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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.

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.

    Episode 142: A Deep Dive into 1527

    Episode 142: A Deep Dive into 1527

    About ten years ago I read One Summer by Bill Bryson, which chronicled the summer of 1927 in America. I absolutely adore Bill Bryson anyway, and this book didn't disappoint. I wanted to do something similar on this show, showcasing one year in Tudor England. Just a spotlight on one eventful year. I chose 1527 because it was 400 years before Bill Bryson's book, and also it was the year that Henry's Great Matter began, so there was a lot to talk about.


    You can get full show notes, sources, etc., at englandcast.com/1527.
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    • 27 min
    Episode 141: Thomas Elyot and the Book The Governor

    Episode 141: Thomas Elyot and the Book The Governor

    In 1531 at the height of Henry VIII's Great Matter, Thomas Elyot, who was a humanist and scholar wrote a small political science book disguised as a treatise on education, extolling the virtues of wise counsellors who would speak truth to power. In this episode we look at Elyot, and The Governor, and talk political science.


    Get show notes at englandcast.com/elyot


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    • 21 min
    Episode 139: Bad (Tudor) Romance

    Episode 139: Bad (Tudor) Romance

    It's a day to celebrate love, and romance, and all that mushy stuff. And the 16th century has its share of great love stories (fun fact: the wedding vows that we use today - to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, etc - are from Cranmer's Book of Common Prayer, and were inspired by his own secret marriage). But what about the romances that went sour? They may have started off full of hope, but then it all backfired. In this episode we take a look at a couple of Bad Tudor Romances.


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    • 17 min
    Episode 138: Arks and Floods and Prophesy, Oh My!

    Episode 138: Arks and Floods and Prophesy, Oh My!

    In 1524 Europe was convinced the world was ending. A prophesy foretold of a giant flood. 20,000 people fled London for higher ground. We discuss.


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    • 20 min
    Episode 137: Tudor London - the Northern Suburbs

    Episode 137: Tudor London - the Northern Suburbs

    In this episode we continue our journey around Tudor London, this time venturing out of the city proper to the suburbs around the east and north - Hackney, Islington, Hampstead and Highgate with a walk on the Heath to boot! Is the Queen of the Icini who led a rebellion against the Romans buried on Hampstead Heath? You'll have to listen to find out :)


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    • 17 min
    Episode 136: Tudor London - Westminster, the Stand, and London Gates

    Episode 136: Tudor London - Westminster, the Stand, and London Gates

    In this episode we continue the journey around Tudor London by walking around the city gates, the walk along the Strand to Westminster, and a little bit on Westminster itself. You can get show notes at englandcast.com/Westminster.


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Customer Reviews

mbenji87 ,

Fun, insightful, and creative

This is a great, topical, engaging podcast by a woman who truly loves the subject matter she portrays. If you’re curious to know more about the history or culture of the Tudor period, you’ll definitely enjoy Heather’s podcast. Check it out!

LBWSC ,

My favorite podcast.

Each topic is so interesting. I learn something new each episode. Heather is such a great storyteller; she is relatable and not stuffy. Her voice is also soothing!

Calamity West ,

Why the music?

Literally one of my top three favorite podcasts - but why the continual music during the more recent episode? Very distracting.

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