Episode 96: Mapperton Estates, Anne of Cleves, and a Murderer

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).

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The Other Lady: Jane Seymour (Supplemental)

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!

Written by: Rebecca Larson

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Matthew Lewis

Produced by: Rebecca Larson

Imaging by: Troy Larson

Music Credits: Music from https://filmmusic.io“Folk Round” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Tower Warden on Anne Boleyn

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!

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Professor Suzannah Lipscomb on Tudor Life and Henry VIII

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.

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Historian Dr. Estelle Paranque on Queen Elizabeth I

*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.

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Tudor Medicine with Historian Seamus O’Caellaigh

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.

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The Queen’s Sisters: The Lives of the Sisters of Elizabeth Woodville with Sarah J Hodder

 Excerpt from Amazon.com:

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.

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Nicola Cornick on Henry VIII, Mary Seymour and Amy Robsart

I’m Rebecca Larson, host of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast and owner of TudorsDynasty.com. Telling the stories of those who lived centuries before us is what I enjoy doing most.  Whether it be a show on one subject or an interview with an author/historian, I’ll bring you the tales of 16th century England.

Nicola Cornick is an international bestselling and award-winning historical novelist who has written more than 30 books. 

In this episode Nicola and I chat about Henry VIII and his wives, as well as the subjects of her two Tudor era books, little Mary Seymour and the Amy Robsart. 

It was quite fun to get to know Nicola better and I realized how much we have in common.

Before I get started today, I need to take a minute to thank the folks who became new patrons since the last episode: Monica and Nanci P- thank you so much for your support – your support and the support of all my patrons who have meant the world to me. A full list of patrons can be found at tudorsdynastypodcast.com

Nicola’s website: https://www.nicolacornick.co.uk/

Twitter: @NicolaCornick 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicola.cornick/

Nicola referenced, Kenilworth by Walter Scott. Read for free: https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=50IXAAAAYAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA5

Amazon: 

The Phantom Tree 

Book Depository:

Both books available 

Dr. Linda Porter on Three Tudor Queens & Two Stuart Kings

On today’s show, Dr Linda Porter and I discuss Queen Mary I, Kateryn Parr, Mary, Queen of Scots, Charles I and his children as well as the many mistresses and illegitimate children of Charles II. If you think the Tudors are fascinating then you’ll love to learn about the Stuarts as well!

I’m Rebecca Larson, host of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast and owner of TudorsDynasty.com. Telling the stories of those who lived centuries before us is what I enjoy doing most.  Whether it be a show on one subject or an interview with an author/historian, I’ll bring you the tales of 16th century England.

Before I get started today, I need to take a minute to thank the folks who became new patrons since the last episode: Sam F, Andrea, Fiona O., Krystalyn W, Leslie F, Elanora G, Lisa B, Michaela Z and Bonnie J- thank you so much for your support – your support and the support of all my patrons who have meant the world to me. A full list of patrons can be found at tudorsdynastypodcast.com 

My guest today is Dr Linda Porter, historian and author of nearly five books:

Mary Tudor – The First Queen

Katherine the Quene – The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr

Crown of Thistles – The Fatal Inheritance of Mary, Queen of Scots

Royal Renegades – The Children of Charles I and the English Civil Wars

And next: Mistresses – Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II 

Follow Linda on Twitter:  @DrLindaPorter1 

Official Website:   http://lindaporter.net/ 

Amazon:    https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Porter/e/B001IR1J04?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1582493913&sr=8-1  

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Written by: Rebecca Larson

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Dr. Linda Porter

Produced by: Rebecca Larson

Imaging by: Troy Larson

Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io“Folk Round” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Dr. Wendy J. Dunn on Katherine of Aragon

On this episode I speak with Australian author and historian, Dr. Wendy J. Dunn. Wendy is the author of three absolutely amazing Tudor novels. We talk about the central characters in each: Anne Boleyn, Thomas Wyatt, Catherine Carey and Katherine of Aragon.

Wendy also discusses what the writing process was like for her, as well as how she handled rejection. 

We discuss Katherine of Aragon’s early years before arriving in England as her time with Arthur. Somehow I got her to answer the ‘did they or didn’t they question’.

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Follow Wendy on Twitter:  @wendyjdunn

 Official Website:  https://www.wendyjdunn.com/ 

Amazon:   https://www.amazon.com/Wendy-J-Dunn/e/B004FRTZFA/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 

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Written by: Rebecca Larson

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Dr. Wendy J Dunn

Produced by: Rebecca Larson

Imaging by: Troy Larson

Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io

“Folk Round” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)