On this episode Rebecca chats with historian Heather R. Darsie about the relationship with the Tudors and the Habsburgs to get a better understanding of who the Holy Roman Emperor was, how he got the title and reach of his empire. Get a better grasp on what was happening in the world of the Tudors by checking out this episode. Did you know Henry VIII tried to make a play to be emperor!?Read More
Here is a brief history on the life of Elizabeth Woodville, the queen consort of King Edward IV and daughter of Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Sir Richard Woodville. She had quite the turbulent life and as you’ll discover from this episode she was was an extraordinary woman.Read More
This bonus episode of the podcast will be called Rebecca’s Mailbag, and it’s a way for me to answer the questions that listeners have submitted through my website. Have a question? Go to tudorsdynasty.com and in the menu select ‘Submit a Question’ and I’ll endeavor to answer it for you.Read More
Welcome to Episode 121 – I’m so excited to share this episode with you because Steph was able to line up one of my personal favorites historians (and I’m quite jealous), Chris Skidmore. I know Chris from his amazing biography on Edward VI, but today he’ll be answering YOUR questions on Richard III, Henry VII and the Battle of Bosworth (among other things). Stick around for the entire episode because we got the exclusive on his next book!Read More
Welcome to Episode 119! On this off-season episode, Steph asks author and historian Mary S. Lovell YOUR questions on Bess of Hardwick. This is a great follow-up episode to our last one, Arbella Stuart. Get ready to learn all about Bess of Hardwick.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More