Watching The Tudors Season 2 Episode 4

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In Watching The Tudors Season 2 Episode 4 we look at fluid sexuality and Henry’s relationship with his children. It was a jam-packed episode! Heather Teysko is the creator, writer, and producer of The Renaissance English History Podcast,  one of the longest running indie history podcasts, running since 2009. She’s been writing…

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Supplemental – Melita Thomas at the Tudor Summit

Melita Thomas

This is the audio of the video of Melita talking about Mary Tudor, and her relationship with her father Henry VIII at the September 2017 Tudor Summit. You can buy her book, The King’s Pearl, here. (note, this is an amazon affiliate link – you pay the same price, but…

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Throwback Episode 42: Lady Margaret Beaufort

Lady Margaret Beaufort

Lady Margaret Beaufort was Henry VII’s mother, so in a sense she gave birth to the Tudor Dynasty.  And now that I think about it, the birth of Henry Tudor is famous because it was so difficult for her…she was young (too young to be having children, and in the…

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Episode 065: Cosmetics & Makeup

In this episode I indulge my girly side and talk about makeup. Before there was spray on foundation for HD cameras there was lead white face paint. Before there was waterproof lipstick there was cochineal. I get kind of grossed out thinking about putting bug blood on my face, but…

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Tudor Times talks about James I of England

This month’s joint episode with Tudor Times is about their Person of the Month, James I. Here are the resources mentioned. Remember, if you like this show, there are two main ways you can support it. First (and free!) you can leave a review on iTunes. It really helps new…

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The Theater Part III: The Other Major Players Who Aren’t Named Shakespeare

Book Recommendation Elizabethan Jacobean Drama: The Theatre in Its Time Christopher Marlowe Books Christopher Marlowe: The Complete Plays Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy YouTube Links mini biography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CbWeIkgF-g Bookworm History on Dr. Faustus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdAJxwxmysw Ben Jonson Books Ben Jonson: A Life Complete Works of Ben Jonson (Delphi Classics) YouTube Videos…

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Tudor Times talks about Catherine of Aragon

Tudor Times’ Melita Thomas talking about their Person of the Month for May 2016, Catherine of Aragon.  Here are a list of the resources available to learn more about this formidable and inspiring woman. Biographies Catherine of Aragon: The Spanish Queen of Henry VIII by Giles Tremlett Katherine of Aragon:…

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Introduction to Shakespeare’s Life

(Remember, if you like this show, there are two main ways you can support it. First (and free!) you can leave a review on iTunes. It really helps new people discover the show. Second, you can support the show financially by becoming a patron on Patreon for as little as…

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Jasper Tudor: A Joint Episode with Tudor Times

Jasper Tudor, Henry Tudor’s uncle, is perhaps the man behind the King, a true Kingmaker much more than Warwick was with Edward IV.  Jasper seemed to only operate from a place of dedication to his King, and not someone who was into self promotion or shouting his accomplishments.  For that…

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Episode 44: Elizabethan Theater

Books A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 by James Shapiro Shakespeare: The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson Listen HistoryExtra podcast that includes the Theater midway through: http://www.historyextra.com/podcast/romans/mystery-and-drama-romans-and-elizabethans Blogs and Websites Elizabeth I’s Working Holiday at…

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