The King’s Mistress: Bessie Blount

On this #AtE Steph is joined by Elizabeth Norton, author of Bessie Blount: Mistress to Henry VIII , to discuss the intriguing life of one of Henry VIII’s favorite mistresses. This episode will open your mind to a Bessie we seldom hear about.

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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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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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Rumors and Gossip at Tudor Court: Anne and George Boleyn

In this second episode of our special mini-series, Lacey Bonar Hull chats with Kate McCaffrey about the rumors and gossip surrounding the siblings Boleyn – Anne and George. 

This episode is also available on video via Spotify or YouTube.

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London in the Time of the Tudors: Henry VIII – Part Three

On this episode of A Brief History historian Christine Morgan continues the story of Henry VIII from Episode #162. Don’t worry, we’re getting near the end of his story and then we move on to the fascinating reign of Edward VI!

London in the Time of the Tudors was written by well-respected 19th century historian , Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901).

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Voiced by: Christine Morgan
Written by: Sir Walter Besant
Edited by: Rebecca Larson
Voice Over: David Black
Music: Ketsa, Alexander Nakarada, and Winnie the Moog via FilmMusic.it, used by EXTENDED license.

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 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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