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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 147: The Tudor Home - the Kitchen

    Episode 147: The Tudor Home - the Kitchen

    Looking through the rooms of the home from the 16th century - this episode looks at the history of how the kitchen changed during the 16th century. From chimneys to ovens, new technology offered new ways of cooking and preparing food, and changed the way people interacted with the kitchen. Show notes will be up at englandcast.com/kitchen. Also, I'm going to start doing outtakes at the end. Because they're fun.


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    • 19 min
    Episode 146: British History, Tudor Style

    Episode 146: British History, Tudor Style

    In this episode I look at how the Tudors saw their own island's history. Bear with me through the admin - it's been a while since I did a big housekeeping. Then we look at how Brutus of Troy, monastic libraries, and 5th century travel guides to Scandinavia are all related. Show notes up at Englandcast.com/history.


    Other links of interest: The 2021 Tudor Planner Crowdfunding campaign is live until June 28. Reserve your copy here:
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/publishing-the-2021-tudor-planner/x/176575


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    Episode 145: Madrigals for May

    Episode 145: Madrigals for May

    In this episode, I play some favorite Elizabethan Madrigals for May. I didn't want to violate any copyright laws here, so I only play 30 second snippets - for the full playlist go to englandcast.com/madrigals.


    I hope this can be your soundtrack for spring!


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    • 15 min
    Episode 144: Frost Fairs on the Froze

    Episode 144: Frost Fairs on the Froze

    If you're experiencing summer weather like I am, thinking about the cold winter seems a world away. But this week we're going to head back to January (you know, a simpler time before pandemics and social distancing) and talk about the times when the Thames would freeze, and life would move to the frozen open space. Show notes will be up at englandcast.com/frost


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    • 15 min
    Episode 143: The Great Debasement

    Episode 143: The Great Debasement

    In the 1540's Henry VIII began what economists have called the greatest monetary treason ever committed against citizens. What was this con job? The Great Debasement, when coins went from containing about 92% silver to less than 30%. More money to make war on France! And Ireland! Only not. It backfired. Royally and majestically.
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    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.


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328 Ratings

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Great history podcast!

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Lovely podcast!

I love Heather’s style of approachability and relating our history to the present and to humanity overall. Her passion and interest in the subject matter is contagious. It’s obvious she really enjoys sharing stories and insights and connecting with her audience. I’d recommend her podcast to anyone who enjoys Tudor history!

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