Rumors and Gossip: The Princes in the Tower – Part Two

Lacey Bonar Hull returns with a two-part episode on the princes in the Tower. For the first time on this show we have all three experts here to discuss and debate this hot topic. Dr Nicola Tallis, (Margaret Beaufort) Matthew Lewis (Richard III) and Nathen Amin (Henry VII) on history’s best whodunnit! 

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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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I Want to be Queen

Christine Morgan joins us for her final installment on the Starz series, Becoming Elizabeth. This episode, the last in the series, takes a deep look at what we saw, what it meant, and what we can hope for in the future. Christine’s theater experience has given a perspective on the series you couldn’t find anywhere else. We are so grateful she offered to do it.

We hope you enjoyed this journey through time with us because we enjoyed engaging with you and sharing our thoughts on the show.

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Her Duty As A Princess

After a week off from Becoming Elizabeth, we were all ready for Episode 7. Christine joins us again this week and gives us the ins and out of what we watched. Strap in for a wild ride through history!

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Oh Shoot, Politics are Important

This week Christine is out with “the plague”, but like the rockstar that she is, found the energy to write down her thoughts. To guest host for Christine this week we have a wonderful friend of the show and fellow podcaster. You may or may not already know her from her show, Queens Podcast – Katy is here! 

So here is Christine’s recap of episode 5 of Starz’s Becoming Elizabeth.

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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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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 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 141: William Caxton, the Printing Press, and Edward IV

We know that Edward IV had a rather large library of books. On this episode the wonderful Danie Burton joins us to discuss Edward IV’s introduction to printed books, when the printing press was brought to England, and the man who brought it.

Imagine a world where books had to be written by hand. While it guaranteed beautiful craftmanship it was not accessible to all. The printing press introduced a world to medieval England that many could not have imagined.

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