Tudor Minute January 16

January 16, 1556

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 16. Today in 1556 Philip II became the King of Spain when his father, Charles V, abdicated. The relationship between Queen Elizabeth and Phillip started out rocky but cordial – with Philip…

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Tudor Minute January 15

January 15, 1559

  Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 15. Today is the anniversary of the coronation of Elizabeth I. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, she was the longest reigning child of Henry VIII, ruling for 44…

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Sudio Headphone Review (aka, I won’t be an affiliate for them)

Sudio Regent Review

The Agora Podcast Network, of which I am a proud member, recently reached an affiliate agreement with Swedish headphone manufacturer Sudio, whereby podcasters who so desired could advertise the headphones with a special affiliate link, and receive a commission on all sales purchased through our link. As I love nothing…

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Tudor Minute: January 12

January 12, 1587

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 12. Today John Winthrop was born in either 1587 or 88 depending on who you ask (hey, I’m the same, seeing as how I’ve been 29 for the past 12 years, so…

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Tudor Minute January 11, 1569

January 11, 1569

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 11. January 11, 1569 is when the very first English lottery was drawn at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.  Elizabeth’s bank account was running dry, and she could have either raised taxes,…

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The Tudor Minute January 10, 1480

January 10, 1480

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 10. On January 10, 1480, Margaret of Austria was born. She was the second child and only daughter of Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy, co-sovereigns of the Low Countries. In…

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Tudor Minute: January 9, 1493. Columbus sees a Mermaid

January 9, 1493

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 9. Today in 1493 Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, saw three mermaids, and said they were “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” Of course they weren’t mermaids, but…

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Tudor Minute January 8, 1536

January 8, 1536

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 8. Today is the day in which Henry and Anne famously wore yellow to celebrate the death of Katherine of Aragon, which happened yesterday, the seventh. Sources vary on exactly what was…

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Tudor Minute January 5, 1531. Henry Gets Instructions.

January 5, 1531

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 5. Today in 1531 Pope Clement VII wrote to Henry in England telling him that if he remarried he would be excommunicated. Henry was still waiting to hear what the papal court…

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Tudor Minute January 4

January 4, 1493

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 4. On January 4, 1493 Christopher Columbus left the new islands he had stumbled upon in the Caribbean to return back to Spain. He had left Spain in August 1492 attempting to…

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