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Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

English, History, 2 seasons, 132 episodes, 3 days, 2 hours, 32 minutes
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Historic Royal Palaces are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world. This fortnightly podcast brings you the history and stories of those palaces. You’ll hear from our experts and the people who bring our palaces to life, as we create space to explore how history moves us, telling stories about the monarchs you know, and uncovering the lives and histories of the people you don’t. Just like our palaces, this podcast is a mix of old and new. Each episode will have a different feel, from previously recorded live talks, to exciting new discussions and discoveries. You’ll have every opportunity to share in the history we love. Explore more history and stories from our six palaces hrp.org.uk
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Outliers – Fresh Sweat and Cloves

As lady-in-waiting to an ageing queen and wife to a failed adventurer, Bess Raleigh has learnt to fight her corner against all adversity. Her life is spent in the shadow of the Tower of London with her husband Sir Walter Raleigh. But will she manage to keep her head whilst others around her lose theirs?     Outliers – Stories from the edge of history is an historic fiction podcast that explores how big events are viewed and shaped by the people in the shadows. Listen to Outliers - Stories from the edge of history wherever you get your podcasts or go to: https://sites.libsyn.com/109217/site  Please note, these episodes are released in a different order than on the original podcast. 
4/11/202419 minutes, 46 seconds
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Outliers – Mehmet and Peter

Outliers – Stories from the edge of history is an historic fiction podcast that explores how big events are viewed and shaped by the people in the shadows.  It’s late spring in 1726 at Kensington Palace, and the lavish court of King George I is in residence. Meanwhile, Mehmet, the Turkish valet to the King, is having some problems with Peter from Hanover, 'the wild boy' who is kept for the King’s amusement. A comical cat-and-mouse chase ensues, but perhaps it is Peter who has some unexpected lessons to teach Mehmet.  Listen to Outliers - Stories from the edge of history wherever you get your podcasts or go to: https://sites.libsyn.com/109217/site  To find out more about Peter’s life go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/blog/peter-the-wild-boy-from-hanover/   Untold Lives is an exhibition that explores the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago.    https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/untold-lives   Please note, these episodes are released in a different order than on the original podcast. 
3/28/202419 minutes, 1 second
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Henry VIII's Royal Progresses - New Research at the Palaces

The practice of journeying around the country on royal progress is one that monarchs used to strengthen their rule. But they can reveal a lot more than you’d think about kingship and queenship, even for tried and tested subjects such as Henry VIII and his six Queens.     We follow Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Kirsty Wright, as she guides us through the importance of new research into where and why Henry VIII went on royal progress. Kirsty also reveals how the progresses of Henry’s Queens are contributing to highlighting their individual roles and personalities, helping to answer bigger questions about 16th century queenship and monarchy.   In this series, we'll be exploring fresh research that is taking place in our Palaces. We won't be releasing this series sequentially, so these episodes will appear throughout the year.  To find out more about the Henry VIII on Tour research project go to:   www.hrp.org.uk/about-us/research/henry-viii-on-tour-tudor-palaces-and-royal-progresses/
3/14/202432 minutes, 15 seconds
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Day in the Life of...A Yeoman Warder

The Yeoman Warders have guarded the Tower of London for 500 years, and is perhaps the oldest of jobs that still exists in our palaces today. In this final episode of a Day in the Life, we meet the Chief Yeoman Warder himself, Rob Fuller, and Curator Charles Farris fills us in on the storied history of this role.  To find out more about the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago, a new exhibition is opening at Kensington Palace.  https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/untold-lives/     
2/29/202424 minutes, 15 seconds
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Day in the life of...A Bricklayer

Hampton Court Palace was built and maintained by craftspeople, and this is a practice that endures to this day at the palaces. We follow Master Bricklayer Emma Simpson into her workshop where she describes the joy of her work and how it connects her to history. We then hear from Assistant Curator Alexandra Stevenson as she tells us about her research into female craftspeople who had a hand in building the palaces.       To find out more about the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago, a new exhibition is opening at Kensington Palace.  https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/untold-lives/ 
2/15/202428 minutes, 21 seconds
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Day in the Life of...A Gardener

In this episode we meet Senior Gardener Jane, who works at Hampton Court Palace. Jane takes us behind the scenes into the Nursery as we contemplate the hard work that goes into creating beautiful gardens. To help contextualise the work of an historic gardener, Curator Lee Prosser takes us on an informative stroll around the gardens that have been worked for hundreds of years.   For the next few episodes, we’re going to be following some of the people who work in our Palaces today. We’ll be exploring how these jobs have a historic context to them, and how surprisingly, there are similarities in the work they do now, from the work that was done in the past.  To find out more about the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago, a new exhibition is opening at Kensington Palace.  https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/untold-lives/ 
2/1/202422 minutes, 59 seconds
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Day in the Life of...A Wardrobe Manager

For the next few episodes, we’re going to be following some of the people who work in our palaces today. We’ll be exploring how these jobs have a historic context to them, and how surprisingly, there are similarities in the work they do now, from the work that was done in the past.  Today we meet Erin, Historic Royal Palaces’ Wardrobe Manager. We step into the treasure trove that is the costume store and contemplate how Erin’s job may have existed in the past. To help contextualise this, Curator Charles Farris will then explore the Medieval world of wardrobe management.  To find out more about the forgotten stories of those who worked at the royal palaces over 300 years ago, a new exhibition is opening at Kensington Palace.  https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/untold-lives/  
1/18/202434 minutes, 28 seconds
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New Research at the Palaces – Antarctic Exploration and Grace and Favour

Hampton Court Palace has an unexpected connection to the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, the wedding of famous explorer Captain Scott and sculptor Kathleen Bruce took place in the Chapel Royal. We follow Assistant Curator Minette Butler as she explores a shut-off part of the Palace, highlighting how new research into Grace and Favour residents is revealing such curious connections, as well as opening up the lives of the Palace’s most recent residents.    In this new series, we’ll be exploring fresh research that is taking place in our Palaces. We won’t be releasing this series sequentially, so these episodes will appear throughout the year.  To read more about the wedding of Captain Scott and Kathleen Bruce go to:   www.hrp.org.uk/blog/captain-scott-and-kathleen-bruces-wedding-at-hampton-court-palace 
1/4/202429 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Six Tudor Queens – Katherine Parr with Sarah Gristwood

