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Weekly podcast, British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics, available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. Meet famous and infamous characters, walk with playwrights and peasants, and wander through castles and cathedrals. New episodes every Wednesday. Have a question about British history, something you’ve always wanted to know? Just ask! Let’s explore history together.

British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics Carol Ann Lloyd

    • History
    • 4.5 • 89 Ratings

Weekly podcast, British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics, available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you find your podcasts. Meet famous and infamous characters, walk with playwrights and peasants, and wander through castles and cathedrals. New episodes every Wednesday. Have a question about British history, something you’ve always wanted to know? Just ask! Let’s explore history together.

    Celebrating 400 Years of Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies (ep 146)

    Celebrating 400 Years of Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies (ep 146)

    Shakespeare's First Folio, the first publication of "all" the works of Shakespeare, compiled by his friends and printed for all of us is 400 years old this year! Shakespeare is everywhere, from the stage to the street to a cruise to an airplane! 

    Show Notes:

    Carol Ann Lloyd
    www.carolannlloyd.com
    @shakeuphistory
    patreon.com/carolannlloyd

    Here are some of the things I referenced (and other Shakespeare sources):
    Folger Shakespeare Library, www.folger.edu
    Shakespeare Documented, www.shakeseparedocumented.folger.edu
    Shakespeare Theatre Company, www.shakespearetheatre.org
    Royal Shakespeare Company, www.rsc.org.uk
    Guildford Shakespeare Company, www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk

    Creative Director: Lindsey Lindstrom
    Music: History by Andy_Grey via Audio Jungle, Music Broadcast License
    Let's shake up history together!
    @shakeuphistory

    • 29 min
    Women at the Royal Court with Gemma Hollman (ep 145)

    Women at the Royal Court with Gemma Hollman (ep 145)

    Gemma Hollmann joins us to share how Edward III's reign was shaped by the two women in his life: his queen Philippa of Hainault and his mistress was Alice Perrers. They were at the very center of the royal court.

    Show Notes:

    Carol Ann Lloyd
    www.carolannlloyd.com
    @shakeuphistory
    patreon.com/carolannlloyd

    Gemma Hollman
    www.justhistoryposts.com
    @GemmaHAuthor and @JustHistoryPosts
    Books: The Queen and The Mistress: The Women of Edward III (Pegasus Books) and Royal Witches: Witchcraft and Nobility in 15th Century England (Pegasus Books).

    Creative Director: Lindsey Lindstrom
    Music: History by Andy_Grey via Audio Jungle, Music Broadcast License


    Let's shake up history together!
    @shakeuphistory

    • 43 min
    Beginning the Year with Dynastic Beginnings (ep 144)

    Beginning the Year with Dynastic Beginnings (ep 144)

    For the start of 2023, let's take a quick look at the beginnings of the English and then British royal dynasties. How did the royals shift from one dynasty to the next, and why does that matter? It's all about beginnings to begin our year together!

    Carol Ann Lloyd
    www.carolannlloyd.com
    @shakeuphistory
    patreon.com/carolannlloyd

    Creative Director: Lindsey Lindstrom
    Music: History by Andy_Grey via Audio Jungle, Music Broadcast License
    Let's shake up history together!
    @shakeuphistory

    • 20 min
    Looking Back at Top Moments of 2022! (ep 143)

    Looking Back at Top Moments of 2022! (ep 143)

    What a year! It seems that 2022 had more than its fair share of highs, such as the Platinum Jubilee, to lows, such as the death of HM the Queen. Join me for a look back at this extraordinary year in British history.

    Show Notes:

    Carol Ann Lloyd
    www.carolannlloyd.com
    @shakeuphistory
    patreon.com/carolannlloyd

    Books mentioned (no particular order!)
    The House of Dudley, by Joanne Paul
    Blood, Fire, and Gold: The Story of Elizabteh I and Catherine de Medici, by Estelle Paranque
    The Siege of Loyalty House, by Jessie Childs
    Crown and Sceptre (US edition), by Tracy Borman
    Femina, by Janina Ramirez
    Tudor England: A History, by Lucy Wooding
    The Tudors: Passion, Power, and Politics, by Charlotte Bolland
    The Restless Reputlic, by Anna Keay
    Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman, by Lucy Worsley
    Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship, by Linda Collins and Siobhan Clarke

    Creative Director: Lindsey Lindstrom
    Music: History by Andy_Grey via Audio Jungle, Music Broadcast License
    Let's shake up history together!
    @shakeuphistory

    • 28 min
    Tracy Borman Rings Out 2022: The Year of Queen and King (ep 142)

    Tracy Borman Rings Out 2022: The Year of Queen and King (ep 142)

    Dr. Tracy Borman joins us at the end of 2022 to give us context on the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and her passing, and why this year will be so significant in royal history.

    Carol Ann Lloyd
    www.carolannlloyd.com
    @shakeuphistory
    patreon.com/carolannlloyd

    tracyborman.co.uk
    Be sure to check out the Events page!
    @tracyborman on Twitter
    @tracy.borman on Instagram
    Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II (Hodder & Stoughton); recently updated to include the accession of Charles III

    Creative Director: Lindsey Lindstrom
    Music: History by Andy_Grey via Audio Jungle, Music Broadcast License
    Let's shake up history together!
    @shakeuphistory

    • 44 min
    Happy Holidays with Tudors in Love Featuring Sarah Gristwood (ep 141)

    Happy Holidays with Tudors in Love Featuring Sarah Gristwood (ep 141)

    Sarah Gristwood's high acclaimed The Tudors in Love is finally available in the US--just in time for the holidays! Sarah graciously joins us to discuss how the Tudors took courtly love to new highs (and lows).

    Carol Ann Lloyd
    www.carolannlloyd.com
    @shakeuphistory
    patreon.com/carolannlloyd

    Sarah Gristhood
    www.sarahgristwood.com
    @sarahgristwood
    The Tudors in Love (now available in the US!)
    Elizabeth II: The Queen and the Crown
    Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth Century Europe
    Blood Sisters: The Women of the Wars of the Roses
    Elizabeth and Leicester
    Arbella: England's Lost Queen
    AND MANY MORE!

    Creative Director: Lindsey Lindstrom
    Music: History by Andy_Grey via Audio Jungle, Music Broadcast License
    Let's shake up history together!
    @shakeuphistory

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Ginagina Smith ,

The Met

Thanks for the your!

Kaz_US ,

Such a delight!

I found this by accident but have thoroughly enjoyed going through the previous episodes. Really enjoy the host

Angel Rigsby ,

One of the Best!!

Oddly enough, I have only recently discovered the joys of listening to podcasts. I just never had thought much about them. In the last few months, I’ve been looking up my favorite subjects - and I discovered this podcast ! Love it! Carol gives the listener a really thorough history lesson—she does his homework!! And I absolutely love the topics! She puts a lot of thought and tons of great historical facts in these podcasts! I’m hooked!

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