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Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks about everything from the Aztecs to witches, Velázquez to Shakespeare, Mughal India to the Mayflower. Not, in other words, just the Tudors, but most definitely also the Tudors.
Each episode Suzannah is joined by historians and experts to reveal incredible stories about one of the most fascinating periods in history.  You can also subscribe to our Tudor Tuesday newsletter, here >

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Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks about everything from the Aztecs to witches, Velázquez to Shakespeare, Mughal India to the Mayflower. Not, in other words, just the Tudors, but most definitely also the Tudors.
Each episode Suzannah is joined by historians and experts to reveal incredible stories about one of the most fascinating periods in history.  You can also subscribe to our Tudor Tuesday newsletter, here >

    The Death of Henry VIII

    The Death of Henry VIII

    475 years ago, on 28 January 1547, King Henry VIII died at the age of 55. Just hours before his passing, his last will and testament had been read, stamped, and sealed. Historians have disagreed ever since about its authenticity and validity, and the circumstances of its creation, making Henry's will one of English history's most contested documents,

    In this explainer episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb offers her own illuminating interpretation of
    the aftermath of Henry VIII's death, the mystery of his will and how misplaced trust can undermine the best-laid plans of a powerful monarch.

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    • 38 min
    Henry VIII and the Sport of Jousting

    Henry VIII and the Sport of Jousting

    In the world of King Henry VIII, the paramount place to demonstrate physical strength and manly courage was the joust - and Henry excelled at it.

    In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to historian Dr. Emma Levitt to find out more about what jousting was, why Henry liked it so much, how it was scored, what it cost - and the culture of honour, manhood and physical chivalry that it embodied.

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    • 43 min
    Kate Mosse: The Art of Writing Historical Fiction

    Kate Mosse: The Art of Writing Historical Fiction

    Kate Mosse is the multimillion-selling author of the Languedoc Trilogy - Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel. With her new novel The City of Tears, the second in her series The Burning Chambers, just out in paperback, she tells the story of a family’s fight to stay together and survive against the backdrop of the French Wars of Religion and the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572.

    In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Kate Mosse about how she goes about writing historical fiction, researching the events of the past, imagining the characters who lived through them and, most particularly, conjuring up the places she finds inspiring - but as they used to be.

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    • 48 min
    Cardinal Wolsey: His Rise and Fall

    Cardinal Wolsey: His Rise and Fall

    No advisor was more important to King Henry VIII than Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. He captured Henry's attention with his brilliance and became his most trusted confidant. But when the King wished to divorce Catherine of Aragon, not even the eloquent Wolsey could convince the Pope to agree.

    In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Wolsey's biographer Professor Glenn Richardson about the man who was responsible for building Henry VIII's reputation as England's most impressive king but ended up being accused of treason.

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    • 51 min
    Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots: Rival Queens

    Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots: Rival Queens

    Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots were cousins who never met - but their fates were intertwined. As their nations were engulfed in religious turmoil and civil wars raged on the continent, these two powerful women struggled for control of the British Isles.

    In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb goes to the British Library in London to meet curator Andrea Clarke and visit a stunning exhibition on the rival Queens, which uses original documents and extraordinary objects to show how paranoia turned sisterly affection to suspicion.

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    • 41 min
    1492: The Year the Spanish Monarchy Changed the World

    1492: The Year the Spanish Monarchy Changed the World

    2022 marks the 530th anniversary of 1492 - the year in which Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille ended centuries of Muslim rule in Spain, expelled the country's Jews, and signed a contract with one Christopher Columbus who set set sail to find the Indies - and the rest is history.

    In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Isabella's biographer Giles Tremlett about her and Ferdinand's pursuit of piety, purity and power and their role in the momentous events of 1492.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

Dws Lloyd ,

Fantastic

These are wonderfully formatted and extremely educational podcasts on a period that I did study many many years ago, so this podcast more than helps remind me what I’d forgotten (or just didn’t know in the first place!).

sez126523 ,

My fav podcast

Love the varied and extensive topics. Looking forward to all the exciting content to come in 2022.

Dizzyoz ,

Writing true crime

This episode is fantastic. The guest Denise Mina is so thoughtful in her understanding of both the present and the past.

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