Katherine Parr is the final Tudor Queen in our series. Was she the nursemaid who looked after and survived her husband, or was she much more than that? In this final episode of our Six Queens Series, Tracy Borman and historian Sarah Gristwood acquaint us with the woman behind the myths, an intelligent, strong and resourceful champion of her own agenda.   This episode also concludes the series with a reflection on the legacy of the Six Tudor Queens.   To view the painting of the Family of Henry VIII, and the Haunted Gallery where it is kept go to:   www.google.com/maps/@51.4036169,-0.337082,2a,75y,93.52h,94.19t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZaJgI28yRfgAAAQsEn4lPA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu  www.rct.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/painting-paradise/the-queens-gallery-buckingham-palace/the-family-of-henry-viii 
12/28/202347 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Six Tudor Queens – Catherine Howard with Gareth Russell

Catherine Howard has been judged by generations as promiscuous, a silly girl, a victim. But of course, there is more to her story than these assumptions allow for.   In the fifth episode of our Six Tudor Queens series, Tracy Borman is joined by historian and author Gareth Russell, to bring Catherine to life. They paint a picture of a vivacious young woman whose life deserves to be revealed without the layers that centuries have placed upon her.   See inside the Haunted Gallery with this virtual tour of Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace:  https://artsandculture.google.com/story/oAVRshA9gG0J9w   This six-part series aims to do The Six Tudor Queens justice by stripping away unhelpful narratives and myths, to better understand them as women in their own time.   To read about Catherine Howard go to: www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/history-and-stories/catherine-howard/  
12/14/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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A History of Royal Christmas Celebrations

Dive into the history of Royal Christmas celebrations in our palaces with this bonus seasonal episode. Chief mischief-maker Curator Charles Farris is joined by fellow Curator Lee Prosser, and Historic Kitchens Manager Richard Fitch, to kick off the season of revelry with some Christmas tomfoolery.  We'll be back next week to continue The Six Tudor Queens series.  For the Victorian Christmas pudding recipe go to:  www.hrp.org.uk/blog/a-christmas-pudding-recipe-with-a-victorian-twist/   And to find out what’s on in our Palaces this Christmas go to:  www.hrp.org.uk/whats-on-all-the-palaces  
12/7/202359 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Six Tudor Queens – Anne of Cleves with Tracy Borman

Tracy Borman talks about her favourite of the Six Tudor Queens, Anne of Cleves. Divorced, so the rhyme goes, for being the ‘ugly’ Queen.   Anne’s looks were the least interesting thing about her, but her story has been dominated by them for centuries. Tracy is joined by fellow Curator Brett Dolman to unpack this fixation on appearance and reveal the woman beneath the myths.      This six-part series aims to do The Six Tudor Queens justice by stripping away unhelpful narratives and myths, to better understand them as women in their own time.    Read about Anne of Cleves here: www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/history-and-stories/anne-of-cleves  
11/30/202355 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Six Tudor Queens with Tracy Borman

In this new series Chief Curator Tracy Borman will guide us through the well-known lives of the six Tudor queens who all had one man common.   This six-part series will aim to do the Queens justice whilst discussing some of the interpretations that history has offered of them. We’ll talk about what they might have been like as women in their own time, and reflect on the language we use when we talk about them now. To get a sense of the context in which they lived, we’ll be stepping into the parts of our palaces where they would have walked, in a court that was both exciting and toxic in its temperament.     Tracy will explore all this with a stellar cast of historians, all experts on the Queens. So join us next Thursday, and every two weeks after that, as we dive into the world of The Six Tudor Queens.   
10/12/20231 minute, 38 seconds
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The Indian Army at the Palace – Legacy of Empire

  In this week’s episode, exhibition lead Zakira Begum and Community Curators Rav Singh and Dr Tej Pal Singh Ralmill explore the impact of the World Wars on the Indian Army, how they moved the Indian Subcontinent towards independence from the British Empire, and ultimately how the legacy of this history is still relevant today.   This is the second of two episodes where we’re celebrating the opening of our new exhibition at Hampton Court Palace called The Indian Army at the Palace.  For tickets go to: www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/whats-on/the-indian-army-at-the-palace  Please be aware that this episode contains themes of scientific race theories. 
10/5/202333 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Indian Army at the Palace – Context of Empire

In the early 20th century soldiers from the Indian Army camped at Hampton Court Palace on a number of occasions for coronations and peace celebrations. But behind all the pomp and ceremony was a much darker side.  In this episode, Exhibition Lead Zakira Begum and Community Curators Rav Singh and Dr Tej Pal Singh Ralmill cover the background and context of the British Empire and the Indian Army, unpicking how the two are connected through the rise of the East India Company, to the birth of the British Raj in India.   This is the first of two episodes where we’re celebrating the opening of our new exhibition at Hampton Court Palace called The Indian Army at the Palace. For tickets go to: www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/whats-on/the-indian-army-at-the-palace   Please be aware that this episode contains themes of scientific race theories. 
9/21/202322 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Space I Love S2 – The Hidden Tudor Chapel with Dan Jackson

This week we’re back with the final episode from series two of A Space I Love.  Today Head of Historic Buildings Dan Jackson takes us into a space that for him, sums up what Hampton Court Palace is all about, the hidden east wall of the Chapel Royal.    Tucked away for 400 years, this jigsaw puzzle of a space reveals a lot about the history of this extraordinary palace, as well as its mysteries.   If you want to see this space when visiting Hampton Court Palace, it is on the Georgian Story route. Our Palace Hosts are easy to spot in red coats and will be able to direct you.  
9/7/202324 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Space I Love S2 – Queen Charlotte's Drawing Room with Polly Putnam

