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Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.

Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.
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Music, culture, the arts, maritime exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century.

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Episodes

Episode 114: Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing

12/1/2018
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In this episode we talk about the early travel writer Richard Hakluyt, who did so much to encourage exploration The link to register for Tudorcon is at TudorFair.com - October 18-20 2019 - Lancaster PA - it's going to be awesome! Show notes coming at Englandcast.com Remember, if you like this show, the number one thing you can do to support it is to leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it makes a huge difference in new people discovering the show!

Duration:00:23:04

Episode 113: Remember, Remember

11/8/2018
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I've been meaning to do an episode on Bonfire Night for ages, and what better timing than to do it on Bonfire Night itself? In this episode I go over what the Gunpowder Plot was, the issues that Catholics were experiencing in Elizabethan England, and how it all turned so drastic, and then fell apart at the last minute. Go to Englandcast.com for show notes. And please remember that if you like this show, the best way you can support it is to leave a rating on Apple Podcasts or iTunes. It's...

Duration:00:26:22

Supplemental: Agoraphobia 2018 - the Haunted Gallery

10/31/2018
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Every year the Agora Podcast Network, of which I am a part, does a special Agoraphobia series in October where each participating podcast does a short halloween themed episode. This was mine from this year - that night we got stuck in the haunted gallery at Hampton Court :) You can listen to other spooky podcasts by checking out the Agora Podcast Network's facebook page for links to all the recent Agoraphobia episodes!

Duration:00:07:38

Episode 112: The Tower Menagerie

10/28/2018
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For some time I've been wanting to do an episode on the Tower Menagerie. In this episode I look at the history of the zoo at the Tower of London. More info and show notes at Englandcast.com. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:17:39

Supplemental: Melita Thomas on Tudor Ladies in Waiting

10/19/2018
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In this interview from the September 2018 Tudor Summit, Melita Thomas talks us through the role of Ladies in Waiting, and how they changed over the years.

Duration:00:30:34

Episode 111: Early American Exploration, and the Lost Colony of Roanoke

10/13/2018
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How was the Lost Colony of Roanoke related to the Spanish Armada? What about those First Americans who made nice with the colonists, and even went back to London? This episode deals with early American exploration, and the Lost Colony of Roanoke, which was settled (and disappeared) 20 years before Jamestown. It was the equivalent of the Elizabethan Apollo Program. Get show notes at Englandcast.com, and remember that if you like this show the number one thing you can do to help it grow and...

Duration:00:19:39

Supplemental: James Peacock at the Tudor Summit

10/5/2018
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This is a supplemental episode featuring James Peacock, from the Anne Boleyn Society, at the Tudor Summit in September 2018. Enjoy!

Duration:00:37:08

Episode 110: Arthur Tudor

9/29/2018
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Arthur Tudor was a Tudor prince who we often think of just in terms of his death. When we do talk about him in life, it's often about whether he consummated his marriage. But there was more to Arthur than that. And after having read a biography of him, I decided to do a complete episode on the boy whose shadow hung over much of the Tudor dynasty, and who helps give us a better understanding of the early Tudor dynasty. If you like this show, please remember to leave a rating on Apple...

Duration:00:27:20

Supplemental: American Scandal from Wondery

9/28/2018
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A new episode is dropping tomorrow in my show, but in the meantime, I wanted to give you this sample of the new podcast from Wondery, American Scandal. I'm super excited for this new show, and I hope you enjoy this preview episode.

Duration:00:16:21

Supplemental: Lauren Johnson at the September 2018 Tudor Summit

9/21/2018
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This is a supplemental episode featuring historian Lauren Johnson at this year's Tudor Summit from a few weeks ago. She talks about her book, So Great a Prince, which is a survey of the year 1509 in England, the year that Henry VIII came to the throne. You can learn more about the Tudor Summit so you don't miss the next one live at TudorSummit.com

Duration:00:37:25

Episode 109: Divorce in the Middle Ages (aka was there precedent for Henry's request)

9/13/2018
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This week, we look at the Big A. Annulment. There is a narrative that Henry was doing something really outrageous when he wanted to end his marriage to Katherine. When instead, he was actually doing something pretty normal. This week we look at divorce and annulments in Medieval England to show that what Henry was asking for was actually something that was very common, and what made it such a big deal was how much it was fought against, and that he didn't get what he was asking for. Show...

