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

History
Published: Aug. 12, 2020, 2 p.m.

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

History
Published: July 29, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.

History
Published: July 15, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.  

History
Published: July 8, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.  

History
Published: July 1, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.  

History
Published: June 24, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.  

History
Published: June 17, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.  

History
Published: June 10, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.  

History
Published: June 3, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.           

History
Published: May 27, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.           

History
Published: May 20, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.           

History
Published: May 13, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.           

History
Published: May 6, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.           

History
Published: April 29, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.           

History
Published: April 22, 2020, 2 p.m.

Henry VIII with David Starkey

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. Did he deserve his reputation as a ruthless ruler? Or was there another side to his story?  These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.          In our first talk, historian David Starkey introduces this series by contextualising the man himself, exploring Henry's relationship with fame and how it shaped his kingship and dynasty.

History
Published: April 15, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.

History
Published: April 8, 2020, 2 p.m.

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.

History
Published: April 1, 2020, 2 p.m.

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 

History
Published: March 25, 2020, 2 p.m.

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

History
Published: March 18, 2020, 2 p.m.

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

History
Published: March 11, 2020, 2 p.m.

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 

History
Published: March 4, 2020, 2 p.m.

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 

History
Published: Feb. 26, 2020, 2 p.m.

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

History
Published: Feb. 19, 2020, 2 p.m.

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     

History
Published: Feb. 12, 2020, 10:10 p.m.

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

History
Published: Feb. 5, 2020, 2 p.m.

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  

History
Published: Jan. 29, 2020, 2 p.m.

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 

History
Published: Jan. 22, 2020, 2 p.m.

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   

History
Published: Jan. 15, 2020, 2 p.m.

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  

History
Published: Jan. 8, 2020, 2 p.m.

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 

History
Published: Jan. 8, 2020, 2 p.m.

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 

History
Published: Dec. 18, 2019, 2 p.m.

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 

History
Published: Dec. 11, 2019, 2 p.m.

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 

History
Published: Dec. 4, 2019, 4 p.m.

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 

History
Published: Nov. 27, 2019, 4 p.m.

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  

History
Published: Nov. 20, 2019, 2 p.m.

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   

History
Published: Nov. 13, 2019, 2 p.m.

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 

History
Published: Nov. 6, 2019, 10:41 a.m.

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 

History
Published: Nov. 6, 2019, 10:37 a.m.

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  

History
Published: Nov. 5, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

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

History
Published: Oct. 31, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

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 

History
Published: Oct. 31, 2019, 12:29 p.m.

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   

History
Published: Oct. 31, 2019, 12:16 p.m.

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

History
Published: Oct. 30, 2019, 3 p.m.

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  

History
Published: Oct. 30, 2019, 3 p.m.

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

History
Published: Oct. 24, 2019, 12:45 p.m.

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

History
Published: Oct. 24, 2019, 12:44 p.m.

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

History
Published: Oct. 23, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

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

History
Published: Oct. 23, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

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