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Tudor Time Machine Podcast

English, History, 1 season, 144 episodes, 1 day, 20 hours, 29 minutes
About
This is a history podcast and a story podcast rolled into one. It’s a secret history of the Elizabethan court set in 1565. Everyone thinks they know the truth of Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth, but we’re going to tell you what we think really happened. The central characters are all based on real people from the court. After we read the story section, we’ll take a dive into history behind the episode. Fun!
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 84, 'superserviceable"'

Philadelphia is annoyed at her servant Jane's pandering.  Jessica and Gage know that working for Philadelphia is no easy task.
5/18/20248 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 83, 'partlet'

Philadelphia frets that 'common' people don't dress to their station. Gage  and Jessica find sumptuary laws insulting and unenforceable.
5/11/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 82, 'snow broth'

Gage and Jessica are astounded by Philadelphia's daring as she steals a manuscript from RB and takes it to the most haunted town in England! 
5/4/202410 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 81, 'geck'

Gage and Jessica are impressed to hear about Philadelphia putting her man to the test – a chastity test – when she sets in motion a scheme to prove the loyalty of her paramour RB. The results prove to be decidedly convenient for her.
4/27/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 80, 'Heidegyes'

Philadelphia shares that heidegyes isn’t just for frolicking. Gage finds pinching odd. And Jessica has doubts about the first ever English novel.
4/20/20249 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 79, 'prating'

Philadelphia shares the latest on her on/off relationship with RB including a tale of her own stage performance with RB himself. Gage admits to being impressed by her performance while Jessica finds herself tallying the body count in The Maid’s Tragedy.
4/13/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 78, 'noddie'

Does Philadelphia find RB a noddie or a delight?  Jessica and Gage learn about the writer, Isabel Whitney.
4/6/20249 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 77, 'extempore'

Philadelphia does not want to be wooed by the words of Shakespeare, she wants RB to speak extempore!  Jessica and Gage think they see trouble ahead for Philadelphia and RB.
3/30/20247 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 75, 'doth'

Philadelphia's obsession with 'RB' doesn't keep her from being a grammar sheriff.  How doth she do it?  
3/23/20249 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 75, 'cocker'

Philadelphia believes she has found 'true love'.  Jessica and Gage are surprised to learn the 16th century meaning of cocker.
3/17/20249 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 74, 'con’

Philadelphia is over the moon about her new paramour, Richard Burbage, and adores his wooing her with the words of the great romantic characters of the time. Jessica and Gage  wonder if it is all a 'con'.
3/9/20248 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 73, 'tiring room’

Philadelphia denies that meeting star of the 16th Globe Theater, Richard Burbage, has left her awestruck. Jessica and Gage consider the power of celebrity, then and now.
3/2/20247 minutes, 37 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 72, 'soever’

Philadelphia is in fine form as she declares (with a HINT of bias) the cruelest soever to rule in the REAL game of thrones. Jessica and Gage lament their (likely) inability to hold themselves together if ever their fates meet a guillotine.
2/24/20249 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 71, 'smellsmock’

Philadelphia, Jessica and Gage find 'smell-smock' a disturbing expression in any century!!
2/17/20248 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 70, 'vouchsafe’

Philadelphia believes Dr. John Dee's astrological predictions for her life while Jessica and Gage vouchsafe they did not know exactly what this word meant.  
2/10/202410 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 69, 'Ere’

Philadelphia declares Mary I a loathsome Queen, Jessica and Gage ponder which step-child Catherine Parr loved best, and decide it's relative.
2/3/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 68, 'boyar’

Jessica & Gage are shocked to learn a 16th century monarch may have had more wives that Henry VIII--Tsar Ivan had either six or eight wives, depending who/how you count!  Philadelphia opines that of course the Tsar tried to entice Elizabeth I to wed. 
1/27/202414 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 67, 'vizard ’

Philadelphia relishes the thrill of wearing a vizard to a party so she can free her wicked tongue--Jessica and Gage find the mask a bit creepy!
1/20/202411 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 66, ’candle waster’

Philadelphia disdains a candle waster, but Jessica and Gage are more sympathetic, sometimes night-time is the right-time
1/13/20246 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 65, ’elengeness’

Philadelphia laments the elengeness of love, while Jessica and Gage enjoy how it inspired the musical 'Six'.
1/6/202410 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 63, ’Dastard’

