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Renaissance England was a bustling and exciting place...new religion! break with rome! wars with Scotland! And France! And Spain! The birth of the modern world! In this twice-monthly podcast I'll explore one aspect of life in 16th century England that will give you a deeper understanding of this most exciting time.
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors Heather Teysko

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Renaissance England was a bustling and exciting place...new religion! break with rome! wars with Scotland! And France! And Spain! The birth of the modern world! In this twice-monthly podcast I'll explore one aspect of life in 16th century England that will give you a deeper understanding of this most exciting time.
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    Episode 175: Smoking and Tobacco

    Episode 175: Smoking and Tobacco

    trigger warning: Smoking and Tobacco use.
    Soon after Columbus came back from his voyage to the West Indies, a sailor in Spain lit a pipe. And thus began tobacco's storied history in Europe. Within 150 years schoolboys at Eton were beaten if they didn't have their morning tobacco. How did one weed become such a huge part of society? Let's discuss.
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    • 24 min
    Episode 174: William Byrd and the Gradualia

    Episode 174: William Byrd and the Gradualia

    This episode is all about William Byrd, a Catholic who wrote for a Protestant, wrote illegal masses, and somehow survived to publish his great work, The Gradualia, even after James became king.
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    • 26 min
    Episode 173: Taking the Waters

    Episode 173: Taking the Waters

    Remember in a previous episode about Tudor bathrooms we talked about the medieval spa experience where you could have a meal and a bath at the same time in the bath houses all around Southwark? Then Henry VIII closed them all, and baths went out of fashion. But then during Elizabeth's time people begin to travel to spas like Buxton to "take the waters," and bang, the English holiday was born! Plus, foreign policy.
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    • 20 min
    Episode 172: The Music of the Spheres

    Episode 172: The Music of the Spheres

    In this episode we look at Music Therapy from a Tudor perspective, diving into the idea of the music of the spheres, and also tying in string theory. Because really, it's all related.
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    • 23 min
    Episode 171: Signs and Omens

    Episode 171: Signs and Omens

    Have you ever wondered whether something that happened to you was a "sign" that you should make a particular choice? Well, you're not alone. Our Tudor friends wondered this too, and made up lots of reasons why events like lightning and earthquakes happened. Let's discuss. Show notes will be up soon at englandacst.com/signs
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    • 18 min
    Episode 170: A Year in the Life - 1561

    Episode 170: A Year in the Life - 1561

    1561 was a pretty big year. Lightning struck. Mary Queen of Scots was headed back to Scotland. And Elizabeth's love life was a mess. We discuss it all in this episode. Show notes will be up at englandcast.com/1561 asap. Thanks so much for your support and listenership!
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    • 38 min

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