This Week in Royal History: March 12-18

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this episode of This Week in Royal History will exclusively highlight remarkable women.

During this special month, we will not only recognize the birthdays and commemorate the deaths of these women but also delve into their inspiring life stories and significant contributions to history. Get ready to learn about some truly amazing figures.

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Iconography of Mary I (Queen Series)

Ph.D. candidate Peter Stiffel makes a highly-anticipated return to the show, delving into the captivating world of Mary I’s iconography with the brilliant Heather Darsie as host. Building on his insightful earlier episode with Johanna Strong, Peter brings a wealth of new insights and intriguing tidbits to the table, courtesy of Heather’s expert line of questioning. Brace yourself for an enriching and enlightening discussion!

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Courting Scandal: The Royal Household & Jane Boleyn

Jane Boleyn, sister-in-law of Queen Anne Boleyn and wife of George Boleyn, found herself embroiled in the dangerous politics of the Tudor court. Following the execution of George and Anne for treason in 1536, Jane managed to navigate the treacherous world of Tudor politics and maintain a position in each successive queen’s household. However, her association with Katheryn Howard ultimately led to her downfall, and she was executed alongside the queen in 1542. Jane’s story is a cautionary tale about the perils of power and ambition in the Tudor court.

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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, 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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