Philadelphia snubs all men who are dastards while Jessica and Gage recall the villain-Dick Dastardly.
12/30/20238 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 63, ’Motley’

Philadelphia, Jessica and Gage love a comedian, but what does Philadelphia think of 'Mötley Crüe? 
12/23/20237 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 62, ’brachet’

Philadelphia, Jessica and Gage all love a 'brachet', but Jessica and Gage are shocked by Arthur's bad boy antics in Le Morte d'Arthur.
12/16/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 61 ’angel’

Philadelphia scares the devil out of hell and Jessica and Gage learn Elizabeth I healed subjects with her hands.
12/9/20238 minutes
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 60 ’fancy monger’

Philadelphia, Jessica & Gage consider that 'monger' is now primarily negative, 'warmonger', 'hate monger'  but in the 16th century that was not so!  
12/2/202311 minutes, 49 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 59 ’bedazzled’

Philadelphia, Jessica & Gage are astonished that a woman with as much self-control as Elizabeth 1 can become bedazzled by the young and charming Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex. 
11/25/202310 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 58 ’hurly burly’

Philadelphia is piqued that her kinswomen boldly married without the permission of Queen Elizabeth. Jessica and Gage enjoy the 'hurly burly'.  
11/18/20238 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 57 ’bethought’

Philadelphia, Jessica & Gage discuss the bathroom humor and sense of fun Martin Marprelate brought to his criticisms of the Church of England.
11/11/202310 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 56 ’contumely’

  Philadelphia, Jessica & Gage listen to three versions of 'to be or not be' by Benedict Cumberbatch, Adrian Lester and Andrew Scott, and also their use of our word of the week in that most famous of speeches.  Let us know which one you enjoy most!
11/4/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 55 ’sally forth’

Philadelphia decides she must do what she must do and 'sally forth' when her castle is attacked by Mary I's men.  Jessica and Gage try to convince Philadelphia that her grandmother, Mary Boleyn, had a tryst with Henry VIII.
10/28/202310 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 54 ’muckinder’

  Philadelphia is piqued by a snotty 'muckinder'.  Jessica and Gage think a 'muckinder' is still a useful accessory.
10/21/20238 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 53, ’Dump’

Philadelphia is cross when Jessica and Gage poke fun at the word, 'dump'.  'Sigh No More' is a 16th century dump, but does R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts' classify as a modern dump?
10/14/20237 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 51 ’flibbertigibbet’

Philadelphia relishes meeting anyone who is a charming flibbertigibbet. Jessica and Gage discuss how this charming word fits into the tragedy, 'King Lear'.
10/7/20237 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 51 ’madding’

Philadelphia's word this week 'madding' is not to be confused with maddening! Jessica and Gage talk about the use of this word in the 16th century pamphlet defending the rights of women by Jane Anger.
10/1/20238 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 50 ’minkins’

Philadelphia finds Londoners to be absolute minkins! Jessica and Gage talk about how minkins is used in 'The Prodigal Son', a play attributed to Shakespeare.
9/23/20237 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 49 ’coney-catching’

Philadelphia warns London visitors to keep an eye out for 'coney-catchers,' while Jessica and Gage talk about Robert Greene's views on corruption and why he should be remembered for more than his famous insult to Shakeaspeare.
9/16/20236 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week Episode 48, ’jangling’

Philadelphia dissaproves of 'jangling' courtiers, while Jessica and Gage consider why Elizabeth I decided to, or not to, use the word 'jangling' when she admonished parliament for considering her successor.
9/9/20239 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 47 ’mumping’

Philadelphia's word this week, 'mumping',  is used in a letter read by Olivia Coleman found here: https://youtu.be/4pIrkEsh7Vo?si=UV5ToiXZLenRwAvF. Jessica, Gage and Philadelphia disagree about whether or not Olivia should be so funny as she reads.
9/2/20239 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 46 ’noddle’

Philadelphia's word this week,'noddle' is something every tudorphile uses well! Jessica and Gage learn that 'The Taming of the Shrew' has and induction with a character named Christopher Sly.
8/26/20237 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 45. ’avouch’

Philadelphia's word this week, 'avouch',  is something that it is almost impossible to do in the 16th century. Jessica and Gage talk about Shakespeare's MacBeth.
8/19/20238 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 44, ’filch’

