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Too often when we think about the history of a country we think only of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Medieval and Early Modern England, seen through the lives of its queens

Queens of England Podcast James Boulton

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 66 Ratings

Too often when we think about the history of a country we think only of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Medieval and Early Modern England, seen through the lives of its queens

    The First First Ladies of Rome

    The First First Ladies of Rome

    The first episode of my new show, The Other Half. If you like what you hear, find the show on iTunes or your podcatcher of choice and SUBSCRIBE!
     
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    • 29 min
    68 - Seasons Two and Three Wrap-Up: The Tudor and Stuart Queens

    68 - Seasons Two and Three Wrap-Up: The Tudor and Stuart Queens

    We round up the Tudor and Stuart Queens, and see how they match up against their Mediaeval forebears.
     
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    • 26 min
    Introducing The Other Half

    Introducing The Other Half

    In 2018, I have a new show for you!
     
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    • 6 min
    67 - Mary of Modena (3): The Queen over the Water

    67 - Mary of Modena (3): The Queen over the Water

    In the face of invasion, Mary fled with her son to France with her husband close behind. It was deja-vu for the Stuart dynasty, but could they regain the crown for a second time?
     
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    • 35 min
    66 - Mary of Modena (2): The Warming-Pan Baby

    66 - Mary of Modena (2): The Warming-Pan Baby

    In June 1688, Mary gave birth to a son. Or did she?


    Enquiry of the Princess of Orange into the Birth of the Prince of Wales
     
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    • 27 min
    65 - Mary of Modena (1): The Always Expecting Duchess

    65 - Mary of Modena (1): The Always Expecting Duchess

    A Catholic wife of a Catholic king in a virulently Protestant country, things were always going to be hard for England's first Italian queen.
     
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

joosul ,

Sooo interesting!

Love history and learning so much in a fun way! Thank you!
Found this in lockdown and absolutely addicted! Such great research and delivered very well. Highly recommend!

i❤️shmoo ,

I’m new but loving it!

That’s the basic outcome of this review. I discovered this podcast around 8 hours ago, and am thoroughly loving it. I was looking for a podcast on Anne Boleyn, my favourite queen, when I discovered the episodes on this podcast on her. I immediately fell in love, and downloaded all the episodes. I have spent the rest of the day listening to these, and have enjoyed it especially since I’m a history geek and also was introduced to my passion for history by a Horrible Histories book, even tho I’m a teenager.

girlgoneglobal ,

Just what I was looking for!

Interesting, well-researched and told and focusing on those women who do deserve to have their stories told (and about time!).

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