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Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.Go to http://www.englandcast.com for more info. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.
 
University and College Professors have a reputation for being eccentric. This is a 5 episode play that agrees wholeheartedly with that description. One character believes he is the modern day version of King Henry VIII. Another character believes that logic and reason are answer to all problems, political and personal. Maybe eccentric is too mild a word.
 
The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse NPR producers The Kitchen Sisters (The Keepers, Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, and Fugitive Waves). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast" —Ira G ...
 
This is Shakespeare's dutiful tribute to one of the most imposing and terrifying rulers in European history. The kingdom trembles as the giant monarch storms through his midlife crisis, disposing of the faithful Katharine of Aragon and starting a new life and, the king hopes, a line of succession with the captivating young Anne Bullen. Unlike his predecessors, Henry has no doubt about the security of his tenure on the throne, and dominates the royal court with absolute authority. The extent ...
 
Law Pod UK covers developments across all aspects of civil and public law in the United Kingdom. It is brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row with presenters Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon. More info on our highly recommended podcast on the UK Human Rights Blog.
 
"Why Didn't You Tell Me?" is a fun, open and honest look at how three young men who thought the stuff they were taught in school would prepare them to be successful, confident and stable young adults. Little did they know that Pythagoras theorem wouldn't help them buy houses and Henry VIII wouldn’t get them work experience. The transition into adulthood is abrupt and real world knowledge is the true key - so let’s shift the balance. This platform pokes fun, educates and inspires the next and ...
 
Delve into the fascinating, individual stories of the Kings and Queens of England and the United Kingdom starting from 1066. From the chivalric warriors, to the hungry war-mongers to the nefarious tyrants. Discover the monarchs at their most prestigious and most fragile. Hosted by Jonny Langton Twitter - @kingsqueenspod Facebook – The Kings and Queens podcast
 
He’s skeptical. She’s spooky. Together they explore the unknown, unsolved, unbelievable, and just plain weird. With a shared passion for history and the truth, Sean & Carrie realized they could bring their different perspectives to the world of crime, the paranormal, and the inexplicable. Sean’s sharp eye on the logical and Carrie’s open mind to the unexplainable combine in every episode for an informative hour with a lighter touch. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/aintitscary/support
 
Country & Town House’s culture editor, Ed Vaizey, and associate editor, Charlotte Metcalf discuss the week’s cultural offerings with a brilliant edit of what you should be watching, reading, listening to, booking and visiting each week. Their roster of high profile guests adds illuminating insight to the current cultural landscape.
 
A psychological examination of historically significant lives. We will peek into the minds of our subject to answer, what made them tick? Uncovering the personal motivations that drove their public acts and how those acts in turn changed all our lives.
 
This summer, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth to an heir to the throne. In this pair of lectures, leading historians explore how Tudor and Stuart monarchs begat children. We’ll go from throne to bedchamber, from weddings to ballads as we examine how Henry VIII’s fertility struggles and the scandal over the “warming pan baby” shed light on the history of fertility, pregnancy and childbirth in the British Isles. Lecture 1 Henry VIII: The Quest for an Heir, given by Peter J ...
 
A series of episodes to help develop an awareness and understanding of major issues in History and Politics across the USA, UK, Europe and global politics and ideologies; everything for the A Level History, Politics, GCSE History and just those with a curiosity and interest.
 
A podcast that brings Tudor history to life by exploring Tudor places and artefacts in the flesh. The Tudor Travel Guide brings you lively onsite walk-and-talk interviews at historic Tudor locations across the UK and fuses them with inspiring ideas for your next Tudor-themed vacation. If you love combining your Tudor history with visiting Tudor houses, castles and manors, then 'The Tudor History and Travel Show' is tailored made for you!
 
Shonky Lab is a topic based talk show where you, the listener, get to join in and have your say. If you wish to join in there are a few ways… 1) You can email shonkylab@gmail.com and recommend a topic. Do this and KABLAMO! you’re on a whole episode. 2) The shows are now LIVE on Mixlr, you know like Saturday morning TV used to be. During the show Skype is open and you’re free to call in at any point, whether it’s about the topic at hand or something completely different. It’s up to you. Skype ...
 
If you want to learn about Historic Royal Palaces then this is the podcast for you! Locked up in the Tower of London Annabel’s uncle is a Beefeater, one of the special Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London! He’s always telling her about the famous prisoners the Tower of London has held over the years so she’s taking us on a tour to check the place out for ourselves! Locked Up in The Tower of London is made possible with support from Historic Royal Palaces. The Secrets of Hampton Court Palace ...
 