  This week marks the penultimate episode in our six-part mini-series on special places in our palaces. We’re following Curator Polly Putnam into Queen Charlotte’s Drawing Room in Kew Palace, the home of the Royal Family during the illnesses of George III.  This small and domestic-feeling room holds a lot of sadness from the past, but from this Polly is able to reflect on finding joy in the meaning of home.  If you’d like to find out more on visiting Kew Palace go to: https://www.hrp.org.uk/kew-palace/visit  To learn more about the lives of Queen Charlotte and George III go to: https://www.hrp.org.uk/kew-palace/history-and-stories  
8/24/202319 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Space I Love S2 – The Banqueting House roof with Lee Prosser

In the fourth part of this series, Curator Lee Prosser takes us into a hidden space at the Banqueting House, once part of the great Whitehall Palace. It may not be the famous Rubens ceiling, but Lee will reveal how the roof space of the Banqueting House is a piece of living history, with a rich past and an important role for the future.   For information on visiting the Banqueting House, go to:   https://www.hrp.org.uk/banqueting-house/ 
8/10/202322 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Space I Love S2 – The Tower of London's Chapel Royal with Alfred Hawkins

This week is the third part of our mini-series on spaces we love. We’ll be joining Assistant Curator Alfred Hawkins who has chosen to take us into the Chapel of St Peter Ad Vincula at the Tower of London.   As the burial place of Anne Boleyn, the Chapel Royal holds a special place to many history fans, but there is so much more to this community place of worship. Alfred reveals that the myths of history can be just as important as the truth.   To find out more on the Chapel of St Peter Ad Vincula go to:   www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/whats-on/chapel-royal-of-st-peter-ad-vincula   Watch our mini documentary on the Downfall of Anne Boleyn:  Anne Boleyn | The Downfall and Execution of a Tudor Queen 
7/27/202319 minutes, 57 seconds
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A Space I Love SERIES TWO coming soon

Coming next week on Thursday 29th June. In this six-part mini-series, our curators are back sharing their favourite spaces with you. We’ll be exploring a selection of treasured spaces in our palaces, from behind-the-scenes stores, to rooms of immense importance to British history.  Some spaces will be grand and some modest, some aren’t even open to the public. But each space has been personally chosen by our resident experts to reveal how immersing ourselves in a place can connect us to the past, and make us reflect on the present.  
6/22/20231 minute, 13 seconds
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Behind-The-Scenes in the Conservation Studio

For today’s episode, we’re at Hampton Court Palace and we’re going behind the scenes into a very special place; the Textile Conservation Studio.   We’ll speak to our specialist conservators to hear about the care and craftsmanship that goes into looking after historic dress, as well as the challenges around preparing for a blockbuster exhibition.  This is the final episode in a series where we’re celebrating fashion, identity and the opening of our new exhibition at Kensington Palace called Crown to Couture.  To find out more about conserving historic dress go to:   Conserving a Rare 360-Year-Old Dress | Behind the Scenes at Hampton Court Palace  For tickets to Crown to Couture at Kensington Palace go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/crown-to-couture/ 
6/15/202321 minutes, 37 seconds
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Curator Tour - Crown to Couture at Kensington Palace

In this episode join Curators Polly Putnam and Claudia Acott-Williams for a mini tour of the Crown to Couture exhibition at Kensington Palace. They'll talk about their favourite pieces on display, as well as the craftsmenship that goes into making high fashion, from the Georgian Court to the Red Carpet of today.  This is the third episode in a series where we're celebrating the opening of our new exhibtion at Kensington Palace. For tickets to Crown to Couture go to: https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/crown-to-couture 
6/1/202318 minutes, 23 seconds
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Fashion is Political – the Legacy of Georgian Power Dressing

From Beyoncé to Billie Eilish, fashion is undeniably personal and political. But the legacy of harnessing fashion as a tool for power and representation goes back to the 18th century and beyond. In this episode Curators Matthew Story, Polly Putnam and Claudia Acott-Williams celebrate the joy of fashion as a symbol of identity at the Georgian Court, and its importance on the Red Carpet today.   This is the second episode in a series where we’re celebrating fashion, identity and the opening of our new exhibition at Kensington Palace called Crown to Couture.  For tickets to Crown to Couture at Kensington Palace go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/crown-to-couture/  
5/18/202341 minutes, 29 seconds
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Red Carpet Fashion and the Georgian Court - From Royal Palace to Met Gala

The fashion history of the Georgian Court has a lot of similarities with the Red Carpet and Met Gala glamour of today. In this episode Curators Matthew Story, Polly Putnam and Claudia Acott-Williams unpick these parallels, and take us on a journey through getting ready in the 18th century, revealing how surprisingly, it’s not that different from how celebrities are styled and prepared for the Red Carpet today.   This is the first episode in a series where we’re celebrating fashion, identity and the opening of our new exhibition at Kensington Palace called Crown to Couture.  For tickets to Crown to Couture at Kensington Palace go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/crown-to-couture/  
5/4/202347 minutes, 55 seconds
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A History of Coronations

Join us for a whistle-stop tour of the History of Coronations. Curators Charles Farris, Alden Gregory and Lee Prosser will lead you on a merry dance through time, from medieval pre-coronation baths, to a man rolling down the steps at Queen Victoria's coronation. There's never a dull moment!  To find out more about the history of coronations, and how Historic Royal Palaces are celebrating visit:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/coronations-past-and-present/ https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/whats-on/coronation-bench-trail/ For the Crown Jewels go to: https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/the-crown-jewels/ 
4/20/202351 minutes, 58 seconds
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Henry VIII's Portable Palaces Part 2

For this week’s episode we’re bringing you another talk from our archives given by our Curator Charles Farris. We all know Henry VIII was an extravagant King, but in this talk we hear how he carried this extravagance into temporary palaces that travelled with him to events such as the Field of Cloth of Gold. These temporary structures really help to contextualise the importance of show and display for a renaissance king. In the second part of this talk, Charles Farris will talk through the experimental archaeology project Portable Palace.  These live talks were recorded in 2018 in the run up to the 500th Anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold. For further reading on Charles and Aldon’s research, as well as more on tents! https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/portable-palaces-henry-viii-tents/ https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/portable-palaces-royal-tents-timber-lodgings/ https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/portable-palaces-field-cloth-gold-1520/ https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/a-tent-fit-for-a-king/
4/6/202326 minutes, 53 seconds
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Henry VIII's Portable Palaces Part 1

