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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 >

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    Hatton: Elizabeth I's Favourite?

    Hatton: Elizabeth I's Favourite?

    In the cut-throat world of the Elizabethan court, Sir Christopher Hatton became one of Elizabeth I’s favourites. After catching her eye in 1561, Hatton was quickly promoted to the Privy Council, making a significant impact on Elizabeth’s complex religious policy. Yet Hatton has often been overshadowed by such Tudor heavyweights as Dudley, Cecil and Walsingham.
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb finds out more from Dr. Neil Younger about Hatton’s rise from minor gentry to the Queen’s closest aide, and addresses the burning question: were Elizabeth and Hatton lovers?
    This episode was edited by Joseph Knight and produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 41 min
    Batavia: The Worst Shipwreck in History

    Batavia: The Worst Shipwreck in History

    In 1628, a Dutch East India flagship called Batavia set sail from the Netherlands, never to reach her destination. Eight months into the voyage, the ship was wrecked on coral reef off the western coast of Australia. What then befell her surviving crew and passengers was horrifying and tragic. It has been described as “one of the worst horror stories in maritime history.” 
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to author Jess Kidd. Her recent novel about Batavia, The Night Ship - based on her extensive research of sources and archives - has been named a Sunday Times’ Best Historical Fiction Book of the Year. 
    This episode was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 26 min
    Swords in Elizabethan England

    Swords in Elizabethan England

    In Elizabethan England, swords were everywhere. Hanging on girdles, used in plays and depicted in paintings, they were an important marker of status and martial prowess. Swordplay was a popular martial art and pastime enjoyed by all rungs of Tudor society. But what would these swords have looked like? And how did Elizabethan gentlemen fight with them? 
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Jacob H. Deacon, a doctoral student at the University of Leeds. Together they discuss the origins of swordplay and it’s relation to fencing, how it was regulated and performed by the mysterious Masters of Defence and, most importantly, how to distinguish your rapier from your backsword. 
    This episode was edited by Joseph Knight and produced by Rob Weinberg 
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    • 37 min
    Demonic Possession in 17th-Century Canada

    Demonic Possession in 17th-Century Canada

    When strange signs appeared in the sky over Quebec in 1660, the French settlers started to worry about evil forces in their midst. Then, a teenaged servant called Barbe Hallay started to act as if she were possessed by demons. She accused a local miller of bewitching her and, the following year, he was imprisoned and executed. Priests and nuns tried to drive the demons away - but in the end it was something else that worked.
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Dr. Mairi Cowan, author of The Possession of Barbe Hallay: Diabolical Arts and Daily Life in Early Canada, a fascinating account of a case of demonic possession in early modern North America.
    This episode was edited by Anisha Deva and produced by Rob Weinberg.
    The subject of this podcast was suggested by listener Mike Old, a descendent of Barbe Hallay. If you have an idea for an episode, please send it via our Twitter feed @NotJustTudors or by email to notjustthetudors@historyhit.com.
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    • 57 min
    Nonsuch: Henry VIII's Lost Palace

    Nonsuch: Henry VIII's Lost Palace

    In April 1538 - to celebrate the birth of Prince Edward and the 30th anniversary of his reign - King Henry VIII began work on a royal palace in Surrey, designed to be unequalled as a celebration of the power and the grandeur of the Tudor dynasty: Nonsuch Palace.
    Henry spared no expense on the estate, spending nine years and £7.4 million in today’s money on its construction. But less than 150 years later, the palace had been demolished by a mistress of King Charles II to pay off her debts.
    It wasn’t until the summer of 1959 that Nonsuch Palace was excavated, by a team led by Professor Martin Biddle CBE. He joins Professor Suzannah Lipscomb in this episode of Not Just the Tudors, to talk about what they discovered about one of the great wonders of the Early Modern world.
    This episode was edited by Thomas Ntinas and produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 39 min
    How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe

    How Indigenous Americans Discovered Europe

    We have long been taught that modern global history began when the 'Old World' encountered the 'New', when Christopher Columbus 'discovered' America in 1492. But, in a groundbreaking new book, Dr. Caroline Dodds Pennock conclusively shows that for tens of thousands of Aztecs, Maya, Totonacs, Inuit and others - enslaved people, diplomats, explorers, servants, traders - the reverse was true: they discovered Europe. 
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Dr. Dodds Pennock about a story of abduction, loss, cultural appropriation, and, as indigenous peoples saw it, of apocalypse. 
    This episode was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
245 Ratings

245 Ratings

Sharryn ,

Brilliant and informative

Professor Lipscombe is incredibly knowledgeable and asks questions that delve deep and provide great insight of the topic discussed. I love that historians share their knowledge and barriers to finding the truth. Thank you Professor Lipscombe! I absolutely love your Podcast!

DSPISSED ,

But, still, mostly the Tudors

So much going on in the sixteenth century, all over the world, but alas this pod focuses almost solely on the wee little island in the north and it’s tiny monarchs.

lpk@itunes ,

Informative and well presented.

Prof Lipscombe is learned and skilled presenter supported by the very professional History Hit group.. She often has different guests in this space and while the rather overdone tudors (overdone by everyone) are often featured she chooses a broad range of themes.

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