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Too often when we think about the history of a country we think of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the mediaeval queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Mediaeval England, seen through the lives of its queens.

Too often when we think about the history of a country we think of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the mediaeval queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Mediaeval England, seen through the lives of its queens.
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Too often when we think about the history of a country we think of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the mediaeval queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Mediaeval England, seen through the lives of its queens.

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Episodes

66 - Mary of Modena (2): The Warming-Pan Baby

12/10/2017
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In June 1688, Mary gave birth to a son. Or did she? Enquiry of the Princess of Orange into the Birth of the Prince of Wales

Duration: 00:27:47


65: Mary of Modena (1): The Always Expecting Duchess

12/3/2017
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A Catholic wife of a Catholic king in a virulently Protestant country, things were always going to be hard for England's first Italian queen.

Duration: 00:38:08


64 - Catherine of Braganza: Fire, Treason and Plot

11/19/2017
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MERCH! - Click here to check it all out! She had had a terrible start to her time as queen, but things were only about to get harder for Catherine of Braganza.

Duration: 00:40:17


63 - Catherine of Braganza (1): The Cuckqueen of the Merry Monarch

11/12/2017
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As a daughter of England's oldest ally, Catherine came to marry a king of a restored monarchy. Sadly, there were more than just two people in their marriage.

Duration: 00:36:55


Supplemental - The Queen's Cookbook

11/5/2017
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There are many ways to defend someone during a crisis. For Henrietta, it was to release a cookbook Queen's Closet Opened (first two parts) Queen's Closet Opened (third part) Sir Kenelm Digby's Closet Opened

Duration: 00:26:24


62 - Henrietta Maria of France (4): Regicide and Restoration

10/29/2017
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Not long after Henrietta arrived in France, the Royalist cause in England collapsed and her husband was executed. What would she do now? For the poem, go to page 169 of this book - https://deriv.nls.uk/dcn23/9033/90333419.23.pdf

Duration: 00:39:26


61 - Henrietta Maria of France (3): The She-Majesty Generalissima

10/22/2017
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As Civil War swept across Charles's three kingdoms, Henrietta did her best to support her husband.

Duration: 00:36:22


60 - Henrietta Maria (2): The Happiest and Most Fortunate of Queens

10/15/2017
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When she looked back over her life, Henrietta recognised these years as the happiest of her life.

Duration: 00:38:32


59 - Henrietta Maria (1): A Catholic on the Throne

10/8/2017
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With violence setting in on the Continent, England sought a wife for Prince Charles who might give them an advantage in the escalating war in Germany. what they got, was an unrepentant Catholic who was determined to be an active queen

Duration: 00:33:15


58 - Anne of Denmark (2): England's First Stewart Queen

10/1/2017
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After coming down south of the wall, Anne had a lot to live up to after the death of Gloriana. She may not have ruled a kingdom, but she did help define a courtly culture.

Duration: 00:32:31


57 - Anne of Denmark (1): A Storm Tossed Lover

9/24/2017
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Coming from the famed at Elsinore, Anne was greeted by cheering crowds when she finally made it safely over to Scotland. But if they were expecting some meek, placid, blushing bride, they had a nasty surprise

Duration: 00:36:15


Supplemental - Elizabeth's Suitors (3): The Valois Princes

9/3/2017
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As relations with the Habsburgs soured, Elizabeth and her councillors cast their eyes to the young brothers of the King of France: Henry, Duke of Anjou, and Francis, Duke of Alencon

Duration: 00:40:17


Supplemental - Elizabeth's Suitors (2): Sweden and the Habsburgs

8/27/2017
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Terrified of leaving England without an heir, Elizabeth's councillors searched Europe to find a suitable groom. First up, were Eric of Sweden, and Archduke Charles of Austria

Duration: 00:27:13


Supplemental - Elizabeth's Suitors (1): Dudley and Devereux

8/20/2017
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Elizabeth I is known to history as the Virgin Queen, but that didn't mean that she couldn't have a few dalliances in her time. Today we look at her two great English favourites: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

Duration: 00:37:27


Supplemental - Philip of Spain: Husband of the Queen, King of England

8/13/2017
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With the coming to the throne of Mary I, England had an undisputed female ruler for the first time. There were many things to deal with, but key was the matter of her marriage.

Duration: 00:41:44


Chat: The Six Wives with Elizabeth Norton

8/6/2017
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I chat with Elizabeth Norton, historian and author of tons of books on queens, about all of the six wives of Henry VIII. I also reveal who you have crowned as your favourite queen!

Duration: 01:02:05


Katherine Parr (4): The Lady of Sudeley

7/30/2017
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Katherine had survived the conservative plot against her, but her position was not strong upon the death of her husband. Her quick remarriage was for love - but it was handled all wrong.

Duration: 00:45:46


55 - Katherine Parr (3): The Wife of Moses

7/16/2017
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The first Queen of England to have a book published in her own name, Katherine Parr used her time on the throne to try and push England towards radical religious reform. And it would nearly cost her everything. I GAVE YOU THE WRONG LINK FOR JUSTGIVING! Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JamesBoulton17 Poll: https://apps.facebook.com/my-polls/who-is-your-favourite-wife-of-henry-viii

Duration: 00:38:56


54 - Katherine Parr (2): The Reluctant Queen

7/9/2017
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Katherine Parr was far from unprecedented in becoming a reluctant queen, but, if queen she must be, then she wanted to take full advantage.

Duration: 00:32:36


Katherine Parr (1): Better His Mistress Than His Wife

7/2/2017
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Henry's final and most reluctant wife, Katherine Parr had quite an eventful life before becoming Queen of England

Duration: 00:37:45

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