Philadelphia's word this week,'filch' is something she says she would never do. Jessica and Gage talk about the amazing Mary Sidney. Listen in!
8/12/20238 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 43, ’neat’s tongue’

Philadelphia's word this week, 'neat's tongue', names one of Philadelphia's favorite foods. Jessica and Gage talk about Shakespeare's skill with an insult.
8/5/20236 minutes, 45 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 42, ’Unheedy’

Philadelphia's word this week, 'unheedy', leads her to realize how upsetting 'A Midsummer's Night Dream' truly is.  Jessica and Gage are amazed at Philadelphia's interpretation of the play.
7/29/20239 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week ’disport’

Philadelphia recovers from an evening of disport while Jessica and Gage consider Elizabeth I's use of the word of the week in her famous Tilbury speech. 
7/22/202310 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week Episode 40, ’mickle’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is, 'mickle'. Philadelphia is distressed at the very idea of having a mickle of pox.  Jessica and Gage laugh at the use of 'mickle' in Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors.
7/15/20237 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Word of the week episode 39, ’baggage’

Philadelphia does not want to have to call anyone 'baggge'. Jessica and Gage consider what comedy is, in the play, 'A Chaste Maid in Cheapside.'
7/8/20236 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week Episode 38, ’kicky wicky’

Philadelphia relishes when her favorite calls her 'kicky wicky'. Jessica and Gage consider the very brief performance history of "All's Well That Ends Well', is it because Helen claims the man? 
7/1/20238 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week Episode 36, ’stain’

Philadelphia explains that 'stain' is a very serious word, and may result in damnation. Jessica and Gage consider the seven deadly sins. 
6/24/20237 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tudor Time MachineWord of the Week 36, ’miching’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is, 'miching'.  Jessica and Gage are astonished to learn Thomas Heywood wrote more than 200 plays.
6/17/20236 minutes, 28 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 35, ’figent’

Philadelphia enjoys the word, 'figent' in the play 'Easward Ho!' Jessica and Gage wonder why Philadelphia is such a snob. 
6/10/20237 minutes, 7 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 34, ’jouissance’

Philadelphia enjoys the word, 'jouissance' in the play 'Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay' by Robert Greene. Jessica and Gage learn that a man like Greene could never have been master of the revels. 
6/3/20236 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 33, ’abjure’

Philadelphia enjoys the word, 'abjure' in the play 'Dido, Queen of Carthage'. Jessica and Gage wonder why Cupid has to be so cruel. 
5/27/20235 minutes, 26 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 31, ’impudence’

Philadelphia is disgusted by the 'judgey' tone in the word 'impudence'. Jessica and Gage discuss the use of the word in a bloody play that explores the fallout of 'bad love' -- 'The changeling.' 
5/20/20235 minutes, 45 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 30, ’soft’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is, 'soft'. Philadelphia enjoys saying this cute short word and also enjoys one very long one.  Jessica and Gage are impressed.
5/13/20235 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 30, ’boggler’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is, 'boggler'. Philadelphia is no boggler and regales us with the story of a runaway horse. Jessica and Gage discuss this word's use in Shakespeare's , 'Antony and Cleopatra'.
5/6/20235 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 29, ’Philosophatrix’

Philadelphia opines that she enjoys that her queen, Elizabeth I, is a fine ’philosophatrix’. Jessica and Gage discuss the use of the word in a play that celebrates the 'virgin queen' and the perils of love, John Lyly’s 'Sappho and Phao'.
4/29/20237 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 28, ’privy’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'privy'. Philadelphia is baffled that in the 21st c. we don't know the word's many uses. Jessica and Gage discuss this word in Dekker's comedy, 'The Shoemaker's Holiday'.
4/22/20237 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 27, ’miscreant’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'miscreant'. Philadelphia is peeved that the miscreants at court are never reprimanded. Jessica and Gage discuss this word in Shakespear's great play. 'King Lear'.
4/15/20237 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 26, ’brabble’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'brabble.  Jessica and Gage discuss the bloody 16th century true crime play, 'Arden of Faversham', a story filled with brabble.
4/8/20238 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 25, ’unhouseled’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'unhouseled'.   Philadelphia opines that to die unhouseled is truly hellish. Jessica and Gage discuss that this word was once very weighty but is now almost forgotten.
4/1/20237 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 24, ’sconce’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'sconce'.  Jessica and Gage are surprised to learn the many meanings of what they thought was a pretty common word.  Philadelphia is amused.
3/25/20238 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 23, ’bespeak’