For this week’s episode we’re bringing you another talk from our archives given by our Curator Alden Gregory. We all know Henry VIII was an extravagant King, but in this talk we hear how he carried this extravagance into temporary palaces that travelled with him to events such as the Field of Cloth of Gold. These temporary structures really help to contextualise the importance of show and display for a renaissance king. In part one we’ll hear from Aldon Gregory on timber temporary structures, and in the second part, Charles Farris will talk through the experimental archaeology project Portable Palace.  These live talks were recorded in 2018 in the run up to the 500th Anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold. For further reading on Charles and Aldon’s research, as well as more on tents! https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/portable-palaces-henry-viii-tents/ https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/portable-palaces-royal-tents-timber-lodgings/ https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/portable-palaces-field-cloth-gold-1520/ https://blog.hrp.org.uk/curators/a-tent-fit-for-a-king/
3/23/202318 minutes, 54 seconds
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21 Questions with Lucy Worsley

In today’s episode we’re celebrating International Women’s Day with our Chief Curator Lucy Worsley.   In this second episode Lucy joins us for a chat about why the past is important, and who we should be celebrating for International Women’s Day.   To find out more about the Crown to Couture exhibition go to:   https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/crown-to-couture/ 
3/9/202324 minutes, 27 seconds
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21 Questions with Tracy Borman - International Women's Day

In this episode we’re trying something new. Today is International Women’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with two special episodes featuring our Chief Curators.   In this first episode Tracy Borman answers a quick-fire round of 21 Questions. We find out about her work, historic women who inspire her and what she always has on her desk!  We’ll be back tomorrow with another 21 Questions but this time with Lucy Worsley.  To find out more about our new displays at Hampton Court Palace visit:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/whats-on/great-hall/ 
3/8/20235 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jewish Medieval History at the Tower of London

The Jewish medieval history of the Tower of London remains relatively unknown to our everyday visitors, and yet it is foundational to the first 200-years of the life of the fortress, as well as medieval England itself.   In this episode Curator Charles Farris is joined by Dr Rory MacLellan and Professor Miri Rubin, to reflect on how new research at Historic Royal Palaces has helped give a more nuanced picture of life for the Medieval Jewish community in England.   For more on this subject go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/jewish-medieval-history-at-the-tower-of-london/   For Dr Rory MacLellan’s exploration of the Jewish prisoners, sanctuary-seekers, and staff of the medieval Tower, including access to his research findings, go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/about-us/research/the-jewish-history-of-the-medieval-tower-of-london/ 
2/23/202348 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sophia Duleep Singh - Suffragette and Revolutionary

For this week’s episode we’re bringing you a talk from our archives by journalist and author Anita Anand, on the extraordinary life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh As the daughter of the deposed Maharaja Duleep Singh and Goddaughter to Queen Victoria, Sophia learned to use her fame and position to passionately fight for gender equality as a suffragette. She even campaigned regularly outside Hampton Court Palace. It's difficult to do justice to the life of this incredible woman, but Anita Anand dives into Sophia's story and brings it into the light, from her Sikh family heritage to her involvment in the fight for women's suffrage.   Further Reading: To find out more about Sophia Duleep Singh go to https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/history-and-stories/sophia-duleep-singh For Anita Anand’s biography on Sophia and other books https://anitaanand.net/book-stuff/  
2/9/202356 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Space I Love - Tracy Borman in Jane Seymour’s bedroom

This week we’re back with the final episode from our mini-series on spaces we love in our palaces and what a way to end! Chief Curator Tracy Borman has chosen to take us into a room that isn’t open to visitors, but that witnessed two momentous moments in Tudor history; the birth of Henry VIII’s long-awaited heir, and the death of his beloved wife Jane Seymour. Tracy explains how this room is a place of escape for her to connect with the history she loves so much.   To find out more about the life of Jane Seymour go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/history-and-stories/jane-seymour  
1/26/202318 minutes, 23 seconds
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A Space I Love - Henry VIII’s bedroom with Cara Gathern

This week is the penultimate episode in our six-part mini-series and today we are in for a treat! Curatorial placement student Cara Gathern takes us into one of the most exciting but hidden spaces at Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII’s bedroom. It may not look like a royal Tudor bedroom today, but Cara will reveal how this space has transported her to the past, and particularly to the medicinal practices of the health-obsessed Tudor king.  To find out more about this subject go to: https://www.hrp.org.uk/blog/henry-viii-medicines To find out more about opportunities and further education at Historic Royal Palaces go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/about-us/research/ma-in-heritage-management   https://www.hrp.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/apprenticeships  
1/12/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Space I Love - Queen Victoria’s birth place with Claudia Acott-Williams

In the fourth part of this series, we’re taking a walk with curator Claudia Acott-Williams into her favourite space at Kensington Palace, the room where Queen Victoria was born. Claudia will explain how this room was intentionally chosen as the birthplace of the future Queen of England.  To find out more about the childhood of Queen Victoria go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/victoria-a-royal-childhood  
12/29/202220 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Space I Love - The Wolsey Closet with Charles Farris

This week is the third part of our mini-series on spaces we love. We’ll be joining curator Charles Farris who has chosen to take us on a gentle stroll into a small but rather special Tudor space, hidden away in the depths of Hampton Court Palace. Charles will help us imagine how this space may have witnessed some of the biggest moments in Henry VIII’s reign.  To find out more about the Wolsey Closet go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV5Wxx8bO8Y   
12/15/202220 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Space I Love - Queen Charlotte’s Cottage with Lee Prosser

This week we’re continuing our mini-series on treasured spaces with a modest cottage hidden away in Kew Gardens. We’ll take a walk with Curator Lee Prosser through this intimate and charming space, to learn how it was used as a retreat away from public life for Queen Charlotte, George III and the royal family.    Find more information on Queen Charlotte’s Cottage here hrp.org.uk/kew-palace/whats-on/queen-charlottes-cottage 
12/1/202217 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Space I Love - Lucy Worsley and The King's Stairs