A poor young boy from the slums of London watches a royal procession pass, with the youthful Prince of Wales riding at its head. He ventures too close and is caught and beaten by the Prince's guards. However, the young royal stops them and invites the vagrant to the palace. Here the two boys sup alone and are stunned to discover that they bear a startling resemblance to each other. The Prince is Edward, long awaited heir of the monarch, Henry VIII, while the vagrant is Tom Canty, the son of ...
 
Join us as we review and rate every Best Picture winner and nominee from 1927/28 onwards. Our ratings are based on four major categories, Acting, Writing, Cinematography, and Overall, as well as four bonus categories, Costumes/Set, Boldness, Longevity, and Legacy. At the end of our episodes we decide whether or not we will nominate the movie for our own coveted award: The Notscar or A Movie Award Podcast Movie Award for Movies.
 
Blackfriars Backstage Pass A fun, informative, off-the-cuff discussion series involving American Shakespeare Center Executive Director Dr. Ralph Alan Cohen and members of the ASC acting troupe as they explore literary devices, characterization, acting and directorial choices, and more for each of the plays currently appearing on the stage of the American Shakespeare Center?s Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, VA. Each edition of Backstage Pass also serves as a useful and enjoyable tool for t ...
 
Podcasts from the 8th Annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference which took place on August 24-25 2018 at the Graduate School, Queen's University Belfast. The 8th Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference was generously supported by the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, the School of Arts, English and Languages, and the Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University, Belfast, and Marsh's Library. Podcasting by Real Smart Media in associat ...
 
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Plus Cliveden Literary Festival and The Affordable Art Fair We’re booking: The Mirror and the Light Gielgud Theatre till 23 rd January https://themirrorandthelight.co.uk We’re going to: The Cliveden Literary Festival Saturday 23 rd and Sunday 24 th October https://clivedenliteraryfestival.org The Affordable Art Fair Battersea Park 21 st to 24 th Oc…
 
Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies were brought to the stage in 2014 by the Royal Shakespeare Company, adapted by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin. The third in the series, The Mirror and the Light, has opened at the Gielgud Theatre, again directed by Herrin but this time adapted by Mantel he…
 
A livestream on September 20th, discussing the lives of Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parrjoin livestreams every Monday and Thursday at 9 pm EST at twitch.tv/bluelizardgutsIntro Music:Zetta - Greensleeves (Kill The Copyright FREE RELEASE) By Kill The Copyright is licensed under a Cre…
 
Watch out loyal servants of Napoleon, Sharpe is back! In this episode, Dan sits down with legendary author Bernard Cornwell to discuss the return of his most famous and loved character. Dan asks Bernard all the big questions and discovers how Sharpe originated from adversity, where his love of the Napoleonic period came from, what he thought of the…
 
Patrick Hughes on his new exhibition as he celebrates his 82nd birthday and Andrew Roberts turns our assumptions about George III on their heads. We’re reading: George III : The Life and Reign of Britain’s Most Misunderstood Monarch by Andrew Roberts www.andrew-roberts.net We’re going to: Paintings by Patrick Hughes ‘The Perspective Paradox’ The Ha…
 
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in American military history. They faced discrimination and segregation at home but in the skies of Europe, they became one of the most successful and feared fighter units as they escorted bombers on raids in Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Poland and Germany. As Dan discovers …
 
Natalie Grueninger speaks with Franny Moyle about the artist Hans Holbein the Younger. Visit Franny's official website. Find out more about your host at On the Tudor Trail. Buy Talking Tudors merchandise at https://talkingtudors.threadless.com/ Join our Talking Tudors Podcast Facebook group for all the behind-the-scenes news and updates. I'd like t…
 
In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, I'm joined by Dr. Alexzandra Hildred and John Seager. During my guided tour of the Mary Rose Museum, we discover the story of the Mary Rose and her thirty-four year history as a successful warship before her fateful sinking in 1545. As we tour the museum, we discuss some of the wonderful artefacts…
 
Serving on the front lines of the First World War, the homefront of the Second World War and as a community leader throughout his life, George Arthur Roberts was a truly inspirational figure. Yet, his amazing story is little known. After the outbreak of the First World War broke out he travelled from Trinidad to the UK and eventually joined the Mid…
 
According to contemporary John Hayward, ‘no one knew better than Elizabeth I (1558-1603) the art of commanding men.’ Even at 17 her tutor said the constitution of her mind is exempt from female weakness and she is endued with a masculine power of application. No apprehension quicker, no memory more retentive. With the nation perhaps more divided by…
 
