49 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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    • 4.4 • 56 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

    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
    The role of Henry VIII's court with Glenn Richardson   

    The role of Henry VIII's court with Glenn Richardson   

    In this episode historian Glenn Richardson explores losing your head at Henry VIII's court, by contextualising how the court operated as the machinery of monarchy.

    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

4.4 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

girlgoneglobal ,

Enjoy the longer discussions and lectures

And dip into the shorter pieces (although interested enough to wish they were longer).

Prefer the pure ‘history’ pieces to other discussions but that’s my personal preference. Most interested in focus on Tudor and Hanover periods. Enjoyable, accessible and for the most part really interesting.

Certainly helped pass the lockdown - hope there’s more.

Jillhazeljill ,

so pleased I found this podcast

What an interesting look at history, so enjoyable, thank you!

Moonlitvioletta ,

Eavesdropping on history

Susannah Lipscomb, Lucy Worsley, Hilary Mantel aka the Muses of History (amongst other famed historians) ravish the ear with stories insightful, profane and utterly gossip worthy, all which took place in our glorious historic palaces. This is certainly the best & most exciting of historical podcasts.

Any fussy-knickers rattling on about sound quality really ought to get their priorities straight - the sound is fine, the content superb.

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