In this new six-part mini-series, we’ll be exploring a selection of treasured spaces in our palaces with the people who know them best, our curators.   Some spaces will be grand and some modest, some aren’t even open to the public. But each space has been personally chosen by our resident experts to reveal how immersing ourselves in the past can connect us to the present.   In this first episode we’ll follow Chief Curator Lucy Worsley, into the pomp of Kensington Palace, to a staircase that has a lot more to reveal about the Georgian court than you would think.  To find out more about the King’s stairs go to hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/whats-on/the-kings-staircase   
11/17/202218 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Gunpowder Plot Part 2 - Legacy

The well-known nursery rhyme cautions us to ‘Remember, Remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason, and plot’, but what does the Gunpowder Plot really mean to us today?  In this second episode of our two-part series on the Gunpowder Plot, Curators Charles Farris, Brett Dolman and Alden Gregory explore how the plot was foiled, and whether the 5th of November still holds relevance to us now.   To discover more about Guys Fawkes and the Tower of London, go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/guy-fawkes-and-the-gunpowder-plot  
11/5/202234 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Gunpowder Plot Part 1 - Context

It’s no small feat to tackle the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. It was an attempt by radical Catholic conspirators to assassinate King James I, and to destroy parliament in one devastating explosion, with Guy Fawkes lighting the fuse. But this two-part series is about more than just Guy Fawkes.   In this first episode we’ll aim to cover the crucial context of the plot. Join Curators Charles Farris, Brett Dolman and Alden Gregory as they discuss the backdrop to one of the most pivotal plots in history.   To discover more about Guys Fawkes and the Tower of London, go to:  https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/guy-fawkes-and-the-gunpowder-plot 
11/3/202230 minutes, 56 seconds
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Victorian steampunk

The Victorian era is defined by great leaps in cultural, technological and scientific innovations. In this series compiled from our archive we explore the fast moving world of Queen Victoria.        In this talk historian John Naylor introduces us to steampunk and explores how its creative and aesthetic roots grew from the Victorian industrial revolution.
10/20/202248 minutes, 10 seconds
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Queen Victoria and women's rights

The Victorian era is defined by great leaps in cultural, technological and scientific innovations.  In this series compiled from our archive we explore the fast moving world of Queen Victoria.        Join historian Paula Bartley as she explores the role of Victoria as both a woman and a queen in a politically male domain. 
10/6/202243 minutes, 59 seconds
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Victorian science and seance

The Victorian era is defined by great leaps in cultural, technological and scientific innovations. In this series compiled from our archive we explore the fast moving world of Queen Victoria. This talk from historian Dr Chris Renwick delves into the mysterious world of Victorian séance, the craze for the supernatural, and its connection to contemporary science.  
9/22/202245 minutes, 29 seconds
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The history of food writing

In this two-part series compiled from our archives we explore the history of food and dining across our palaces. In this second episode, food historian Pen Vogler explains the art of describing culinary delights and disasters, and discusses the origins of food writing. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
9/8/202255 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Georgian dinner table with Annie Gray

In this two-part series from our archives, we explore the history of food and dining across our palaces.        For this episode, join food historian Dr Annie Gray as she delves into the delights of the Georgian dinner table. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
8/25/202245 minutes
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Isaac Newton and the Tower of London

In this talk writer Thomas Levenson discovers the surprising and unknown history of Isaac Newton as Warden of the Mint at the Tower of London. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
8/11/202259 minutes, 23 seconds
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Understanding Richard III

In this second talk on Richard III, historian Michael Hicks contextualises the life and character of King Richard III. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
7/28/202232 minutes, 6 seconds
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Discovering Richard III

In the first of two talks on Richard III, leading archaeologist Dr Richard Buckley tells his story of the amazing discovery of Richard III in a car park in the city of Leicester, England. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
7/13/202239 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk landscape architect Robert Myers describes the personality of the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace as a playful space for children. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.
6/30/202224 minutes, 25 seconds
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Gardens - Tudor Gardens

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk historian Alison Sim talks about how the Tudors used gardens as places for play, pleasure and to show their power. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.
6/23/202218 minutes, 24 seconds
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Gardens - Georgian gardens

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk historian Kate Felus explores the Georgians’ relationship with gardens and pleasure. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
6/9/202218 minutes, 39 seconds
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Gardens - The history of the maze at Hampton Court Palace

 The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk Maze designer Adrien Fisher tells us about the trend of the maze both in history, and in culture today. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
6/2/202212 minutes, 26 seconds
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A history of Royal Jubilees

In this special episode, we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a rip-roaring tour of the history of Royal Jubilees. Join Curators Charles Farris, Joanna Marschner and Lee Prosser as they find out what it takes to make an iconic Jubilee celebration.   To find out more about Superbloom at the Tower of London and other Jubilee celebrations at Historic Royal Palaces visit hrp.org.uk  
5/26/202245 minutes, 57 seconds
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Gardens - Royal gardens

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator Susanne Groom enchants us with a description of royal gardens and how they were used for rest. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.  For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
5/19/202221 minutes, 28 seconds
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Gardens - Mental health and horticulture

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk award winning garden designer Anne-Marie Powell talks about mental health, horticulture and happiness. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.  For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
5/12/202216 minutes
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Gardens - Shakespeare and gardens

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this episode historian Dr Vivian Thomas gives a potted history of Shakespeare's use of plants and gardens in his plays. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.  For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
5/5/202223 minutes, 9 seconds
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Gardens - Constable and Turner and the English landscape

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk art historian Anne Lyles compares the works of Turner and Constable as painters of English landscapes. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.  For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
4/28/202218 minutes, 9 seconds
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Gardens - Capability Brown

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk historian John Phibbs delves into the work and world of the original landscape gardener Capability Brown, from the agricultural revolution to his iconic landscapes. The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk historian John Phibbs delves into the work and world of the original landscape gardener Capability Brown, from the agricultural revolution to his iconic landscapes. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.  For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
4/26/202229 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gardens - The political garden