In this 2nd part of what's become a 3-part series, we dive deeper into the tragic events of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and how the hysteria began to rapidly spread across Salem and beyond - now in the guise of dozens of arrests and hearings with suspected witches fingered by a gaggle of mostly teenage girls. Carrie introduces us to the key players…
 
On 21 October 1805, A British fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson met the combined might of the French and Spanish fleets off the coast of Spain. Outnumbered, Nelson used innovative tactics to break up the allied fleet and ensure success but at great cost to his men and of course himself. It was a truly crushing defeat for the Franco-Spa…
 
Was life for our ancient ancestors brutish and short or did they exist as noble savages free and living in harmony with nature and each other? Many of our assumptions about ancient societies stem from renaissance theories about how society should be organized and what civilisation is. Dan is joined by David Wengrow, Professor of Comparative Archaeo…
 
Julia Morgan, the first woman architect to be licensed in California, designed over 700 buildings in California including Hearst Castle in San Simeon. Despite her prolific career her architectural genius was overlooked by history for almost 100 years before she posthumously earned the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. Morgan was the firs…
 
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as the British Empire expanded across the globe an almost ubiquitous but often underappreciated commodity went with it; alcohol. The distillation, sale and drinking of booze played an essential role in trade, seafaring and colonial societies. But for many indigenous communities this came at a terrible …
 
On 12 October 2021 World War Two veteran Victor Gregg passed away peacefully in his sleep just before his 102 birthday. He was part of a unique generation that with the passing of the years is sadly disappearing all too fast. Victor joined the army in 1937 and served and India and Palestine before the war. During the Second World War, he fought in …
 
This week Dan tells Katy all about the Enfield poltergeist, who haunted a London house in the 1970s. Will it convert her to a ghost believer? Listen to see! Tune in every week to hear Katy and Dan talk about stuff from history you may or may not have heard of. You can follow them on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/HaveYouEverPod and on Instagram …
 
Operation Barbarossa saw a clash of arms between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union of unprecedented scale and savagery, but what was it really like to serve on the front lines of the Eastern Front? The historian Rob Schäfer has given History Hit exclusive access to the diaries of Lt. Friedrich Sander, a Panzer officer and one of the 3 million Germa…
 
In 1791 the slaves of the French colony of Sant-Domingue rose up against their colonial masters and after a long and bloody struggle, defeated them to found the state of Haiti. Led by charismatic leaders such as Toussaint Louverture it was the only example of a successful slave revolution and the state that was founded was one free of slavery. It w…
 
We've finally come to our long promised two-parter on one of Carrie's pet interests, the Salem Witch Trials! In 1692 Salem, Massachusetts, tensions were already high. The Puritan colonists were struggling through the "Little Ice Age" devastating their crops, paranoid about being attacked by neighboring Native American tribes, and quarreling with th…
 
On 14 October 1066 the armies of William, the Duke of Normandy, and the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson clashed near Hastings in one of the most famous battles in history and one that would decide the fate of the English throne. We all know the outcome but how and why did the battle take place? To answer this question Dan returns with another exp…
 
On a cold February morning in 1554, Lady Jane Grey was beheaded for high treason. Named as King Edward VI as his successor, Queen Jane had reigned for just 13 tumultuous days before being imprisoned in the Tower, condemned and executed. In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to author and historian Nicola Tallis w…
 
Dr Maurice Hilleman was a leading American microbiologist who specialised in vaccinology and immunology. He discovered nine vaccines that are routinely recommended for children today, rendering formerly devastating diseases practically forgotten. Considered by many to be the father of modern vaccines, Hilleman was directly involved in the developme…
 
In 1888 a series of brutal killings took place in Whitechapel, London which might be the most famous unsolved murders of all time. The case and the killer attracted a worldwide media frenzy like never before and the perpetrator nicknamed Jack the Ripper has gone down in infamy. But an obsession to identify the killer both then and now has meant tha…
 
This month Dan and Katy will be covering spooky stories, think witches, ghosts and murders! Today Katy tells the story of Sharon Kinne, a murderess with a mysterious ending. Just a warning, this episode contains descriptions of murder. Tune in every week to hear Katy and Dan talk about stuff from history you may or may not have heard of. You can fo…
 
Plus the 2021 Cheltenham Literary Festival, StART Fair at Saatchi Gallery and felt artist Lucy Sparrow. We’re reading: Every Leaf a Hallelujah by Ben Okri, illustrated by Diana Ejaita We’re visiting: The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival 8th to 17th October https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/ StART Fair 13th to 17th …
 