Philadelphia's word this week is 'bespeak' and she does bespeak you to give it a listen! 
3/18/20238 minutes
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 22 ’intelligencer’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'intelligencer'.   Philadelphia opines that she dislikes an intelligencer who rats her out at court. Jessica and Gage discuss the use of intelligencer in a play that's very bloody, 'The Duchess of Malfi'.
3/11/20237 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 21 ’bedswerver’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'bedswerver'.   Philadelphia opines she prefers a boring man to a jealous man and Jessica and Gage discuss bedswerver in a play that's all about jealousy, Shakespeare's, 'The Winter's Tale'.
3/4/20237 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 20 ’ambages’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'ambages'.   Jessica and Gage discuss its usage in the influential play by Thomas Kyd, 'The Spanish Tragedy'.
2/25/20238 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 19 ’fubbery’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'fubbery'.  Philadelphia must engage in a little fubbery to get what she wants in the Tudor court.  Jessica and Gage discuss its usage in the influential play by John Marston, 'The Malcontent'.
2/18/20237 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 18 ’Giglet’

Philadelphia Carey's tudor word this week is 'giglet'.  This word sounds cute, but  is actually a demeaning slur.
2/11/20236 minutes
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 17 ’quiddity’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'quiddity'.  Philadelphia can be philosophical, and in this episode she considers the use of quiddity in the play The Tragical History ofDoctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe.
2/5/20235 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week ’huggermugger’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'huggermugger'.  Philadelphia loves a court filled with huggermugger! Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and its role in that greatest of plays, 'Hamlet'.
1/28/20238 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 15 ’ningle’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'ningle'. Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and Philadelphia cries because her ningle is a ningle-ningle!
1/21/20236 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the the Week 14 ’fackins’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'fackins'.  Philadelphia loves this naughty word! Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes and why, then is now, a strong curse can be oh-so satisfying.
1/14/20236 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine word of the week 13 ’dissemble’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'dissemble'. Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes, and how a certain character uses it to wreck havoc!
1/7/20235 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the the week 12 ’Hilding’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'Hilding'. Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes.  And Philadelphia declares she prefers Mercutio over Romeo!
12/31/20226 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 11 ’Keech’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'Keech'. Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes.  And Philadelphia asks which of Shakespeare's plays is actually the 'cursed' one?
12/17/20225 minutes
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 10 ’Ambodexter’

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'ambodexter'. Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes.  And who is this Lordling Barry?
12/10/20225 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 9

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'cozen'. Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes. Don't forget to check out YouTube to see the animation!
12/3/20225 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 8

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'grutch'. Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes. Don't forget to check out YouTube to see the animation!
11/26/20224 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 7

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'goll'. Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes. Don't forget to check out YouTube to see the animation!
11/19/20225 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 6

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'nip a bung' (three words in ones). Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might come upon it in your Tudor tomes. Don't forget to check out YouTube to see the animation!
11/13/20226 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'clap' (a familiar word with a less familiar meaning). Jessica and Gage discuss its usage and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes. Don't forget to check out YouTube to see the animation!
11/5/20224 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 4

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'bescumber'  Jessica and Gage discuss its meaning and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes. Don't forget to check out YouTube to see the animation!
10/29/20224 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tudor Word of the Week 3

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'toadstone'  Jessica and Gage discuss its meaning and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes. Don't forget to check out YouTube to see the animation!
10/22/20224 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Word of the Week 2

Philadelphia Carey's Tudor word this week is 'mumbudget'.  Jessica and Gage discuss its meaning and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes. Don't forget to check out YouTube to see the animation!
10/15/20224 minutes, 8 seconds
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TUDOR WORD OF THE WEEK I

A new series in which Philadelphia Carey chooses a Tudor word, then Jessica and Gage discuss its meaning and where you might run across it in your Tudor tomes. Don't forget to check out YouTube to see the animation!  
10/8/20223 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Episode 60

1542--HATFIELD HOUSE  In which Margaret wonders what future the young Elizabeth can possibly have. After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss whether or not Elizabeth was a 'great' ruler.
9/24/202231 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 59

