Episode 143: Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

On this episode of A Brief History we look at the life of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. 

Surrey was a 16th century version of a rock star, with parties, woman, poetry, fights and jail time. 

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Episode 141: William Caxton, the Printing Press, and Edward IV

We know that Edward IV had a rather large library of books. On this episode the wonderful Danie Burton joins us to discuss Edward IV’s introduction to printed books, when the printing press was brought to England, and the man who brought it.

Imagine a world where books had to be written by hand. While it guaranteed beautiful craftmanship it was not accessible to all. The printing press introduced a world to medieval England that many could not have imagined.

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Episode 139: Fashion in the Tudor & Stuart Dynasties

On this Ask the Expert, Steph chats with Dr. Sarah Bendall on the fashion in the 1500s and 1600s. Enjoy the listener questions from this episode because we cover a bit of everything and you’re going to love it!

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Episode 136: Medical Downfall of the Tudors

Health and healthcare in the 21st century does not compare to that of the 16th century. On this episode Sylvia Barbara Soberton explains to us some of the issues that our favorite Tudors experienced. Steph asks Sylvia the questions YOU submitted!

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Episode 129: Tudors and Habsburgs with Heather R. Darsie

On this episode Rebecca chats with historian Heather R. Darsie about the relationship with the Tudors and the Habsburgs to get a better understanding of who the Holy Roman Emperor was, how he got the title and reach of his empire. Get a better grasp on what was happening in the world of the Tudors by checking out this episode. Did you know Henry VIII tried to make a play to be emperor!?

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Episode 128: A Brief History – Elizabeth Woodville

Here is a brief history on the life of Elizabeth Woodville, the queen consort of King Edward IV and daughter of Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Sir Richard Woodville. She had quite the turbulent life and as you’ll discover from this episode she was was an extraordinary woman.

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Bonus Episode: Rebecca’s Mailbag

This bonus episode of the podcast will be called Rebecca’s Mailbag, and it’s a way for me to answer the questions that listeners have submitted through my website. Have a question? Go to tudorsdynasty.com and in the menu select ‘Submit a Question’ and I’ll endeavor to answer it for you.

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