86 episodes

This podcast is a collection of recorded talks and lectures given by curators and experts at our palaces. It explores how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

For more information on Historic Royal Palaces visit hrp.org.uk

Historic Royal Palaces Podcast Historic Royal Palaces

    • History
    • 4.7 • 243 Ratings

This podcast is a collection of recorded talks and lectures given by curators and experts at our palaces. It explores how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

For more information on Historic Royal Palaces visit hrp.org.uk

    Victorian science and seance

    Victorian science and seance

    The Victorian era is defined by great leaps in cultural, technological and scientific innovations. In this series compiled from our archive we explore the fast moving world of Queen Victoria.
    This talk from historian Dr Chris Renwick delves into the mysterious world of Victorian séance, the craze for the supernatural, and its connection to contemporary science.
     

    • 45 min
    The history of food writing

    The history of food writing

    In this two-part series compiled from our archives we explore the history of food and dining across our palaces.
    In this second episode, food historian Pen Vogler explains the art of describing culinary delights and disasters, and discusses the origins of food writing.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 55 min
    The Georgian dinner table with Annie Gray

    The Georgian dinner table with Annie Gray

    In this two-part series from our archives, we explore the history of food and dining across our palaces.       
    For this episode, join food historian Dr Annie Gray as she delves into the delights of the Georgian dinner table.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 45 min
    Isaac Newton and the Tower of London

    Isaac Newton and the Tower of London

    In this talk writer Thomas Levenson discovers the surprising and unknown history of Isaac Newton as Warden of the Mint at the Tower of London.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 59 min
    Understanding Richard III

    Understanding Richard III

    In this second talk on Richard III, historian Michael Hicks contextualises the life and character of King Richard III.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 32 min
    Discovering Richard III

    Discovering Richard III

    In the first of two talks on Richard III, leading archaeologist Dr Richard Buckley tells his story of the amazing discovery of Richard III in a car park in the city of Leicester, England.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
243 Ratings

243 Ratings

lhiliard ,

The Best British History Podcast

The speakers make you feel like you are traveling back in time and visiting the period and location being described.
The content is full of interesting and new information. Most of the speakers talk clearly at at the perfect pace to listen to.
Definitely makes me want to visit every palace they tell us about.

Dtown0121 ,

Excellent.

When I saw these podcasts included- the Palaces; Dr Worsley and Dr Lipscomb I could not hit “save” and “favorites” fast enough! Best lectures around. Thank you!

kbrimer13 ,

Easily digestible segments

I enjoy the longer lectures but I also appreciate the shorter segments.
The longer lectures are more coherent with one presenter and one topic. The shorter segments seem to be divided by speaker, usually discussing the same topic. I prefer this format when there is panel discussion. If I want more, I just listen to more than one segment at a time.

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