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/)

Fourth Anniversary: Best of Show (June-December 2019)

**Attention: This episode may not be appropriate for young listeners.**

February is right around the corner, and so marks the 4th anniversary of the podcast. What better time for me to say thank you, than to play some of my favorite interviews and funniest moments. 

This week’s supplemental episode is a ‘Best Of’ episode from the previous six months, or so. I had a lot of fun interviewing all the amazing guests this season and wanted to share some of my favorite stuff with you.

Special thanks to: Dan Jones, Tracy Borman, Leanda de Lisle, Nicola Tallis, Margaret George and Gareth Russell.

My apologies to Dan Jones for only included the funny bits.

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Written by: Rebecca Larson   

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson, Dan Jones, Tracy Borman, Leanda de Lisle, Nicola Tallis, Margaret George and Gareth Russell  

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. Joanne Paul on Sir Thomas More

My guest today is author and historian Dr Joanne Paul. She is an award-winning historian and Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Sussex, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Today, Joanne and I will discuss Sir Thomas More.

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: Rebecca D, Kimberly F, Sandra Jean, Jill T, Grace, Sharon M, Barbara B, Mindy R, Jennifer C and Vivianne A – 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

Thomas More, according to Erasmus, was A Man for All Seasons. In this episode you’ll learn about his upbringing, his education, his wives and their children, as well as what happened to his head after his execution….so let’s get to it…. (click play!)

Follow Joanne on Twitter: @Joanne_Paul_

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

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/author/joanne-paul/1657662

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Joanne-Paul/e/B07GPQXDLK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

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Written by: Rebecca LarsonVoiced by: Rebecca Larson & Dr. Joanne Paul

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/)

A Brief History: Acton Court with Dr Sarah Morris

On this supplemental episode of the podcast I invite Dr Sarah Morris, The Tudor Travel Guide to discuss Acton Court – ‘A beautifully conserved Tudor House built for the pleasure of Henry VIII’.

If you can, I recommend you look at the images from the Acton Court website: https://www.actoncourt.com/ while listening. Then go check out Sarah’s website and follow her on social media. She has some wonderful videos on YouTube as well!

Find Sarah Morris:

TheTudorTravelGuide.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetudortravelguide/

Twitter: @TheTTGuide

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/drsam70

I don’t normally thank new patrons on the supplemental episodes because I consider them separate from my normal episodes, but I want to thank these wonderful people who became patrons since January 2nd (last episode):

Rebecca D

Kimberly F

Sandra Jean K

Jill T

Grace

Sharon M

Barbara B

Mindy R

and

Vivianne A

Thomas Cromwell with Author Caroline Angus

For years you have been asking me to do a podcast about Thomas Cromwell. Even though I had read quite a bit about his life, I had never felt like I could do his story the justice it deserved. Today is the day.

My guest today is author Caroline Angus. Caroline is one of the leading authorities on Thomas Cromwell. Her research on him has been so extensive that she has published a trilogy called The Queenmaker Series. Today, Caroline will help us better understand Thomas Cromwell.

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 during the break: Hanane S and Melissa A – thank you so much for your support – your support and the support of all my patrons who have meant the world to me. It’s support like yours that encourages me to keep you entertained and informed. At the beginning of the next season (September 2020), I will be changing the layout of my show. I want to continue with interviews but I also want to go back to my roots and talk about one subject. I also want to add other segments. Keeping in mind that the overall show length with be longer… what other things would you like me to inform you of or entertain you with? This day in history? Book recommendations? Other ideas? My patrons will be allowed to vote on what they’d like to see added, and then I’ll do just that. Actually sounds like a wonderful challenge and I can’t wait to see what happens. 

If you’d like to cast your vote and aren’t a patron? Well, you can go to patreon.com/tudorsdynasty and click become a patron…then go cast your vote! You, along with all my other patrons have the opportunity to control one of the segments of my show in 2020. A full list of patrons can be found at tudorsdynastypodcast.com 

Painted as an evil-mastermind, Thomas Cromwell’s reputation, like Thomas Seymour’s has not done them any favors. Yet, authors like Hilary Mantel have returned him to his human form. Thomas Cromwell, the man. Let’s chat with Caroline Angus about the man, the myth, the legend….Thomas Cromwell. 

carolineangusbaker.com  

Twitter: @Writer_Caroline

Instagram: @Writer_Caroline

Barnes & Noble: https://www.amazon.com/Caroline-Angus-Baker/e/B006RD56EO?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_7&qid=1577917977&sr=1-7

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Written by: Rebecca Larson

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Caroline Angus

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/)

Supplemental Episode: Choral Music by Transept

What screams the holidays like beautiful choral music!? Thankfully Dr Timothy J Campbell the director of Transept has allow me to use his music for this episode.

Transept is a vocal ensemble of elite professional consort singers and select local musicians based in Sioux Falls, SD.

Their founder and artistic director is Dr. Timothy J. Campbell, also an Assistant Prof. of Music at the University of South Dakota.

Find all their music at Transept.org or on YouTube 

Songs included in this episode:

If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis (Tudor)

A song from Anne Boleyn’s song book (Tudor)

Alma Redemptoris Palestrina (Track 8 from Venetian Glory)

Jubilae Deo Grabrieli (Track 12 from Venetian Glory)

Kyrie Palestrina (Track 3 from Cathedral Masterpiece)

Libera Nos – John Shephard (Track 7 from Cathedral Masterpiece)

O Bone Jesu – Robert Parsons (Tudor)

Interview with Author and Historian Gareth Russell

As the fifth wife of Henry VIII, Katheryn Howard’s story is always told in one of two ways, either she was sexually promiscuous and uneducated, or that she was naive and tragic. On the episode today my guest will show us who the real Katheryn Howard was.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.Today, my guest is author and historian, Gareth Russell. Gareth has written several books including Young and Damned and Fair – The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII, as well as his new release, a topic that also interests many of us – The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era. We will talk about both – but be sure to stick around to the end to hear what he answers to fun questions are! 

Find Gareth Online:

Facebook: @garethrussellhistorian

Intagram: _garethrussell

Twitter: @garethrussell1

Young and Damned and Fair on Amazon

The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era 

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Written by: Rebecca Larson

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Gareth Russell

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/)

Interview with Author and Historian, Nicola Tallis

On this episode of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast I welcome one of my favorite authors – Nicola Tallis. Nicola and I talk about Lady Jane Grey, Lettice Knollys and Margaret Beaufort. Three amazing woman from our favorite dynasty.

I’ll put Nicola on the spot about Margaret being responsible for the princes in the Tower, and whether she had been pushing her son to the throne all along. She’ll tell us what amazing things we will find out about Margaret from this new research. 

Be sure to stick around to find out what she has in common with Dan Jones.

 Find Nicola on social media :

Twitter: @NicolaTallis

Instagram: @historian_nicola

Facebook: @NicolaTallisHistorian

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Written by: Rebecca Larson

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Nicola Tallis

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/)