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL    In which the Vasa’s set sail and Constance discovers the secret of the pomander. After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss the famous letter that Anne Boleyn may or may not have written from the tower.
9/10/202232 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 58

THE ARUNDEL INN In which two servants try to convince Philomena that Black Jack is a worthy man After the reading Jessica and Gage discuss how the economic savvy of Thomas Gresham changed England and the laws of operating a business 'femme sole'.
8/27/202227 minutes, 37 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 57

1536 -THE TOWER OF LONDON In which Anne decides she must tell Wyatt the truth before she goes to the block. After the story Jessica and Gage discuss whether or not Anne would still consider herself a Catholic when she died.
8/13/202230 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 56

 THE CLIFFS OF DOVER  In which Constance uses her words to disgust the pious Charles. After the story Jessica and Gage discuss the notorious life of the historical Charles Paget.
7/30/202237 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 55

ON THE GRAVESEND ROAD In which Constance is caught by Black Jack who is honor bound to drag her back to London and the judgement of the crown.  After the story Jessica and Gage talk about the famous road from London to Dover and the difference between highwayman and footpads.
7/16/202232 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 54

In which Constance rides through the dark streets of London and encounters Howard men who doubt her disguise. After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss the Roman history of London, and speculate on the meaning of female bravery in the 16th century.  
7/2/202231 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Episode 53

 THE ARUNDEL INN  In which Constance fears  punishment at the hands of Howards and Philomena suggests a terrible option. After the story Jessica and Gage discuss the very few ways a woman could gain power during the Tudor Period.
6/18/202238 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Episode 52

THE GARDEN OF CECIL HOUSE  In which Constance discovers the nature of Rutland’s love. Things are heating up between Constance and Rutland... After the story Jessica and Gage discuss whether it was possible to choose a marriage partner for yourself in Tudor England.
6/4/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 51

OUTSIDE THE POULTRY COMPTER In which the history of the relic is told and Constance is given a deadly assignment. After the reading Jessica and Gage discuss Rizzo's murder and the difficulty of getting the news of the attempted overthrow of Mary Queen of Scots from Edinburgh to London.
5/21/202240 minutes, 1 second
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 50

THE POULTRY COMPTER  In which Lady Mildred forces Constance to make an impossible bargain. After the story Jessica and Gage debate whether or not Elizabeth I was as temperamental as her father.
5/7/202230 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 49

1532 --QUARRENDON HOUSE --THE HOME OF MARGARET AND ANTHONY LEE In which Anne lays bare a dangerous future. After the story, Jessica and Gage debate whether Anne and Henry were or were not in love and the questionable timing of Anne's pregnancy with Elizabeth.
4/23/202230 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Episode 48

THE POULTRY COMPTER In which Constance is in part forgiven then wholly condemned. After the reading Jessica and Gage talk about plague doctors; the role they played in helping people live and die, and the statistical information they gathered that we still use today.  
4/9/202226 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Episode 47

 1532--CALAIS: THE PALACE OF THE EXCHEQUER In which Margaret is happy to be left and Thomas has an unlooked for visitor. After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss whether or not Anne Boleyn would have been better off if she had accepted Henry's offer to be his 'royal mistress'.  Could Anne Boleyn have amassed the same amount of influence as Francis'  mistress, Anne de Pisseleu?
3/26/202229 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 46

BEDFORD HOUSE In Which Philomena Receives a Gift and a Rebuke After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss the ill-advised, topsy-turvy, attempt by Princess Cecilia and the Margrave to escape their creditors and flee England.  
3/12/202230 minutes, 5 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 45

BEDFORD HOUSE In which Constance is accused and Philomena bribes a jailer After the reading Jessica and Gage discuss the system of jails in Tudor England.
2/26/202239 minutes
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The Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 44

 THE ARUNDELL INN  In which Sir Francis Darell takes a bath, and rumours fly! After the story Jessica and Gage discuss the horrific murder of Rizzo.
2/12/202227 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 43

NEAR BARNARD’S INN In which two cousins meet and the pomander is won  After the story Jessica and Gage discuss what was truly valued at the elite Tudor Universities. (It's not great scholarship.)
1/29/202232 minutes, 45 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 42

