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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In which I connect the Spanish Armada and Hannah’s Move to a Big Girl Bed

I just spent the morning recording and pushing out a new podcast episode on the summer of 1588 when England successfully defended her borders from the Spanish Armada, intent on invading and overthrowing Protestant Elizabeth.  At the same time, my babygirl is transitioning from her crib into a big girl…

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Drake’s Cadiz Raid: A Daring Bit of Badassery

I’m ashamed of how much I love Francis Drake.  His daring badassery appeals to the baser sense of myself.  The same part that watches Donald Trump’s campaign just because I keep wondering if he’s serious.  Francis Drake is famous for being on the second man to captain a ship that…

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