On this episode I speak with investigative journalist and author, Michael Blanding. Michael and I chat about his new book North by Shakespeare, and the journey he took with Shakespeare sleuth, Dennis McCarthy, to tell the story of Sir Thomas North (1535 – c. 1604). Then, on Ask the Expert (ATE), International best-selling author Nicola Cornick returns to answer YOUR questions on Amy Robsart. Lastly, on A Brief History (ABH), I talk about Anne Boleyn.Read More
Welcome to episode 112! On today’s show I chat with best-selling author and historian Nicola Cornick on the subject of her upcoming book, The Last Daughter of York. Nicola and I chat about the princes in the Tower, Francis Lovell and his wife Anne and so much more.
Then, on Ask the Expert, Steph asks Dr. Lauren Mackay your questions on the Boleyn men – George and Thomas.
Lastly on A Brief History I tell you all about Lady Margaret Douglas, the daughter of Henry VIII’s sister Margaret.Read More
Welcome to episode 111! We have another barn burner for you today: Tracy Borman returns to the show for a fourth visit, and this time we focus our chat on the man, the myth, the legend, Thomas Cromwell. Then on Ask the Expert, Elizabeth Norton returns to answer your questions about the Boleyn Women, and lastly I’ll tell you a story about the final 1000 days of Elizabeth I’s reign.Read More
Hello and welcome back to the show, I’m your host, Rebecca Larson, and this is episode #110!I’m so excited to share this episode with you because we cover some really fun subjects, and chat with some new friends, too.
First, Dr. Michael Jones and I discuss the Black Prince (Edward of Woodstock) and his connection to Henry VIII…then Steph asks author Gemma Hollman your listener submitted questions on royal witches and witchcraft. Lastly, I give you A Brief History on Anne Parr, to wrap up the Parr siblings after the last two episodes.Read More
Welcome to episode 109, I’m your host, Rebecca Larson. On today’s show we have some really fun topics to discuss. First, I welcome back my good friend, and historian Heather R. Darsie to chat about Juana of Castile. On Ask the Expert we have author Tony Riches on to answer YOUR questions on Charles Brandon. Lastly, I give you a brief history on two Elizabeth’s who experienced domestic violence in Tudor England and how they survived it.Read More
On this episode I chat with author Adrienne Dillard on the subjects of her newest book, Jane Seymour and Margery Horsman. Then, on Ask the Expert, Steph asks author Anthony Ruggiero YOUR questions on Queen Mary I. Lastly, I tell you the ghastly tale of the desecration of Kateryn Parr’s body.Read More
On this episode Dr. Sarah Morris joins me and we discuss the state of mind of Anne Boleyn at the end of her life, and then historian Nathen Amin returns and answers the questions you submitted on the subject of King Henry VII. Lastly, we discuss the amazingly complicated love life of William Parr.Read More
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Who Killed the Princes in the Tower? The age-old question, isn’t it? It’s a mystery that has been left unsolved for centuries.
On today’s show I welcome back author and historian Matthew Lewis to chat on the subject. And to make it even more fun, I asked you what your theories are, and what stories they had heard.Read More
Welcome to episode 104!
We have another fantastic episode for you today…the unintended theme for this episode is SCANDALS!
First I chat with speaker, writer and podcast host Carol Ann Lloyd about Elizabeth’s women and how many of them married in secret.
Then historian Gareth Russell returns for Ask the Expert with Stephanie where she asks him (the questions you submitted) about Queen Katheryn Howard- fifth wife of Henry VIII.
Lastly, one of the most scandalous members of Elizabethan court….can you guess? Yep, Robert Dudley!Read More