THE ARUNDELL INN  In which the alchemist lives up to his promise and Sir Francis Darrell keeps his  word After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss the power of the number 3 and female alchemists of the 16th and 17th century. Don't forget to
1/15/202233 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 41

SAVOY HOUSE: THE HOME OF SIR HENRY AND LADY LEE In which Constance visits with Aunt Stonor and receives a gift from her betrothed. After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss Henry VIII’s  destruction of Thomas Becket’s shrine in Canterbury and his double-dealing quelling the popular revolt called the ‘The Pilgrimage of Grace’.   
1/1/202238 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 40

THE ARUNDELL INN In which Philomena prepares for Saint Valentine’s and all the ladies run for love.  After the story Jessica and Gage discuss the pagan origins of the holiday, and how Chaucer popularized it.
12/18/202135 minutes, 49 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 39

1532--THE ROOMS OF SIR THOMAS WYATT  In which Margaret finds Thomas in languor and lights the fire of ambition under his arse. After the story Jessica and Gage discuss Katherine of Aragon's fight to prove her marriage to Henry VIII valid.
12/4/202131 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 38

CHEAPSIDE In which Constance and Philomena impersonate a boy by post. After the story Jessica and Gage discuss primogeniture law and what would have happened if Henry VIII's bastard son had lived.
11/20/202136 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 37

1527--ANNE BOLEYN’S CHAMBER In which Thomas gives up the chase and Anne is caught. After the story Jessica and Gage discuss Anne's 'reputation' as a 'great whore' and Petrarch's influence on Thomas Wyatt's passionate poetry. 
11/6/202122 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Episode 36

In which January 1st  is celebrated, the queen evens the score and the Countess of Lennox writes verse.   After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss the messy switch from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, Tudor festivals, and the lords of misrule. 
10/23/202136 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 35

1527--THE PALACE OF GREENWICH In which Margaret sends her brother away for his own good.   After the story Jessica and Gage discuss Wyatt's rule-breaking trip to Italy and Henry VIII's hedged bets on succession!
10/9/202143 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 34

THE ARUNDELL INN In which Constance and Philomena study Wyatt’s possessions, but learn by his debts. After the story Jessica and Gage discuss the historical/medical use for pomanders, the power of the goldsmith's guild in Tudor England and the dangerous, heavy signage that once hung outside of shops!
9/25/202143 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 33

CECIL HOUSE  In which Mildred Cecil averts a duel and wins a round. After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss dueling and Robert Ascham's idea of double translations.
9/11/202132 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 32

BEDFORD HOUSE  In which Philomena and Constance become Ned, and Black Jack is fooled.
8/28/202156 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 31

1526--THE PALACE OF GREENWICH In which  Anne and Wyatt compose a song.
8/14/202131 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 30

BARNARDS INNI In which Constance and Philomena visit the mercurial George Wyatt in order to gain advantage. After the reading Jessica and Gage discuss the poet Wyatt and his son the soldier Wyatt and why the family lost everything after the younger Wyatt lead a rebellion.
7/31/202131 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 29

CECIL HOUSE In which Constance receives an unexpected education.
7/17/202138 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 28

THE ARUNDELL INN  In which Constance seeks solace and Philomena recalls a Wyatt
7/3/202133 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 27

THE CHAPEL AT WHITEHALL  In which Wyatt’s grandson makes a scene, and Charles Paget, a strange proposal.
6/19/202149 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 26

1526--THE ROOMS OF SIR THOMAS WYATT  In which a ring trumps a ribbon.
6/5/202135 minutes, 27 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 25

THE ARUNDELL INN  In which Philomena bids her Black Jack stay and Cecilia bids her Margrave go.
5/22/202140 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 24

1565--THE TOWER OF LONDON  In which Constance reads poetry in the Tower and dances with a satyr.
5/8/202141 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 23

1526 —THE THAMES RIVER BANK AT GREENWHICH In which Thomas Wyatt gives a swimming lesson.
4/24/202136 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 22

SAVOY HOUSE:  THE HOME OF SIR HENRY AND LADY LEE  In which Philomena plays the thief and Cecilia the avenging angel.
4/10/202144 minutes, 3 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 21

THE PALACE OF WHITEHALL In which Constance plays the poet
3/26/202138 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 20

