59 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

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    • 4.6 • 212 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

    Meet the Masters

    Meet the Masters

    Our palaces are home to many significant works of art. This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence. In this talk, a panel of experts considers the iconic work of the old masters on display at Hampton Court Palace.
    This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 50 min
    Charles I: Royal Collector  

    Charles I: Royal Collector  

    Our palaces are home to many significant works of art.  This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence.
    In this talk we explore the role of Charles I as a collector of masterpieces. As the first British monarch to collect art for art's sake, he lay the foundations of today's sumptuous Royal Collection.
    This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 11 min
    Yinka Shonibare: Empire and art       

    Yinka Shonibare: Empire and art       

    Our palaces are home to many significant works of art. This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence.
    This conversation with artist Yinka Shonibare explores how the Georgians have influenced modern art, and how Yinka's own work has explored ideas of race, class and the meaning of cultural and national definitions.
    This talk was originally recorded live at Kensington Palace in 2017.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 46 min
    Sacred music and the Reformation

    Sacred music and the Reformation

    The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power. 
    In this talk, Jeremy Summerly, Director of Music at St Peter's College Oxford, explores how Henry VIII used music to shape his own image and consolidate the reformation in England.        
    This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 28 min
    Recreating the past through performance

    Recreating the past through performance

    The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.
    This talk explores the role of modern performance at Hampton Court Palace, and how the past can be recreated through drama and live interpretation.
    This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 53 min
    Plays of Persuasion

    Plays of Persuasion

    The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.
    In this talk historian Thomas Betteridge examines how drama was used as a tool for persuasion and diplomacy at the Tudor court.
    This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.
    For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
212 Ratings

212 Ratings

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.

BlueBottleGirl ,

Some are too short

I love the podcast but these short snippets lasting only minutes won’t cut it. Am I to find the rest of the lecture somewhere else?

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