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.

Then historian and author Heather Darsie joins us again for Ask the Expert. Today’s topic is Katherine of Aragon (and her family), and we ask Heather the questions you submitted on social media. You’re really going to enjoy this one as Heather once again shatters our idea of what actually happened between the sheets with Katherine and Arthur Tudor.

Lastly, Steph joins us again to share with you the story of the amazing Bess of Hardwick – you won’t want to miss this episode….listen in segments if you need to, but be sure to listen to it all.

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Episode 101: Howards, Seymours and Sir William Sharington

Welcome to episode 101! This episode we have Dr Kirsten Claiden-Yardley here to chat about the Howard family, but in particular the 2nd Duke of Norfolk. Then, team member Steph asks me about the Seymour family in this installment of Ask the Expert. That’s where I answer your social media supplied questions about my favorite family. Lastly, Steph steps in and also handles A Brief History this episode – you won’t even notice it’s not me.A special thanks to Steph, by the way…this episode would not have been possible without her help getting it here. Started a new job two weeks ago and have little time to do podcast stuff while I’m still training. Steph has been a life saver, so please give her some love!

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Interview with Author and Historian, Nicola Tallis

On this episode of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast I welcome one of my favorite authors – Nicola Tallis. Nicola and I talk about Lady Jane Grey, Lettice Knollys and Margaret Beaufort. Three amazing woman from our favorite dynasty.

I’ll put Nicola on the spot about Margaret being responsible for the princes in the Tower, and whether she had been pushing her son to the throne all along. She’ll tell us what amazing things we will find out about Margaret from this new research. 

Be sure to stick around to find out what she has in common with Dan Jones.

 Find Nicola on social media :

Twitter: @NicolaTallis

Instagram: @historian_nicola

Facebook: @NicolaTallisHistorian

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Written by: Rebecca Larson

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Nicola Tallis

Produced by: Rebecca Larson

Imaging by: Troy Larson

Music Credits: 

Music from https://filmmusic.io

“Folk Round” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) 

A Brief History: Margaret Douglas with Rosie Parent

A Brief History is a supplement episode of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast. On this episode I welcome a fellow podcaster, Rosie Parent, host of the History, Eh? podcast. I love that name so much! 

Today, Rosie’s subject  is Margaret Douglas. You might know Margaret best as the daughter of Henry VIII’s eldest sister, or maybe as the mother of Lord Darnley…but as usual,  I’m going to let someone who has done more research on her life do the talking…and with that I’d like to welcome Rosie to the show….

Link to see the Devonshire Manuscript mentioned in my post on TudorsDynasty.com –  http://www.tudorsdynasty.com/mary-howards-poetry-book/ 

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Written by: Rebecca Larson

Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Rosie Parent (History, Eh? Podcast)

Produced by: Rebecca Larson

Imaging by: Troy Larson

Music Credits: 

Music from https://filmmusic.io

“Folk Round” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)

License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)