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the history of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this episode historian Dr Oliver Cox talks about the political history of gardens in the age of the enlightenment. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.  For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
4/14/202225 minutes, 30 seconds
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Gardens - Hampton Court Palaces’ kitchen garden

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Gardener Vicki Cooke explores the history of  Hampton Court's kitchen garden where she works today. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.  For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
4/7/202216 minutes, 46 seconds
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Gardens - The Folklore of gardens

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.     In this talk Hampton Court Palace's Gardens and Estates Manager, Graham Dillamore explores the theme of folklore and gardens. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.  For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
3/31/202228 minutes, 39 seconds
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Queen Anne: the politics of passion

Despite ill health and tragedy, Queen Anne was a surprisingly successful monarch. This series from our archive explores perceptions of her reign. In this talk historian Dr Anne Somers, takes us through the life of Queen Anne, and encourages us to rethink her reign. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
3/24/202241 minutes, 46 seconds
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Queen Anne: the politics of appearance

Despite ill health and tragedy, Queen Anne was a surprisingly successful monarch. This series from our archive explores perceptions and conceptions of her reign. In this episode historian Dr Anna Whitelock discusses the body of Queen Anne, and how her appearance has influenced how people think about of her reign. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
3/17/202254 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jeffrey Hudson: the Queen's Dwarf

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive. In this episode join Historic Royal Palace’s Chris Gidlow to explore the intriguing life of Sir Jeffrey Hudson, the queen's dwarf, at the court of Charles I. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
3/10/202240 minutes, 49 seconds
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Rituals of the royal bedchamber

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive. In this talk from Historic Royal palaces curator Dr Olivia Fryman, discovers the political significance of the royal bed in the 17th and 18th centuries. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
3/3/202240 minutes, 33 seconds
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Stuart court, entertainment and masques

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive. In this talk historian Dr Anne Daye explores an elaborate form of entertainment at the Stuart court - the Masque. Combining dance, theatre and a fancy dress ball, masques were staged regularly at the Banqueting House in Whitehall. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
2/24/20221 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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Life at the Stuart court

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive. In this talk, Historic Royal Palaces curator Olivia Fryman delves into court life, fashion, etiquette and intrigue during the latter years of the Stuart court. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
2/17/202234 minutes, 25 seconds
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The court of Charles II

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive. In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator Brett Dolman introduces us to Charles II's court and its most famous courtiers and mistresses. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
2/10/202217 minutes, 20 seconds
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Lucy Worlsey's 17th century guide for girls

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive. In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Lucy Worsley takes us on a tour of famous women from the 17th century. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
2/3/202228 minutes, 22 seconds
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Meet the Masters

Our palaces are home to many significant works of art. This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence. In this talk, a panel of experts considers the iconic work of the old masters on display at Hampton Court Palace. This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
1/27/202250 minutes, 58 seconds
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Charles I: Royal Collector

Our palaces are home to many significant works of art.  This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence. In this talk we explore the role of Charles I as a collector of masterpieces. As the first British monarch to collect art for art's sake, he lay the foundations of today's sumptuous Royal Collection. This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
1/13/202211 minutes, 11 seconds
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Yinka Shonibare: Empire and art

Our palaces are home to many significant works of art. This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence. This conversation with artist Yinka Shonibare explores how the Georgians have influenced modern art, and how Yinka's own work has explored ideas of race, class and the meaning of cultural and national definitions. This talk was originally recorded live at Kensington Palace in 2017. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
1/6/202246 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sacred music and the Reformation

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.  In this talk, Jeremy Summerly, Director of Music at St Peter's College Oxford, explores how Henry VIII used music to shape his own image and consolidate the reformation in England.         This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
12/30/202128 minutes, 58 seconds
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Recreating the past through performance

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power. This talk explores the role of modern performance at Hampton Court Palace, and how the past can be recreated through drama and live interpretation. This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
12/16/202153 minutes, 31 seconds
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Plays of Persuasion

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power. In this talk historian Thomas Betteridge examines how drama was used as a tool for persuasion and diplomacy at the Tudor court. This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
12/2/202130 minutes, 46 seconds
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Playing the Fool with Suzannah Lipscomb

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power. In this talk historian Suzannah Lipscombe explores the role of the fool at the Tudor court, calling into question the myths surrounding these entertainers. This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories  
11/18/202138 minutes, 40 seconds
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Anne Boleyn as musician and composer

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.  In this talk, historian Tamsin Lewis explores Anne Boleyn's keen ability as a musician and composer and how this influenced her role at court. This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
11/4/202138 minutes, 9 seconds
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Black Tudors with Miranda Kaufmann and Michael Ohajuru

To celebrate Black History Month, in this talk art historian Michael Ohajuru and historian Miranda Kaufmann talk about their research into Black Tudors in England during the 16th century. To find out more about Miranda’s book Black Tudors: The Untold Story visit: www.mirandakaufmann.com/black-tudors For more on The John Blanke Project visit: www.johnblanke.com For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories
9/30/202057 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Tower of London's Jewish history    

The Tower of London has an intriguing yet relatively unknown Jewish history. This series compiled from our archive reveals some fascinating stories from the Tower’s shared past with the Jewish community. In this talk our panel explore the role the Tower of London has played in Jewish history from 1066 to the modern day. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories
8/26/202055 minutes, 49 seconds
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Coinage and the expulsion of the Jews

The Tower of London has an intriguing yet relatively unknown Jewish history. This series compiled from our archive reveals some fascinating stories from the Tower’s shared past with the Jewish community. This episode explores 13th-century coinage, the Jewish community’s status as money lenders, and the events that culminated in their tragic expulsion from England. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories
8/12/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 54 seconds
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The dangers of Tudor life   

In this intriguing talk, historian Steven Gunn explores accidents in Tudor life and uncovers some of the worrying dangers people encountered living during the era. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories
7/29/202053 minutes, 36 seconds
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Anne Boleyn: life in the shadow of the Tower

In this talk, historians Lauren Mackay, Susannah Lipscombe and George Bernard explore the life of Anne Boleyn and her relationship with the Tower of London.
7/15/202059 minutes, 3 seconds
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Contextualising Henry VIII with Steven Gunn  

