February’s episode, wrapping up my fascination with all things nautical (for a little while at least) is up. My interview with Benjamin Redding, a PhD candidate who studies the rise of the Tudor navy, is now online. Check it out! In March we’ll be moving on to another great Elizabethan institution: The Theater!
So, Armada Month is coming to a close with the second episode up now. This month we did two Armada podcasts, and a videocast of me walking around Cadiz with Hannah talking about Drake’s Raid (get thee on the newsletter mailing list in order to see that!). Learn more about the actual battle to keep the Armada off English soil here!
Armada Month Has Started! January’s first episode on the foreign policy decisions that led to the war with Spain is up.
December’s second show is up – Portraits and Propaganda. I look at 5 iconic Tudor portraits, and the messages they were sending. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the Tudor’s could have taught Don Draper a thing or two about subliminal advertising. http://www.englandcast.com/show-notes/tudor-portraits-and-propaganda/
Fashion, clothing, and sumptuary laws, oh my! http://www.englandcast.com/show-notes/fashion/
December’s first show on the Wealden Iron Industry is up now! There was a small industrial revolution in England two centuries before the one we know of…in the 16th century, the technology of the blast iron furnace allowed the economy in the Weald of Sussex, Surrey and Kent to create cast iron cannon and weaponry that would arm Henry VIII’s growing navy of warships. Learn more http://www.englandcast.com/show-notes/show-notes-the-iron-industry-of-the-weald/
November’s second show on the Tudor Navy is up now! Henry VIII is remembered as the Founder of the British Navy, and it’s in large part thanks to him that England was able to defeat the Spanish Armada. Check out the show notes for all the details.
Hello, and welcome to the Renaissance English History Podcast! I’m your host, Heather Teysko!
The big news of the year is that we are launching a tour company, bigworld, to offer historical tours of England. Our first tour in the Spring of 2016 is a 9 day tour focused on the choral tradition of England, and we will attend choral evensong services at a number of beautiful cathedrals such as Ely, Bath and Winchester, with other visits to Cambridge and Oxford, among others. For full details and itinerary, go to http://www.bigworld.com. We can’t wait to travel with you!
I started the Renaissance English History Podcast in 2009 because I wanted to learn about podcasting. My love of English and Tudor history goes back to when I first started singing early music in high school and college choirs, and after university I packed up and moved to England to immerse myself in the history. I spent weekends using my Young Persons’ Railcard to go to places like Winchester, Scarborough, Glastonbury, Nottingham, Hastings…places I’d read about…and I would go to choral evensong services at King’s College Chapel or Westminster Abbey each week…simply put, I absorbed all the history around me.
Now, a decade and a half later, I am living in Spain with my husband and babygirl, and I write about things that are important to me on my blogs (history, travel, music, and being a voice for infertility struggles).
I love sharing my love of British history with listeners, and I love hearing from people. Please keep in touch through following me on twitter (@teysko), liking the page on facebook, or simply dropping me an email. Thanks so much for the listenership and support…this podcast now gets well over 120,000 downloads/month, and it thrills me to know that I’m able to share my love of medieval and Renaissance history with so many people. Thank you for being part of this journey!