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Renaissance England was a bustling and exciting place...new religion! break with rome! wars with Scotland! And France! And Spain! The birth of the modern world! In this twice-monthly podcast I'll explore one aspect of life in 16th century England that will give you a deeper understanding of this most exciting time.

Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors Heather Teysko

    • History
    • 4.8 • 30 Ratings

Renaissance England was a bustling and exciting place...new religion! break with rome! wars with Scotland! And France! And Spain! The birth of the modern world! In this twice-monthly podcast I'll explore one aspect of life in 16th century England that will give you a deeper understanding of this most exciting time.

    Episode 166: A Map and the People Who Studied It

    Episode 166: A Map and the People Who Studied It

    In this episode we look at a 1544 map of the world drawn by Sebastian Cabot, and the people who studied and copied it. Show notes will go up at englandcast.com/map. Thank you for listening!
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    • 25 min
    Episode 165: A Tudor Easter

    Episode 165: A Tudor Easter

    It's time to talk about Easter! How did the Tudors celebrate? What of their celebrations have stayed with us today? This is a short and sweet springtime episode.
     
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    • 18 min
    Supplemental: James Peacock on Anne Boleyn

    Supplemental: James Peacock on Anne Boleyn

    This is a chat from the 2019 Tudor Summit where James Peacock, of the Anne Boleyn Society, discusses Anne and her legacy. Read the transcript and learn more at englandcast.com/jamespeacock.
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    • 39 min
    Episode 164: The Strange and Sad Story of Agnes Bowker and her

    Episode 164: The Strange and Sad Story of Agnes Bowker and her

    Note: This show comes with a trigger warning for predatory behavior. In 1559 Agnes Bowker gave birth to a cat. That's where the investigation starts, and in this episode we look at this strange and sad story, and what it says about life in the margins of Elizabethan England, unwanted pregnancies,. Show notes with book resources will be up at englandcast.com/
     
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    • 25 min
    Supplemental: Tracy Borman on Private Lives

    Supplemental: Tracy Borman on Private Lives

    Going through and releasing all the piles of interviews I have taking up space on a dropbox folder - I'm going to let them take up space in your podcast feed now. Basically, because they're all awesome, and deserve wider listenership :) Here, historian Tracy Borman talks about the Private Lives of the Tudors (also the name of her book - convenient, that). Enjoy!
     
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    • 40 min
    Episode 163: Women Pirates

    Episode 163: Women Pirates

    In this episode we look at a few stories of Elizabethan women who sailed the seas for booty and adventure!
    Show notes at englandcast.com/womenpirates
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

sarahkmakesart ,

Great Podcast!

Listened to the episode about King James I and witchcraft for a project and it was super helpful. Very interesting to listen to and also really informative!

Chris R-B ,

Fascinating, diligent and creative approach to Tudor history

Heather has an exceptional ability to distill complex historical movements into fascinating, themed episodes that deal with so many aspects that may be overlooked by traditional historians. Her work emphasizes not only the “what” of history but the “why”. I especially love the episodes about the “margins” of society: e.g. What was the role of people of colour in Tudor society (much more significant than I had assumed), how did women exercise their power, etc. I highly recommend these episodes to anyone interested in learning something new, or approaching an old interest from a new angle.

hannahanina ,

Great Podcast

I really enjoy all the episodes Heather puts out. They are well-researched, clearly explained, and offer different perspectives on topics that have often been misrepresented in pop culture. Her enthusiasm for this era and it's people is contagious - I never knew I loved Tudor history before now!

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