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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.

Not Just the Tudors History Hit

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    • 4.7 • 1.3K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Shogun: The Real First English Samurai

    Shogun: The Real First English Samurai

    The acclaimed TV series Shogun, now screening on Disney+, is based on true events. Its main character John Blackthorne is modelled on William Adams, the English pilot of a Dutch ship that arrived on Japanese shores in 1600 with a handful of survivors.
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors - suggested by listener Lucy Canning - Professor Suzannah Lipscomb finds out more about the real history behind Shogun with Giles Milton, best-selling author of Samurai William: The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan.
    This episode was edited by Ella Blaxill produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 31 min
    Shardlake and its Creator C.J. Sansom

    Shardlake and its Creator C.J. Sansom

    Fans of historical fiction and crime novels have been saddened to learn of the recent death of the award-winning, best-selling author C.J. Sansom, just days before the release of Shardlake - the TV series based on his Tudor barrister detective novels.
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb pays tribute to a fine author, and a fine fictional creation with the writer and journalist Antonia Senior. 
    This episode was edited by Ella Blaxill produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 36 min
    Forbidden Desire in Early Modern Europe

    Forbidden Desire in Early Modern Europe

    **This episode contains conversation about sexual behaviour**
    In early modern Europe, acting upon same-sex desires was forbidden. We only know of many of the cases because of records of criminal trials. But the evidence of the past does not suggest that we can easily find a straightforward match for modern concepts of homosexuality.
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Sir Noel Malcolm, whose acclaimed new book Forbidden Desire in Early Modern Europe, demonstrates that the practice of sexuality not only varies across time but, in early modern Europe, it varied across geography. 
    This episode was edited by Ella Blaxill and produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 51 min
    Walter Raleigh’s Quest for El Dorado

    Walter Raleigh’s Quest for El Dorado

    Sir Walter Raleigh remains one of the most famous men of the Elizabethan era. He was a true Renaissance man - a statesman, soldier, writer, explorer and a favourite of Queen Elizabeth I.  In 1594, Raleigh heard about the legendary golden city of El Dorado and, the following year, explored what is now Guyana and eastern Venezuela in search of it.  In his account of the expedition, Raleigh made exaggerated claims as to what had been discovered, contributing to the enduring El Dorado legend, and his own celebrity. 
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, first released in May 2022, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to writer and historian Mathew Lyons about Raleigh, his dream of finding El Dorado, and the epic scale of his failure.
    This episode was produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 25 min
    From Tudor to Stuart: Regime Change

    From Tudor to Stuart: Regime Change

    In 1603, Queen Elizabeth I died and King James VI of Scotland, became King James I of England.  Elizabeth was a hard act to follow for the Scottish newcomer who faced a host of problems in his first years as king: not only the legacy of his predecessor but also unrest in Ireland, serious questions about his legitimacy on the English throne, and even plots to remove him. 
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors - recorded in front of a live audience at the Gloucester History Festival - Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Professor Susan Doran, about how, contrary to traditional assumptions, James's accession was by no means a smooth one.
    This episode was produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 43 min
    Diving Tudor Shipwrecks

    Diving Tudor Shipwrecks

    In the 16th and 17th centuries, sailing was a tool of warfare and empire, of conquest and discovery, of trade and travel. But vessels were often lost or wrecked in heavy storms or on unfamiliar routes, through attack and piracy. Many such shipwrecks are still being found. 
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Dr. David Gibbins, maritime archaeologist and author of A History of the World in 12 Shipwrecks. His work as a diver has taken him across the globe, investigating some of history’s most fascinating wrecks.
    This episode was edited by Ella Blaxill produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Stelsbells2 ,

Superior history podcast

This is a new podcast that I found and now reach for it every time I have spare time - gardening/cleaning etc. I am learning so much and so many interesting topics.

Bebopdelux1 ,

Love This Podcast

I first found this podcast when I was looking for something new to listen to a few years ago. I was searching for something educational and informative. This podcast certainly fits the bill, at least for me.

Susannah is good at setting the scene at the start of each episode and asks intelligent questions which help to keep the discussion flowing. She is ably assisted by her guests, who are clearly very knowledgeable.

I like that the subjects covered are varied and not confined to a specific historical era. History wasn’t taught like this when I was at school.

Personally, I have learned a lot from listening.

It is fascinating to me to see how events that happened a long time ago still have an influence on the world today.

Almost 3 years in and still listening. Worth a try to see what you think.

cesera42 ,

Interesting

I love this podcast and many of the topics discussed are incredibly interesting. However I find some episodes unlistenable due to the sound quality of some of the interviewees, which can be really annoying when they are discussing a cool topic.

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