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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Alison Weir on Tudor Feminism, Norah Lofts, and the Cult of Anne Boleyn

About 2o years ago I read Alison Weir’s Six Wives of Henry VIII.  I remember starting it, laying in my bed in my attic bedroom when it was snowing outside.  I was immediately hooked on this saga of drama and the way lives could be forever changed because of the inability…

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5 Key Takeaways on the Rise of the Tudor Navy

I’ve been on a bit of a Boat Craze over on the Renaissance English History Podcast for the past few months. I did an episode on the Rise of the Tudor Navy, the Iron Industry of the Weald (which helped propel the navy forward with the blast iron furnace that…

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Advent!

It’s here!  Advent!  The time when we light candles on advent wreaths and open calendars with chocolate!  Woot! If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate the Holiday, might I invite you to sign up for my newsletter, and I’ll send you a fun digital Advent Calendar with fun…

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Tudor and Elizabethan Fashion, Clothing, and Sumptuary Laws

I just posted a fresh Renaissance English History Podcast on Fashion, Clothing, and Sumptuary Laws in Tudor and Elizabethan England.  Below is the audio to listen, and the show notes are on the podcast website, englandcast.com. Here are some fun things I learned this episode: Decorating a fur with jewelry,…

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Witches and Ghosts Podcasts up and live!

For those of you getting into the ghoulish spirit, the podcasts I did with Brittany at the History, Bitches podcast are both up and live.  The first is on ghosts, and the second on witches and witchcraft.  Plus, for the second one I was outside at night and there were…

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Random Friday Fun Facts: Dr. David Skinner and the music of the 16th century

About a month ago I was in the UK for a girls’ weekend (by myself), and as I’ve been trying to do more with my Renaissance English History Podcast lately (like my Tudor Minutes on youtube), I decided to find an interesting person to interview for the show.  At the…

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Random Friday Fun Facts

I’ve started doing something fun on youtube this week.  I run the Renaissance English History Podcast, which currently gets about 120k listeners each month, and I’ve been trying to figure out ways that I can make more of a community out of it.  Do more episodes, lead tours of England,…

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