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    • 4.6, 139 Ratings

Sit back, relax and prepare to be transported back in time to the Tudor era.

    Tower Warden on Anne Boleyn

    Tower Warden on Anne Boleyn

    On this final episode of the 2019/2020 season, I welcomed back Tara Ball to discuss the execution and burial of Anne Boleyn. Tara is a Warden of the White Tower, and has a fascination with Anne Boleyn. Her occupation and passion are able to collide every day she goes to work.


     
    *Note: My regular season runs September-May. In the months of June, July and August I am preparing for the next season, BUT I may throw in some supplemental ones - so stayed tuned!


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    Please see my show notes including book links, maps and the guide to Anne's skeleton at TudorDynastyPodcast.com


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    Written by: Rebecca Larson


    Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Tara Ball


    Produced by: Rebecca Larson


    Imaging by: Troy Larson


    Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io"Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Historian Rebecca Larson Talks Thomas Seymour

    Historian Rebecca Larson Talks Thomas Seymour

    Welcome to the show - I’m Rebecca Larson, host of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast, and today’s episode is a bit different from previous episodes as this time I am the guest. I was recently asked by Rosie, the host of the History, eh? Podcast to come on and talk about Thomas Seymour - how could I refuse an invitation like that!? So...for those of you who have been following my journey with Thomas Seymour, I hope you enjoy this episode. 


     
    Please, please, check out Rosie's podcast. Search for "History, Eh?" available on most platforms.


     https://historyeh.com/2020/thomas-seymour-with-rebecca-larson/ 
     


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    Written by: Rebecca Larson


    Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Rosie Parent


    Produced by: Rebecca Larson


    Imaging by: Troy Larson


    Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io"Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Professor Suzannah Lipscomb on Tudor Life and Henry VIII

    Professor Suzannah Lipscomb on Tudor Life and Henry VIII

    On this episode Suzannah and I chat about Tudor women, a bit about Tudor queens, a little about Anne Askew, we chat about witchcraft, and then we wrap it up with Henry VIII. You don’t want to miss a minute of it.

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    Written by: Rebecca Larson


    Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Professor Suzannah Lipscom


    Produced by: Rebecca Larson


    Imaging by: Troy Larson


    Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io"Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 42 min
    Historian Dr. Estelle Paranque on Queen Elizabeth I

    Historian Dr. Estelle Paranque on Queen Elizabeth I

    *Warning: This episode contains some explicit language, nothing serious, but don't listen with little ears around.
     


    Dr Estelle Paranque is Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities at Northeastern, and an Honorary Research Fellow within the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick. She is the author of Elizabeth I of England Through Valois Eyes: Power, Representation, and Diplomacy in the Reign of the Queen, 1558-1588 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and has published several essays on Elizabeth I, French monarchs, and other European queens.
     


    I had the privilege to speak with historian Dr Estelle Paranque on the subject, by the way, her favorite subject, and we discussed everything from her relationship with Robert Dudley, her similarities to Anne Boleyn, and yes, I found a way to discuss Thomas Seymour - because, let’s be honest, you can’t talk about Elizabeth’s early years without discussing Thomas.


     
    For Show Notes, please go to https://tudorsdynastypodcast.com/show-notes/


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    Written by: Rebecca Larson


    Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Dr Estelle Paranque


    Produced by: Rebecca Larson


    Imaging by: Troy Larson


    Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io"Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Tudor Medicine with Historian Seamus O'Caellaigh

    Tudor Medicine with Historian Seamus O'Caellaigh

    Henry VIII lived for 55 years and had many health issues, especially toward the end of his reign; But that doesn’t mean he was a healthy man prior to that. 
    Henry’s own interest in remedies and prescriptions were quite magnificent as well.
    The health of the King was quite often public knowledge, and as you’ll discover in this episode, even his bowel movements were written about. 
    Royals, like today, were celebrities - to be associated with the King could bring one wealth and power, and we know that Henry VIII raised men who other monarchs may not have….because he was paranoid and had issues trusting people.
    It is easy for us, living in the 21st century, to take for granted modern medicine.
    My guest today is historian, Seamus O'Caellaigh. Seamus is the author of Pustules, Pestilence and Pain: Tudor Treatments and Ailments of Henry VIII.
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    SHOW NOTES WITH UROSCOPY WHEEL
     


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    Written by: Rebecca Larson


    Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Seamus O'Caellaigh


    Produced by: Rebecca Larson


    Imaging by: Troy Larson


    Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io


    "Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)


    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 54 min
    The Queen's Sisters: The Lives of the Sisters of Elizabeth Woodville with Sarah J Hodder

    The Queen's Sisters: The Lives of the Sisters of Elizabeth Woodville with Sarah J Hodder

    Excerpt from Amazon.com:


    "Whether Queen or commoner, the lives of women throughout history is a fascinating study.


    Elizabeth Woodville, 'The White Queen', managed to make the transition from commoner to Queen and became the epitome of medieval heroines – the commoner who married a King.


    When she became the wife of Edward IV her actions changed the life of her entire family. Vilified both by their contemporaries and by many historians since, the Woodville family were center stage during the reigns of Edward IV and Richard III.


    Elizabeth Woodville became the ancestress of future Kings and Queens.


    This book takes a fresh look at the lives of Elizabeth's sisters. Although information on them is scarce, by looking at the men they married, their families, the places they lived and the events that they lived through we can catch a glimpse of their lives. Each sister has their own story to tell and they may not have achieved the dizzying heights that their sister did, but they are all fascinating women."


    My guest today is the author of The Queen’s Sisters - The Lives of the Sisters of Elizabeth Woodville, Sarah J Hodder.
     
    SHOW NOTES WITH FAMILY TREE AND IMAGES
     


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    Written by: Rebecca Larson


    Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Sarah J Hodder


    Produced by: Rebecca Larson


    Imaging by: Troy Larson


    Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io


    "Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)


    License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
139 Ratings

139 Ratings

Needham1533 ,

Well Researched and Entertaining

I stubbled upon this podcast by accident and I have been binge listening ever since. Every episode is entertaining and well researched. Plus, the interview episodes span a variety of topics relevant to the guest, rather than focusing on a single topic.

miamomma3019 ,

Always Interesting!

The tone of this podcast is friendly and fun, feeling more like I’m joining friends for a chat than learning (which I am!). For a wide variety of topics and discussions that delve into more than just basic history, this is one to try out!

caitezmom ,

Love this podcast

I’m addicted! You learn a lot, great guests and a wonderful “host” (sorry ... not sure what Rebecca’s title would be :D).

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