. Amin, a renowned historian and author specializing in the Tudor period, sheds light on the real story behind Henry VII’s reign, discussing his accomplishments, challenges, and the political landscape of the time. Through their engaging dialogue, Darsie and Amin aim to provide a more nuanced and accurate understanding of this pivotal figure in English history.

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