In this episode historian Steven Gunn concludes our series of talks on Henry VIII by taking a step back and allowing us to understand the wider social and political context of Henry VIII's reign In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.  
7/8/20208 minutes, 18 seconds
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The role of Henry VIII's court with Glenn Richardson   

In this episode historian Glenn Richardson explores losing your head at Henry VIII's court, by contextualising how the court operated as the machinery of monarchy. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.  
7/1/20208 minutes, 44 seconds
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Survival strategies at Henry VIII's court with David Loades    

In this talk historian David Loades explores survival strategies at Henry VIII's court by assessing developments in his personality throughout his reign. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.  
6/24/20207 minutes, 15 seconds
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What not to do at Henry VIII's court with Jessie Childs

In this episode historian Jessie Childs advises us what not to do at the court of Henry VIII in order to keep your head. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.  
6/17/20206 minutes, 58 seconds
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Surviving Henry VIII with Hilary Mantel  

In this episode author Hilary Mantel enlightens us on what it takes to have influence at the Tudor Court and what to do in order to survive King Henry VIII. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.  
6/10/20208 minutes, 1 second
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How did you keep your head at Henry VIII's court?  

In this episode historian Derek Wilson asks the question that preoccupied many of the people close to Henry VIII: how do you keep your head at Henry VIII's court? In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.  
6/3/20204 minutes, 15 seconds
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The development of Henry VIII with Eric Ives  

In this episode historian Eric Ives argues for the good versus the bad Henry, and questions if he deserves his reputation as a tyrant king.       In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.           
5/27/202012 minutes, 7 seconds
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The young and the old Henry VIII with Margaret George

In this episode historian Margaret George explores Henry VIII's personality, paranoia and his realisation of power. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.  These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.           
5/20/20208 minutes, 47 seconds
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Henry VIII and his ministers with John Guy 

In this episode historian John Guy explores Henry's successes, and the role of his Chief Ministers in achieving them. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.  These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.           
5/13/20207 minutes, 40 seconds
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Henry VIII vs. Henry VII with Derek Wilson 

In this episode historian Derek Wilson examines the Whitehall mural which is thought to display Henry's underlying insecurities about his father, Henry VII. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.  These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.           
5/6/20207 minutes, 36 seconds
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The two Henry's with Susannah Lipscombe

In this episode historian Susannah Lipscombe explores the idea of Henry having two personalities. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.  These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.           
4/29/20205 minutes, 57 seconds
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The young Henry VIII with Phillipa Gregory 

In this episode author and historian Phillippa Gregory talks about the young Henry who she believes was tragically damaged from a young age. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.  These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.           
4/22/20208 minutes, 6 seconds
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How royal illness changed history

In this talk with Historic Royal Palace’s Chief Curator Lucy Worsley and TV Executive Emma Hindley, we go behind the scenes of the BBC series Fit to Rule, and explore how royal illness influenced the reigns of our monarchs throughout history.
4/8/202033 minutes, 55 seconds
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George III and mental health

2020 marks the bicentenary of the death of George III, who has often been coined by history as the 'mad' king. In this episode historian Elaine Chalus explores the mental health of George III and how it affected his reign and overshadowed his legacy.
4/1/202021 minutes, 32 seconds
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England's medieval queens    

To celebrate women's history month, this series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.          In this final talk from this series, historian Lisa Hilton explores the lives of England’s medieval queens, from Matilda of Flanders, the Conqueror’s queen, to Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor consort. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories 
3/25/202045 minutes
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What can we learn from the leaders of the past?  

In this discussion a panel of experts explore the qualities of good leaders as they consider the question 'what can we learn from the great leaders of history?' Of course, most leaders of the past were men, so the panel explore the concepts of gender and leadership. This talk was recorded at the Tower of London in 2015. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories
3/18/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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Who was Henrietta Howard? With Tracy Borman

To celebrate women's history month, this mini series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. Join Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator, Tracy Borman, as she uncovers the extraordinary life of Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II and servant to Queen Caroline. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories
3/11/202038 minutes, 9 seconds
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The not so bloody Mary

To celebrate women's history month, this mini series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.          In this conversation, historian Dr Alice Hunt traces Mary I's life from her birth as a royal princess to her ultimate succession and reign as queen. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories 
3/4/202021 minutes, 16 seconds
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Elizabeth I and gossip with Anna Whitelock

In this talk historian Dr Anna Whitelock explores how Elizabeth I cleverly used gender and gossip to manipulate a court full of men. Discover how this remarkable female monarch changed the state of power play in what was traditionally a man’s world. History has traditionally taken a negative view of women in power. This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.          For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories 
2/26/202052 minutes, 49 seconds
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Secrets of success with Jane Garvey

History has traditionally taken a negative view of women in power. This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.  In this discussion, Jane Garvey, presenter on Radio 4s women’s hour, leads a panel of experts to investigate what it takes for a woman to become a leader among men.         For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories
2/19/202051 minutes, 27 seconds
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How we used to talk about women

This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.  In this episode we revisit a discussion from 2017 where a panel of experts explore the idea of how we used to talk about women, and how the langauge of the past has shaped our views of the present. To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories     
2/12/202059 minutes, 26 seconds
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How we used to talk about LGBTQ+

To celebrate LGBT History Month, we are revisiting a discussion from 2017 where we gathered a panel of experts to explore historical views on LGBTQ+, and to question how far the language and rhetoric of the past has influenced our views on the present. This talk was originally recorded and released in 2017 on the anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967. To find out more about the LGBTQ+ histories and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/lgbt-royal-histories
2/5/202044 minutes, 8 seconds
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Make-up and monarchy

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.          In this talk cosmetics historian Madeline Marsh explores the history of make-up and how the monarchy has used it throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories  
1/29/202053 minutes, 17 seconds
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Princess Diana and David Sassoon

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.          In this charmingly candid conversation Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator Eleri Lynn chats with the fashion designer David Sassoon about his work with Princess Diana and the royal family. This talk was recorded live at Kensington Palace in 2017. To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
1/22/202040 minutes, 54 seconds
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Royal women and power dressing

