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Join us as we time travel back through history, exploring the lives and stories of ladies of the past, from the everyday to the extraordinary, imagining what it might have been like to be them.

The Exploress Podcast Kate J. Armstrong

    • History
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Join us as we time travel back through history, exploring the lives and stories of ladies of the past, from the everyday to the extraordinary, imagining what it might have been like to be them.

    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter I: Where Are We, Exactly?

    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter I: Where Are We, Exactly?

    Welcome to Season 3! Let's time travel back to Tudor England and explore your average lady's day. For show notes, including a transcript, images, and a list of my sources, visit my website. 

    • 13 min
    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter II: Rise and Shine

    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter II: Rise and Shine

    Last time, we got some context about where we're time traveling back to. Now we'll open our eyes on Tudor England and get going with our day.
    For show notes, including a transcript, images, and a list of my sources, visit my website. 

    • 15 min
    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter III: Of Godliness and Privies

    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter III: Of Godliness and Privies

    In Chapter 2, we got out of bed and explored our Tudor cottage a little. Now it's time to get right with God and find a place to have our morning pee. How are we going to the bathroom in Tudor England? And what're we doing about menstruation? Let's find out.
    For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles, while the choral music comes from The Tudor Consort. To find out more about Ruth Goodman and read all about her books, check out her website.

    • 11 min
    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter IV: Getting Clean

    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter IV: Getting Clean

    Before we get dressed in Tudor England, we've got some cleaning of our bodies to do. What DOES a Tudor lady smell like? Let's go traveling.
    For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles. To find out more about Ruth Goodman and read all about her books, check out her website.
     

    • 16 min
    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter V: Let's Get Dressed

    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter V: Let's Get Dressed

    What the Tudor woman wears, and particularly what type of fabrics, will depend a lot on her level of wealth and social station, but they're all wearing the same basic layers. Let's explore those layers, as well as other clothes-related gems: why we design our clothing to come in many pieces, the origin of the word 'spinster', and why we have such a large number of straight pins.
    For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles. To find out more about our guest Ruth Goodman, check out her website.

    • 23 min
    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter VI: A Woman's Work is Never Done

    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter VI: A Woman's Work is Never Done

    Women in Tudor England had a LOT to do on the day to day. Let's dive into what kinds of tasks she would typically be getting into, from cleaning to dairying, and making two huge staples of our diet: bread and ale.
    For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles. To find out more about our excellent guest Ruth Goodman, check out her website.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

CookieDaux ,

so unique and well made

The Exploress is one of a kind! What an interesting conceit for a show, and so well made. The production values are incredible. Kate you do a wonderful job I can't wait to hear all about my sisters lives through history!

Musofreak ,

Really interesting!

Very interesting, thank you for this!

Yoxzen ,

Fascinating and Well Researched

I am thoroughly enjoying this podcast. So we’ll researched, well put together and polished. If you want to learn a little bit more about women in history and their day to day lives, this is the podcast for you.

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