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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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    Mary, Queen of Scots: The Material Evidence

    Mary, Queen of Scots: The Material Evidence

    Mary, Queen of Scots wore red at her execution as a symbol of Catholic martyrdom. It was the climax of a life throughout which Mary used textiles to advance her political agenda, affirm her royal lineage and tell her story - from her lavish gowns to the subversive messages she embroidered in captivity for her supporters. 
    In this episode to mark the 480th anniversary of Mary’s birth on 8 December 1542, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to artist Clare Hunter - author of Embroidering Her Truth: Mary, Queen of Scots and the Language of Power - to discover more about Mary via the textiles of her life. 
    This episode was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 45 min
    Making Babies in the 17th Century

    Making Babies in the 17th Century

    Making babies was a mysterious process for people in early modern England. Their ideas about conception, pregnancy and childbirth tell us much about their attitudes towards gender and power at that time.
    In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, first released in September 2021, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Professor Mary Fissell. She has been delving into a wealth of popular sources - ballads, jokes, witchcraft pamphlets, prayer books and popular medical manuals - to produce the first account of how women's reproductive bodies were understood in the 17th century.
    This episode was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 45 min
    Huygens: Europe’s Greatest Scientist

    Huygens: Europe’s Greatest Scientist

    Christiaan Huygens was the greatest scientist working in the vital period between Galileo and Newton, as the scientific revolution gathered pace. He discovered Saturn’s ring, invented the accurate pendulum clock, and devised a wave theory of light far ahead of its time.
    In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to author Hugh Alderney-Williams to find out more about Huygens and why — more even than Newton — he can be called the father of modern science. 
    This episode was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 37 min
    Public Executions in London

    Public Executions in London

    For at least 700 years, presumed criminals were publicly executed in London. Such occasions were often gruesome, gory and very popular.
    A new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands explores this grisly history - who the recipients of capital punishment were, the places where they met their end and how they died, and the crimes that were punishable by death.
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb tours the exhibition with curator Tom Ardill.
    **WARNING: This episode contains graphic descriptions of executions**
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    • 35 min
    Fall of the Ming Dynasty

    Fall of the Ming Dynasty

    In 1627 Zhu Youjian, the Chongzhen Emperor, became the 17th - and what would turn out to be the last - Emperor of China’s Ming Dynasty. It had ruled a vast realm stretching 6.5 million square kilometres for 250 years.
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Professor Timothy Brook to discover more about Zhu Youjian’s remarkable life and startling death, and explore the nature of his power and how it collapsed.
    This episode was edited by Thomas Ntinas and produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 51 min
    Football and the Tudors

    Football and the Tudors

    Already in 2022 we have celebrated England’s Lionesses winning the Women’s European Championships, and this month you may well be waiting with bated breath to see how England’s men fare in the World Cup. Such anticipation, celebration — and sometimes commiseration — are nothing new in football. In fact, the beautiful game goes back centuries. But what else is there to know about early modern football?
    In today’s explainer episode, Professor Susannah Lipscomb takes us through the game: who played it, where it was played, and the rules people played by (or didn’t).
    This episode was edited by Aidan Lonergan and produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 22 min

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Engaging and impeccably presented history podcast.

Impeccable in its presentation. Engaging discussions. Every episode seems to merit a five-star review. As the title says, it goes well beyond the Tudors, making illuminating connections from around the world.

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