SAVOY HOUSE: THE HOME OF SIR HENRY AND LADY LEE  In which an object of importance is discovered and a winning is remembered.
3/13/202129 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 19

BEDFORD HOUSE In which Constance considers matters of money, medicine, and marriage.
2/27/202141 minutes, 56 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 18

1526--PETWORTH HOUSE  In which Anne Boleyn inspires words of caution and adoration.
2/15/202130 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 17

BEDFORD HOUSE In which Constance plays the messenger and Dearest Sister is named.
2/15/202132 minutes, 33 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 16

 THE LABORATORY OF DOCTOR de LANNOY In which Princess Cecilia shows her knowledge of the art of alchemy and of the art of manipulation.
2/15/202124 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 15

THE ARUNDEL INN In which Philomena attends to many guests and then just one After the story Jessica and Gage discuss Tudor love, marriage, sex and, the all-important early condoms.
2/12/202131 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 14

The River Thames In Which a Spaniard Ferries Constance to a Scot. After the reading Jessica and Gage discuss The Tower of London and Lady Margaret Douglas' claim to the throne.
2/9/202129 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 13

 THE PALACE OF WHITEHALL-THE WEDDING In which there is a joust and a case of mistaken identity.  After the reading Jessica and Gage discuss Tudor Royal Weddings and Elizabethan Cosplay.
2/6/202138 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 12

The Arudell Inn In which a room is searched and heartstrings plucked
11/22/202032 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 11

SILVER STREET In which the wigmaker’s wife sets Constance straight.
11/7/202037 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode10

Bedford House In Which Cecilia is Cleopatra and a Martyr is named, After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss Elizabethan trade with the Ottoman Empire. In 1565. the Ottoman Empire included most of what is now Eastern Europe and North Africa, including Egypt, and most of what is now  Iraq, Iran and Jordan. The ruler was Suleman the Magnificent and the approximate population was over 25 million.
10/28/202030 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 9

THE ARUNDELL INN In which the Earl of Surrey's mistress-maid, Alice, tells the tale of her guilt in the Earl's arrest. After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss the history of the real history of Alice Flanner and the cutting edge technology of the time, the pencil.  
8/31/202020 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 8

Episode 8 In which preparations are made for a wedding and a crime. Returning to 1565 , Constance navigates service to her new mistress, the unpredictable Swedish princess Cecilia Vasa. After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss the history or Celia Vasa's actual journey to England,  
7/18/202030 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 7

1543--THE ARUNDELL INN  In which a soldier and a poet share verse and mayhem during the reign of King Henry VIII! After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss the friendship of the Henry Howard and Thomas Wyatt.  
6/30/202015 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 6

 THE STRAND  In which the mysterious letter changes hands and a friendship is formed.  After the story Jessica and Gage discuss the history of Sir Thomas More and the rules around classification of Catholic relics.
6/16/202024 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 5

BEDFORD HOUSE In which Constance sees a different side of royalty. Constance moves to the topsy-turvy court of Princess Cecilia’s where she learns there is more than one way to be a royal.
5/26/202025 minutes, 45 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 4

THE PALACE OF WHITEHALL In which Constance readies for the Swedes and goes to the Catholics. In this episode, we join Constance as she prepares to move to Cecilia's court. In a laugh-out-loud section, an English Marquis dances naked while the maids-of-honor hoot.  Of course, this insanity is taken from an actual historical happening involving Sir Francis Knollys bursting in on Elizabeth’s ladies.  Jessica does amazing array voices--ENJOY!
5/12/202041 minutes, 39 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 3

Episode Three--THE ARUNDELL INN In this episode, we leave Cecilia and Constance and the world of the court for London town to meet a young innkeeper, Philomena Arundell. After the story, Jessica and Gage discuss the uncomfortable accommodations at court vs the luxury rooms courtiers could get at an inn like Philomena’s.
4/29/202024 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tudor Time Machine Podcast Episode 2

CECIL HOUSE---HOME OF WILLIAM AND MILDRED CECIL In which Lady Elizabeth Clinton demands her will be done, and Constance Stonor awaits her fate. After the story, Jessica and Gage explain the terms, ‘lady in waiting’ and ‘maid of honor’ and discuss what was expected of these noble women (more that you might think).
4/23/202018 minutes, 2 seconds