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.          This talk explores the wardrobes of seven royal women who have used, and continue to use, clothing and fashion as a tool for diplomacy. This talk was recorded live at Kensington Palace in 2016. To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories   
1/15/202019 minutes, 47 seconds
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The journey of a royal dress

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.          This talk on the fashion of 20th century royal women, takes a journey through the design of a royal dress; from the initial brief to the garment’s production and completion. To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories  
1/8/202036 minutes, 9 seconds
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Contemporary fashion and royal inspiration

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.          In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ curator Alexandra Kim explores how contemporary fashion has taken inspiration from the style of kings and queens of the past. This talk was recorded live at Kensington Palace in 2012 To find out more about the history and strories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
1/8/202024 minutes, 55 seconds
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The history of Christmas dinner

Tis the season to be jolly, so we've dipped into our stocking full of podcasts and pulled out three festive talks that explore Christmas traditions through the ages.  Join food historian Dr Annie Gray as she explores the traditions of Christmas dinner, from medieval festive fare through to the decadent Edwardians. For more information on the history of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
12/18/201956 minutes, 2 seconds
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The history of Christmas traditions

Tis the season to be jolly, so we've dipped into our stocking full of podcasts and pulled out three festive talks that explore Christmas traditions through the ages.  In this talk, historian Dr Mark Connely takes us on a comical whistle stop tour of Christmas traditions, from Medieval times right through to the Victorians and modern day. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
12/11/201946 minutes, 35 seconds
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The history of Christmas performance

Tis the season to be jolly, so we've dipped into our stocking full of podcasts and pulled out three festive talks that explore Christmas traditions through the ages. In this episode, Kate Howard from Past Pleasures talks about the roots of the traditional Christmas panto in an era that brought entertainment to the masses. For more information on the history of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
12/4/201942 minutes, 49 seconds
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Lucy Worsley's favourite queen

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian Kings. This series complied from our archive explores famous Georgians in all their glory. Join Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Lucy Worsley as she tells us about her favourite Queen – Caroline – wife of George II, and enlightened leader of the Georgian court. This talk was recorded live in 2017 at Hillsborough Court House, Northern Ireland.  For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
11/27/201950 minutes, 9 seconds
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The court of George II

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian Kings.  This series complied from our archive explores famous Georgians in all their glory. In this talk we hear about Lord Hervey; a Georgian courtier and politician who offers us an insight into the gossipy court of George II and Queen Caroline. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories  
11/20/201934 minutes, 55 seconds
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The first Georgians with Lucy Worsley

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian kings.  This series compiled from our archive, explores famous Georgians in all their glory. In this talk Chief Curator Lucy Worsley takes a sneak peek behind the scenes of the BBC Four series, The First Georgians. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2014. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories   
11/13/201945 minutes, 51 seconds
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The court of George I with Tracy Borman

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian Kings.  This series complied from our archive explores famous Georgians in all their glory. In this talk our Chief Curator Tracy Borman, explores the court of George I and the Hanoverian culture he brought with him to England. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace 2014. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
11/6/201943 minutes, 34 seconds
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Who was the most glorious Georgian? with Lucy Worsley

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian Kings. This series complied from our archive explores famous Georgians in all their glory. In this talk, join Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Lucy Worsley and a team of experts as they put their case forward for who was the most glorious Georgian. This panel was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2014 For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
11/6/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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Outliers - Stories from the edge of history

Outliers - Stories from the edge of history is an historic fiction podcast that reveals the people hiding in the shadows of real events at some of the greatest palaces ever built.  Subscribe and listen wherever it is you get your podcasts by searching Outliers - Stories from the edge of history, or following the below links. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/outliers-stories-from-the-edge-of-history/id1310165230 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6TRTiI4MUUgoCCRBFyuMwk Discover the history behind Outliers - blog.hrp.org.uk  
11/5/201921 seconds
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Lucy Worsley and the long-awaited son

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.  In this discussion the panel of experts unravel the preparations, rituals, and personalities involved in the christening of Edward VI, Henry VIII's long awaited son. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
10/31/201951 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Eltham Rules

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.    In this talk Chris Gidlow from Historic Royal Palaces explores the Eltham Ordinances, the rules that existed to keep the Tudor court functioning and in order. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2017. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 
10/31/201946 minutes, 4 seconds
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The drama of Tudor coronations

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.    In this talk historian Dr Alice Hunt examines 16th century coronations, how they responded to monarchical and religious changes of the time, and what they tell us about legitimacy, representation and the purpose of ceremony. This talk was recorded live at the Tower of London in 2013. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories   
10/31/201954 minutes, 38 seconds
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Hilary Mantel's 'Bring up the Bodies'

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII. In this talk renowned author Hilary Mantel sheds light on her novel 'Bring up the Bodies', the history behind it, and the process for writing captivating historical fiction. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2012. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories  
10/30/201946 minutes, 40 seconds
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At home with the royal Tudors

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.  In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Tracy Borman goes behind the scenes to investigate the private lives of the Tudors. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016. For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
10/30/201952 minutes, 59 seconds
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Thomas Cromwell with Tracy Borman

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.            In this episode Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Tracy Borman explores one of her favourite topics, the turbulent life of Thomas Cromwell and his relationship with the English Reformation. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2017. For more information on the histories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
10/24/201950 minutes, 49 seconds
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Henry VIII: the making of a monarch

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.            In this episode historian Lauren Johnson explores Henry VIII’s early years and his journey from modest prince to bold, uncompromising king. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016. For more information on the histories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
10/24/201950 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tudor dress and courtly power

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.            In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator Eleri Lynn discusses how Tudor fashion was designed to convey messages of status, power and authority in the Tudor court. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2017. For more information on the histories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
10/23/201943 minutes, 39 seconds
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Henry VIII's six wives with Lucy Worsley

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.            In this episode, Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Lucy Worsley introduces us to her favourite queen and wife of Henry VIII, and discusses her BBC TV series ‘Henry VIII's Six Wives’. This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016. For more information on the histories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories
10/23/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 41 seconds