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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 Rose 40: The Raising of the Mary Rose

    Mary Rose 40: The Raising of the Mary Rose

    Forty years ago on 11 October 1982, after 437 years under water, Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose, was raised from the seabed of the Solent. But how was such a remarkable feat achieved? How did they go about conserving a Tudor warship and the many objects which were on board? And what has been learned about the people who went down with her?
    In the second part of Not Just the Tudors’ mini-series to mark the 40th anniversary of the raising of the Mary Rose, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is in Portsmouth to find out more from Dr. Alexandra Hildred - who was part of the team that excavated the Mary Rose; Professor Eleanor Schofield, the Deputy Chief Executive at the Mary Rose Trust; and Hannah Matthews, a Curator and osteoarchaeologist who has been closely examining the Mary Rose’s human remains.
    The Senior Producer was Elena Guthrie. It was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 49 min
    Remembering Hilary Mantel

    Remembering Hilary Mantel

    Dame Hilary Mantel died on 22 September 2022 at the age of 70. Her acclaimed Wolf Hall trilogy - which brought the life of Thomas Cromwell so vividly to life - has sold more than five million copies worldwide. She won the Booker Prize twice - for Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies.
    In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb and History Hit's Dan Snow pay tribute to one of the greatest English-language novelists of our century.
    The Senior Producer was Elena Guthrie. It was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 26 min
    Mary Rose 40: The Sinking of the Mary Rose

    Mary Rose 40: The Sinking of the Mary Rose

    Exactly forty years ago, in a groundbreaking and spectacular piece of marine conservation that captured the imagination of the world, the Mary Rose was raised from the seabed. The warship, commissioned by Henry VIII in 1511, sank on 19 July 1545 during an encounter between French and English fleets in the Solent, between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Perhaps up to 500 men were on board, only 34 survived.
    In the first of three specials marking the 40th anniversary of the raising of the Mary Rose, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb travels to Portsmouth to find out why the Mary Rose sank. She's joined by Dr. Dominic Fontana, Retired Senior Lecturer in Geography formerly at the University of Portsmouth, and Dr. Alexandra Hildred, Head of Research and Curator of Ordnance and Human Remains at the Mary Rose Trust.
    The Senior Producer was Elena Guthrie. It was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 43 min
    Slavery and the Royal African Company

    Slavery and the Royal African Company

    The Royal African Company was set up in 1660 - by the ruling Stuart family and City of London merchants - to exploit gold fields up the Gambia River. But it soon developed into a brutal and sustained slave trader, shipping more enslaved Africans to the Americas than any other company.
    In today’s Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Professor William Pettigrew, whose research into the Royal African Company grounds the slave trade in politics and not economic forces.
    The Senior Producer was Elena Guthrie. It was edited by Anisha Deva and produced by Rob Weinberg.
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    • 34 min
    The Other Howard Women

    The Other Howard Women

    We tend to associate the word ‘dynasty’ with men. But in sixteenth century England, women played a no less important role in these influential families. Among the most powerful were the Howards, which produced two Queens - Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard - as well as numerous women who made their own significant contribution to Tudor life.  
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Dr. Nicola Clark. Her research - putting women centre-stage - is leading to a new understanding of the complexity of the early modern dynasty. 
    The Senior Producer was Elena Guthrie. It was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 44 min
    Magellan 500: The Man Who Sailed the World

    Magellan 500: The Man Who Sailed the World

    Exactly 500 years ago, a small band of sailors completed the first ever circumnavigation of the globe, launched by Ferdinand Magellan.  From the armada of five ships and some 270 men that set out, only one ship and 18 men returned. Magellan was not among them, and if he had been, he would hardly have received a hero’s welcome.
    In this episode of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb marks the anniversary with Magellan’s award-winning biographer Laurence Bergreen. Together they consider Magellan the man and how his voyage changed the world’s ideas about cosmology and geography.
    The Senior Producer was Elena Guthrie. It was edited and produced by Rob Weinberg. 
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
939 Ratings

939 Ratings

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addictive

I am literally binging the episodes one after the other 🤓
Amazing from beginning to end.

Ninetailors ,

Splendid presentation and intriguing material

Thankyou for exploring such a wide range of early modern material - mainstream and niche. Very good in themselves and whets the appetite for further study.

Graciegrace101 ,

Excellent Podcast

Love this interesting and informative podcast. The passion from Prof Lipscombe for her subject is palpable and infectious, she really helps to bring every discussion to life. And really pleased that she has so many women contributors, so refreshing to hear voices with a different perspective. My favourite podcast.

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