Wife of the Bad King: Isabella of Angouleme (Queens Series)

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 the second wife of King John – son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. To guide us on this journey of discovery, Rebecca is joined by historian and author Sharon Bennett Connelly.

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This Week in Royal History: October 16-22

Welcome to This Week in Royal History, where we’re exploring the world outside the Tudors with royal history highlights from a variety of centuries.  This week: October 9-15

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Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth – Part Four (Queens Series)

This episode will be available here on October 14th, but everywhere else on the 13th. If you’d like commercial free listening, please consider becoming a patron on Patreon!

This season I’ll tell you the story written by Lucy Aikin (1781-1864) called Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth. If you are a fan of Elizabeth I then you’ll appreciate this early 19th century (1818) sentiment.

In this episode we will learn about some of Elizabeth’s marriage prospects, but mostly those within her realm and what they would do to win her affection.

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Miniseries on Queen Mary I: Mary’s Network (Queens Series)


Welcome to the first segment in a miniseries on the very much-maligned Queen Mary I of England. Thanks to PhD candidate Johanna Strong for orchestrating this entire series by teaming up with some of the leading researchers in the field. In this episode, our guest is Melita Thomas of Tudor Times. Melita is also a PhD student and will give us fantastic insight into Mary’s networks and what that meant for her as a woman.

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This Week in Royal History: October 9-15

Episode available here tomorrow, or you can find it here today: apple.com/3STEagT

Welcome to This Week in Royal History, where we’re exploring the world outside the Tudors with royal history highlights from a variety of centuries.  This week: October 9-15 

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Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth – Part Three (Queens Series)

This season I’ll tell you the story written by Lucy Aikin (1781-1864) called Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth. If you are a fan of Elizabeth I then you’ll appreciate this early 19th century (1818) sentiment.

In this episode we will learn about Elizabeth’s succession issues, Mary, Queen of Scots and the trouble with Catherine Grey and the Earl of Hertford.

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Women in Tudor Times

On this episode of Ask the Expert, Steph is joined by returning guest Dr. Nikki Clark to chat about women in Tudor times. Have you always wanted to know something female-specific? What was it like to be a woman in the 16th century? Find out that and more in this episode!

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England After the Death of Queen Elizabeth

This is a special Hands-On History episode with our host, Heather Darsie. Heather was fortunate enough to be in London after the death of Queen Elizabeth, and she shares with us her experiences of this sad historical event.

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