Powerful queens throughout history have often been misunderstood and reduced to stereotypes, as they were judged through biased lenses that distorted their actions and motivations. By examining their lives, we can dispel these myths and gain a better understanding of their true character and legacy. Women like Empress Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine defied expectations and challenged the status quo, proving that women have played important roles in history by breaking gender norms.
As this podcast continues to evolve, I decided this season, I would do my very first themed season. Queens! We’ll learn about a marvelous collection of queens from various guests. In this episode we look at daughter of James VI/I, sister of Charles I, and aunt of Charles II – Elizabeth Stuart.
Today, I am joined by Prof. Dr. Nadine Akkerman, literary historian, author and educator. Nadine’s access to Elizabeth Stuart’s original letters makes her the foremost authority on Elizabeth Stuart, and the perfect guest for to day’s show.
As this podcast continues to evolve, I decided this season, I would do my very first themed season. Queens! We’ll learn about a marvelous collection of queens from various guests. In addition, I’ll be narrating a story about the court of Queen Elizabeth, and we’ll have a special mini-series on Queen Mary I.
Today we look at the fantastic story of Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I, with historian Leanda de Lisle.