Welcome to the new season!! I wanted to start of the new season with a bang, and so I was able to line up best-selling author and historian Alison Weir. Alison stops by to chat about Katheryn Howard, the Tudors….and of course we talk about Thomas Seymour. The second segment of the show is called ‘Ask the Expert’. This segment is for my listeners to be able to submit their questions to a historian on a specific subject. This episode my expert is historian/author Matthew Lewis and he answers your Richard III (and princes in the Tower) questions. Lastly, we wrap up the episode with a ‘Brief History’ – just like the old days, I tell you a story about a specific person who lived between 1485 and 1603…this time it’s a fascinating story about a madwoman who claimed to be the daughter of…..(you’ll have to listen). *Patron exclusive content:
Welcome to the new format test for the podcast. The new season is about to begin and I wanted to test out my new ideas.
In this episode, I talk with Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke about the amazing Mapperton Estates…I also talk to historian Heather R Darsie in our ‘Ask the Expert’ segment (she answers listener questions about Anne of Cleves), and lastly I tell you the story of one well-known Tudor murderer (hint: it’s a woman).
I’m late posting this here as it was originally published everywhere else on June 26.
Since I am technically in my off-season, I put together this shorter episode to keep you learning about the Tudors over the summer months. A special shout out to Matthew Lewis for doing the male parts for me – it was great fun to put this one together!
On this final episode of the 2019/2020 season, I welcomed back Tara Ball to discuss the execution and burial of Anne Boleyn. Tara is a Warden of the White Tower, and has a fascination with Anne Boleyn. Her occupation and passion are able to collide every day she goes to work.
*Note: My regular season runs September-May. In the months of June, July and August I am preparing for the next season, BUT I may throw in some supplemental ones – so stayed tuned!
On this episode Suzannah and I chat about Tudor women, a bit about Tudor queens, a little about Anne Askew, we chat about witchcraft, and then we wrap it up with Henry VIII. You don’t want to miss a minute of it.
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Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is an award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster. She is Professor of History at the University of Roehampton, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a columnist for History Today. Her list of accomplishments is quite long and she has written several books on the Tudor time period – please check them out as they are all quite lovely. Suzannah is also a well-established televisionpresenter, having presented 18 history documentary series on the BBC, ITV, Channel Five, and other channels.
*Warning: This episode contains some explicit language, nothing serious, but don’t listen with little ears around.
Dr Estelle Paranque is Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities at Northeastern, and an Honorary Research Fellow within the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Elizabeth I of England Through Valois Eyes: Power, Representation, and Diplomacy in the Reign of the Queen, 1558-1588 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and has published several essays on Elizabeth I, French monarchs, and other European queens.
Henry VIII lived for 55 years and had many health issues, especially toward the end of his reign; But that doesn’t mean he was a healthy man prior to that.
Henry’s own interest in remedies and prescriptions were quite magnificent as well.
The health of the King was quite often public knowledge, and as you’ll discover in this episode, even his bowel movements were written about.
Royals, like today, were celebrities – to be associated with the King could bring one wealth and power, and we know that Henry VIII raised men who other monarchs may not have….because he was paranoid and had issues trusting people.
It is easy for us, living in the 21st century, to take for granted modern medicine.
My guest today is historian, Seamus O’Caellaigh. Seamus is the author of Pustules, Pestilence and Pain: Tudor Treatments and Ailments of Henry VIII.
“Whether Queen or commoner, the lives of women throughout history is a fascinating study. Elizabeth Woodville, ‘The White Queen’, managed to make the transition from commoner to Queen and became the epitome of medieval heroines – the commoner who married a King. When she became the wife of Edward IV her actions changed the life of her entire family. Vilified both by their contemporaries and by many historians since, the Woodville family were center stage during the reigns of Edward IV and Richard III. Elizabeth Woodville became the ancestress of future Kings and Queens. This book takes a fresh look at the lives of Elizabeth’s sisters. Although information on them is scarce, by looking at the men they married, their families, the places they lived and the events that they lived through we can catch a glimpse of their lives. Each sister has their own story to tell and they may not have achieved the dizzying heights that their sister did, but they are all fascinating women.“
My guest today is the author of The Queen’s Sisters – The Lives of the Sisters of Elizabeth Woodville, Sarah J Hodder.