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.
Anne of Cleves is quickly becoming one of the most popular of Henry VIII’s six queens. Thanks partly to today’s guest, historian Heather Darsie.
Think you’ve heard everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this fourth “wife” of Henry VIII? Think again! Today I’ve had some bombshells dropped on me that I did not expect. At the end of the episode, Heather tells us something quirky about Anne of Cleves that you will not expect – I sure didn’t!
In this flashback episode Rebecca is joined by Heather to chat about the Tudors – be warned, we had a lot of fun recording this episode. If you want a behind-the-scenes look at my friendship with Heather – this is the episode for you.