Wife of an Executed King: Henrietta Maria (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 addition, I’ll be narrating a story about the court of Queen Elizabeth, and we’ll have a special mini-series on Queen Mary I.

Today we look at the fantastic story of Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I, with historian Leanda de Lisle.

Credits:

Host: Rebecca Larson

Guest: Leanda de Lisle

Edited by: Rebecca Larson

Voice Over: David Black

Music: Ketsa, Alexander Nakarada, and Winnie the Moog

Rumors and Gossip: The Princes in the Tower – Part Two

Lacey Bonar Hull returns with a two-part episode on the princes in the Tower. For the first time on this show we have all three experts here to discuss and debate this hot topic. Dr Nicola Tallis, (Margaret Beaufort) Matthew Lewis (Richard III) and Nathen Amin (Henry VII) on history’s best whodunnit! 

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Hands-On History: Performing Tudor Music

The music of the Tudors lends a hint into the personality and character of its composer. Henry VIII was known as quite the musician, and Anne Boleyn was said to have the voice of a siren. On this HoH, Heather chats with Jay Britton, founder of The Tudor Songbook – a classically trained soprano with a passion for Tudor History. 

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In Search of a Kingdom

Steph returns for Ask the Expert with guest Lauren Bergreen to discuss the topic of his new book, In Search of a Kingdom. This book is: 

an exploration narrative of Queen Elizabeth’s favorite pirate, Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas changed the course of history—as a pirate raiding Spanish galleons, as the first explorer to successfully circumnavigate the globe, and as a naval hero who defeated the Spanish Armada and reshaped the global order.

Laurence is an award-winning biographer, historian, and chronicler of exploration.

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Rumors and Gossip: The Princes in the Tower – Part One

Lacey Bonar Hull returns with a two-part episode on the princes in the Tower. For the first time on this show we have all three experts here to discuss and debate this hot topic. Dr Nicola Tallis, (Margaret Beaufort) Matthew Lewis (Richard III) and Nathen Amin (Henry VII) on history’s best whodunnit! 

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I Want to be Queen

Christine Morgan joins us for her final installment on the Starz series, Becoming Elizabeth. This episode, the last in the series, takes a deep look at what we saw, what it meant, and what we can hope for in the future. Christine’s theater experience has given a perspective on the series you couldn’t find anywhere else. We are so grateful she offered to do it.

We hope you enjoyed this journey through time with us because we enjoyed engaging with you and sharing our thoughts on the show.

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Sister of a Queen, and Wife of a Tudor: Catherine Woodville

Elizabeth Woodville left her mark on history as queen consort of King Edward IV. Her sister Catherine, on the other hand, became a figure in the shadows. In this Ask the Expert, Steph chats with historian and author Susan Higginbotham, about a figure you may not know much about, but you should. Catherine Woodville. Sister of a queen, wife of a Tudor, mother of treason – you won’t want to miss her story.

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Her Duty As A Princess

After a week off from Becoming Elizabeth, we were all ready for Episode 7. Christine joins us again this week and gives us the ins and out of what we watched. Strap in for a wild ride through history!

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The Sisters Boleyn: Mary and Anne

While it’s been some time since this episode first aired, the drama surrounding the Boleyn sisters has not changed. Take a listen to historian Christine Morgan and I revisit a chat about two women who have captivated our imaginations for centuries – The Sisters Boleyn.

From the May 2019 archives.

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