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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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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