Episode 118: Arbella Stuart with Leanda de Lisle

Welcome to Episode 118! On this episode, Steph is joined by Leanda de Lisle who answers your questions on Arbella Stuart. We learn all about the secret marriage with William Seymour and Leanda wished for me to let you know that she misspoke when she said William was the son of Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford and Catherine Grey. William was their grandson.

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Episode 117: Margaret Tudor with Dr. Linda Porter

Welcome back! On this episode of Ask the Expert we chat with historian and author Dr. Linda Porter and ask her YOUR questions about Margaret Tudor. It’s a great episode and you are guaranteed to learn something about Margaret that you did not already know.

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Episode 115: Henry VIII, Margaret of Anjou, and Wicked Women

This episode historian Heather R. Darsie returns to discuss two important topics from the time of Henry VIII – money and the plague. These subjects are important that all Tudor fanatics must learn about.

Then on Ask the Expert, Joanna Armann joins us to answer YOUR questions on Margaret of Anjou.

Lastly, on A Brief History I tell you about a few Wicked Tudor women.

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Episode 113: Shakespeare, Amy Robsart, and Anne Boleyn

On this episode I speak with investigative journalist and author, Michael Blanding. Michael and I chat about his new book North by Shakespeare, and the journey he took with Shakespeare sleuth, Dennis McCarthy, to tell the story of Sir Thomas North (1535 – c. 1604). Then, on Ask the Expert (ATE), International best-selling author Nicola Cornick returns to answer YOUR questions on Amy Robsart. Lastly, on A Brief History (ABH), I talk about Anne Boleyn

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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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