Wars of the Roses: The Brothers Plantagenet

On this Ask the Expert, Steph is joined by historian and podcast host Derek Birks to discuss some of our favorite men from history – the brothers Plantagenet. You know them best as Edward IV, George, Duke of Clarence and Richard III. Learn more about these three brothers who have captivated our imaginations for centuries.

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Château Vert Pageant & Anne Boleyn

Today, I’m joined by PhD candidate, Lacey Bonar Hull, and chat about the Château Vert pageant, and Anne Boleyn. We also discuss the importance of pageants, where this one was held, what the set looked like and so much more!

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London in the Time of the Tudors: Henry VIII – Part Three

On this episode of A Brief History historian Christine Morgan continues the story of Henry VIII from Episode #162. Don’t worry, we’re getting near the end of his story and then we move on to the fascinating reign of Edward VI!

London in the Time of the Tudors was written by well-respected 19th century historian , Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901).

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Voiced by: Christine Morgan
Written by: Sir Walter Besant
Edited by: Rebecca Larson
Voice Over: David Black
Music: Ketsa, Alexander Nakarada, and Winnie the Moog via FilmMusic.it, used by EXTENDED license.

The House of Dudley: Edmund, John and Robert

An episode after my own heart! Dr. Joanne Paul returns to the show to discuss the topic of her new book The House of Dudley. 

Edmund, John and Robert Dudley’s stories have captivated us for centuries, and now Dr. Paul reveals her research findings to us.

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London in the Time of the Tudors: Henry VIII – Part Two

On this episode of A Brief History historian Christine Morgan continues the story of Henry VIII from Episode #156.

London in the Time of the Tudors was written by well-respected 19th century historian , Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901).

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Episode 161: Elizabeth I & Her Circle

Steph is joined by Professor Susan Doran To discuss those closest to Queen Elizabeth I. Professor Doran is a brilliant historian who shares her vast knowledge of the Tudors with us today. If you love Queen Bess this episode is for you!

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The Reputation of the Duchess of Somerset

On this episode I welcome Susan Higginbotham to discuss the reputation of Anne Stanhope – wife of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector. Anne’s behavior has always left a bad taste in my mouth, and that is why I’ve asked Susan here today to dispel any myths and to help us learn who the real Anne Stanhope was.

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Hands-On History: Tudor Manor House

Heather is joined by Brigitte Webster, Experimental Food Historian to discuss what it’s like to run (and own) a Tudor manor home. Brigitte and her husband also run The Tudor and 17th Century Experience:

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Episode 158: Edward II with Kathryn Warner

Edward II is one the most talked about kings of England, but not for his bravery or his great accomplishments. Instead we have been told for centuries that it was a ‘red-hot poker’ that was his end. 

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Kateryn Parr with Dr. Linda Porter

As a queen consort of England, Kateryn Parr’s history is often overshadowed by the events that allegedly occurred between her husband and Lady Elizabeth. The Victorian historians didn’t help her reputation either. Agnes Strickland’s Lives of the Queens of England depicts Parr as having an ‘unrivaled skill as a nurse‘. 

Today I am joined by Dr. Linda Porter to get a feel for the real Kateryn Parr. Dr. Porter responds to many of the myths about Parr, as well as interesting stories about her life.

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