Natalie Grueninger speaks with Lacey Bonar Hull about Mary Tudor Brandon. Follow Lacey on Twitter. Find out more about your host at On the Tudor Trail. Buy Talking Tudors merchandise at https://talkingtudors.threadless.com/ Join our Talking Tudors Podcast Facebook group for all the behind-the-scenes news and updates. I'd like to take this opportuni…
 
In August 1942 the Allies launched a daring raid across the Channel to capture the port town of Dieppe and hold it for 24 hours. It ended in disaster and death with nearly two-thirds of the attackers killed, wounded or captured. In the aftermath, commanders were quick to try and justify the carnage claiming that the raid was necessary to learn less…
 
If you are someone who loves to pack your bags and hit the road to see your Tudor history and want loads of inspiration and top tips for travelling and visiting historic locations here in the UK, then this show is for you. Each month, I will be teaming up with Philippa Brewell from 'British History Tours' to answer your most pressing travel-related…
 
London's West End attracts people from across the world to its many theatres, restaurants and famous nightlife but how did this centre of pleasure come to be? Originally on the fringe of London from its very inception, it was the playground of the rich seeking to let their hair down. Many of these entertainments were far from wholesome though with …
 
Halloween is SPOOKY SEASON, and Sean is kicking us off with a howlin' all-werewolf episode! We take a whirlwind tour of the mythology and history of werewolves (including skinwalkers and the Rougarou) before tackling real life monsters like Gilles Garnier and modern manwolves like the Beast of Bray Road. What horrors lurk under the full moon? Where…
 
Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, Britain was a key player in the transportation of millions of enslaved Africans to the colonies. Their labour in often brutal conditions was a vital component in enriching Britain and turning it into a global superpower. The business of slavery did not just make plantation owners and other elites weal…
 
The Braveheart Women’s Society, a group of Yankton Sioux grandmothers and tribal elders, have re-established an almost forgotten coming of age ritual for young girls—the Isnati, a four day traditional ceremony on the banks of the Missouri River in South Dakota. This year the 24th Isnati ceremony took place. Eleven summers ago The Kitchen Sisters we…
 
In the bitter winter of 1978-1979 petrol ran short, panic buying was rife, rubbish piled up in the streets and bodies went unburied as a wave of industrial action swept the UK; but what lessons might be learned as we face our own shortages of food and fuel? The disruption was in fact relatively short-lived but the Winter of Discontent has left a de…
 
William Wallace is a legendary figure in Scottish history as one of the leaders of the First War of Scottish Independence. He led the Scots to a famous victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge before being defeated at the Battle of Falkirk and was eventually betrayed meeting a gruesome end in London in 1305. Dan is joined by Professor Tony Pollard …
 
Cas Ojo on African Art, the 20th Oxford Lieder Festival and Aonia, the latest cultural platform. Cas Ojo from the Luxury Network Nigeria on The African Art Series The African Art Series 8th and 9th October the Bulgari Hotel, Knightsbridge Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-african-art-series-public-viewing-tickets-167674668447 1-54 Con…
 
Natalie Grueninger speaks with Dr Valerie Schutte about her new book, Princesses Mary and Elizabeth Tudor and the Gift Book Exchange. Visit Dr Schutte's official website Find out more about your host at On the Tudor Trail Buy Talking Tudors merchandise at https://talkingtudors.threadless.com/ Join our Talking Tudors Podcast Facebook group for all t…
 
Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry was one of the best tank regiments of the Second World War and was at the speartip of the British Army from the North Africa campaign to Northern Europe right up to the fall of the Third Reich in 1945. They saw an incredible amount of action as one of the first British units ashore on D-Day and were also the first British …
 
His 38 years as king make him one of the longest-ruling monarchs in English history, and yet he is remembered as unsuccessful, naive and overly harsh on his opponents. In this episode from our sibling podcast Gone Medieval, Levi Roach discusses the rule of Æthelred the Unready. Was he as much of a failure as his nickname suggests? And what does tha…
 
Dr. John Dale Cavaness was a beloved small-town doctor and respected member of his community, so there was a public outcry when he was accused of murdering his own son, Sean, for insurance money in 1984. It didn’t come out until his trial that Cavaness had murdered ANOTHER of his sons seven years before. And that's not even including the double rec…
 
James Bond is a character that has come to define a certain kind of Britishness but what, if any, role does 007 play in the real world of intelligence? Professor Christopher Andrew, the official historian of MI5, joins the podcast today and in his opinion, James Bond has been a surprisingly valuable asset to British intelligence over the last five …
 
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