Episode 152: A Time Traveler’s Guide with Ian Mortimer

Most of us know him best from his wonderfully informative “A Time Traveler’s Guide” series, and today we are fortunate enough to have him on to answer YOUR questions on life from 1400-1700. The intent was to discuss inside the home, but as you’ll soon discover he will teach you much more!

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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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Episode 102: Wars of the Roses, Katherine of Aragon and Bess of Hardwick

The Wars of the Roses, or the Cousins Wars, were one of the most deadly and tumultuous times in English history, resulting in the death of many nobles. Today, Rachael Dickzen and I talk about some of the key players of the time: Henry VI, Edward IV, the Kingmaker, and Richard, Duke of York. We also discuss the women of the Wars of the Roses, including Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou. We take a look at the family tree of Edward III and how that affected history, and we also touch base on sanctuary and quick executions.

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