50 episodes

This podcast is a collection of recorded talks and lectures given by curators and experts at our palaces. It explores how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

For more information on Historic Royal Palaces visit hrp.org.uk

Historic Royal Palaces Podcast Historic Royal Palaces

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    • 4.3 • 27 Ratings

This podcast is a collection of recorded talks and lectures given by curators and experts at our palaces. It explores how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

For more information on Historic Royal Palaces visit hrp.org.uk

    Black Tudors with Miranda Kaufmann and Michael Ohajuru

    Black Tudors with Miranda Kaufmann and Michael Ohajuru

    In this talk art historian Michael Ohajuru and historian Miranda Kaufmann talk about their research into Black Tudors in England during the 16th century.

    To find out more about Miranda’s book Black Tudors: The Untold Story visit: www.mirandakaufmann.com/black-tudors

    For more on The John Blanke Project visit: www.johnblanke.com

    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

    • 57 min
    The Tower of London's Jewish history    

    The Tower of London's Jewish history    

    The Tower of London has an intriguing yet relatively unknown Jewish history. This series compiled from our archive reveals some fascinating stories from the Tower’s shared past with the Jewish community.

    In this talk our panel explore the role the Tower of London has played in Jewish history from 1066 to the modern day.

    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

    • 55 min
    Coinage and the expulsion of the Jews

    Coinage and the expulsion of the Jews

    The Tower of London has an intriguing yet relatively unknown Jewish history. This series compiled from our archive reveals some fascinating stories from the Tower’s shared past with the Jewish community.

    This episode explores 13th-century coinage, the Jewish community’s status as money lenders, and the events that culminated in their tragic expulsion from England.

    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The dangers of Tudor life   

    The dangers of Tudor life   

    In this intriguing talk, historian Steven Gunn explores accidents in Tudor life and uncovers some of the worrying dangers people encountered living during the era.

    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

    • 53 min
    Anne Boleyn: life in the shadow of the Tower

    Anne Boleyn: life in the shadow of the Tower

    In this talk, historians Lauren Mackay, Susannah Lipscombe and George Bernard explore the life of Anne Boleyn and her relationship with the Tower of London.

    • 59 min
    Contextualising Henry VIII with Steven Gunn  

    Contextualising Henry VIII with Steven Gunn  

    In this episode historian Steven Gunn concludes our series of talks on Henry VIII by taking a step back and allowing us to understand the wider social and political context of Henry VIII's reign

    In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.

    These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

CanadianRG ,

Great topics, strange audio quality

I love these podcast topics - I studied British history, and particularly re-enactments of women at Hampton Court Palace. It’s fantastic to be able to listen to top curators from these palaces, with their insights and knowledge about these particular places and the people who inhabited them. Thank you!

However - please record in a professional studio! This most recent episode is so echo-y, and I know sometimes they are done on site but as audio, it’s terrible. Makes it difficult to listen to sometimes which is not wanted!

Bovary2 ,

Wonderful!

Lucy Worsley’s lectures are truly entertaining and informative. She has a way of bringing history to life. I only wish I had had a teacher like her to make history a vivid, living subject.

As well, Hilary Mantel’s examination of Henry VIII’s personality is insightful and illuminating. She’s like the Sherlock Holmes of the Tudor court!

NatalieA05 ,

Longer lectures please!

I love this podcast because I love listening to historical lectures. I'm also a huge fan of Lucy Worsely. I just wish that some of the lectures could be longer. The latest podcast was only 8 minutes long.

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