Duration:00:26:12

Supplemental: American Innovations Podcast Introduction

9/4/2018
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I know it's been a while since I've dropped a new episode. I spent August getting ready for the Tudor Summit (you can still hear the talks - go to TudorSummit.com to sign up, and you'll get an automatic email with all the links you need). I'll be back with a new episode in about a week. In the meantime, here's a new podcast from Wondery that talks about the history behind some of the greatest scientific achievements. Check out this sample, and subscribe in your podcat

Duration:00:10:55

Episode 108: Tudor Times on Mary Tudor, the French Queen

7/21/2018
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In this episode Melita from Tudor Times tells us about Mary, the French Queen. Show notes at Englandcast.com.

Duration:00:41:30

Supplemental: American History Tellers' Revolutionary War Series

7/13/2018
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This is a sample of a new podcast from the Wondery network - the American History Tellers' Revolutionary War series. It takes a look at the Revolutionary War period from the perspective of several different kinds of people, giving you a richer and fuller understanding of this time. I hope you enjoy this sample episode!

Duration:00:09:49

Episode 107: Football in Tudor England (A World Cup Special Edition_

7/6/2018
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[WORLD CUP SPOLI] In honor of England making it through their first knockout round, here's an episode on Tudor football. One of the deadliest sports in Tudor England, second only to archery, football was not really a sport we would recognize today. But people have been passionate about it since the first recorded match in England in 1170! Here we look at football in the Tudor period (Henry VIII had specially made football boots!). If you like this show, please remember to leave a rating or...

Duration:00:13:47

Supplemental: Tudor Music Hour - The Music of the Elizabethan Theater

7/3/2018
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The Tudor Music Hour is the radio show I do in the UK, which airs every Sunday morning at 9am on Mad Wasp Radio. I put out an abbreviated version here on the podcast feed. You can go to TudorMusicHour.com to get playlist and more information. Enjoy!

Duration:00:18:33

Supplemental: Tudor Music Hour Episode 3: Tudor Music as Propaganda

6/29/2018
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A few years ago I did a podcast episode on Tudor portraits as propaganda - the Tudors are known for using the great portrait artists like Holbein to further their message of strength and virility. But what about music? Was there a way they used music to spread a message too? In this episode, we look at three examples of times when music was used to further the narrative of the Tudors. Remember you can listen to the full show live every Sunday at 9am on Mad Wasp Radio in the UK (or via TuneIn...

Duration:00:23:10

Supplemental: Tudor Music Hour Episode 2: The Music of Orlando Gibbons

6/21/2018
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Celebrating the music of Orlando Gibbons, one of the later Elizabethan/Jacobean composers who provided a bridge between the generation of Tallis, and the great Henry Purcell. We look at some of Gibbons' madrigals, sacred music, and instrumental music. Remember you can listen to the show live every Sunday at 9am on Mad Wasp Radio in the UK (or on TuneIn worldwide).

Duration:00:25:19

Episode 106: Midsummer in Tudor England

6/21/2018
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It's the Summer Solstice! If you're a pagan, this is a pretty big deal to you, and I won't interrupt your time at Stonehenge... but if you're not, it's still pretty cool, and was an important time in Tudor England. How did our Tudor friends celebrate these longest days of the year? Fire, fairies, magic, and flowers abound!

Duration:00:17:11

Episode 105 Historian Alison Weir on Jane Seymour

6/15/2018
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Historian Alison Weir makes her third appearance on the Renaissance English History Podcast to talk about Jane Seymour, who is the focus of her third historical fiction novel in the Six Wives series. Learn more, and get links to buy the book, as well as show notes, at englandcast.com. Remember, if you like this show, the number one way you can support it is by leaving a rating on iTunes, which really helps more people discover it. You can also shop for Tudor swag at Tudorfair.com or become...

Duration:00:31:06