Dr. Wendy J. Dunn
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
When we began planning episode 103, I don’t think we imagined that it would be a themed episode. This episode we were fortunate enough to have both Elizabeth Norton and Leanda de Lisle on to talk about women, or women near the throne. Elizabeth chats with me about queen consorts (oh the fun!), and Leanda is asked YOUR submitted questions on the Grey sisters. Then I teach you a bit about Elizabeth Seymour (sister to Queen Jane) in A Brief History.
And, as a treat to all listeners, everyone gets access to Elizabeth Norton’s full answers in “IF I Made You Choose” this episode! As patrons you will now (after this episode) receive early access to the answers prior to the public.Read More
The Wars of the Roses, or the Cousins Wars, were one of the most deadly and tumultuous times in English history, resulting in the death of many nobles. Today, Rachael Dickzen and I talk about some of the key players of the time: Henry VI, Edward IV, the Kingmaker, and Richard, Duke of York. We also discuss the women of the Wars of the Roses, including Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou. We take a look at the family tree of Edward III and how that affected history, and we also touch base on sanctuary and quick executions.Read More
Welcome to episode 101! This episode we have Dr Kirsten Claiden-Yardley here to chat about the Howard family, but in particular the 2nd Duke of Norfolk. Then, team member Steph asks me about the Seymour family in this installment of Ask the Expert. That’s where I answer your social media supplied questions about my favorite family. Lastly, Steph steps in and also handles A Brief History this episode – you won’t even notice it’s not me.A special thanks to Steph, by the way…this episode would not have been possible without her help getting it here. Started a new job two weeks ago and have little time to do podcast stuff while I’m still training. Steph has been a life saver, so please give her some love!Read More
This all-star guest list was so much fun to work with. These are the people who have made this show what it is today.Read More
Images to go along with Tracy’s talk:
Top Left: Possible image of the Franes Gorges’ mother.
Top Right: The other image is definitely of the Marchioness of Northampton.
Bottom Left: Longford Castle
Bottom Middle: Thomas Gorges, Frances’ father.
Bottom Right: William Parr (brother of Kateryn Parr)
Adrienne’s book mentioned in the show:
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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:Read More