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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
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.Go to http://www.englandcast.com for more info.
 
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Tudor, I Hardly Know Her
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A comedy podcast about the Tudors and 1500s shenanigans. It's educational, we swear. But mostly funny. Hosted by Emily Simpson and Garrett Kaser.
 
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Songs From The Howling Sea
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Songs From The Howling Sea is a podcast that presents short historical tales taken from the life of London. Each episode's story is accompanied with a song inspired by the tale, written and performed by the author R.M Anderson.
 
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Watching the Tudors
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Husband and wife watch The Tudors. He knows nothing about the 16th century. She has been podcasting about Renaissance England since 2009. In this episode by episode guide he'll ask her questions, and they'll discuss the stories behind the drama, looking at what really happened at the Tudor court. We think it's a fun way to make the 16th century more accessible, and any excuse to see more of Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a good thing. (She wrote that part). Learn more about us at http://www.watchin ...
 
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From the Renaissance to the Augustan Age (read by MG Tundo)
 
English history and literature topics taken from "Time Machines", vol 1, CIDEB - Read by Maria Grazia Tundo
 
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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
 
Anyone who has ever been on a package tour with a group of strangers who soon become friends, and passed time swapping stories with them, would instantly identify with this timeless classic of English literature. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer recounts twenty different stories recounted by a diverse group of pilgrims who gather at The Tabard Inn in Southwark, near London, before setting out for the shrine of Thomas Becket in Canterbury. The Host of the inn proposes that they entert ...
 
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Watching the Tudors
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Husband and wife watch The Tudors. He knows nothing about the 16th century. She has been podcasting about Renaissance England since 2009. In this episode by episode guide he'll ask her questions, and they'll discuss the stories behind the drama, looking at what really happened at the Tudor court. We think it's a fun way to make the 16th century more accessible, and any excuse to see more of Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a good thing. (She wrote that part). Learn more about us at http://www.watchin ...
 
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When Knighthood Was in Flower by MAJOR, Charles
 
Set during the Tudor period of English history, When Knighthood Was in Flower tells the tribulations of Mary Tudor, a younger sister of Henry VIII of England who has fallen in love with a commoner. However, for political reasons, King Henry has arranged for her to wed King Louis XII of France and demands his sister put the House of Tudor first, threatening, "You will marry France and I will give you a wedding present – Charles Brandon's head!" (Summary adapted from Wikipedia)
 
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Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England by THE VENERABLE BEDE
 
Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England is a work in Latin by Bede on the history of the Christian Churches in England, and of England generally; its main focus is on the conflict between Roman and Celtic Christianity. It is considered to be one of the most important original references on Anglo-Saxon history. It is believed to have been completed in 731, when Bede was approximately 59 years old. Divided into five books, it covers the history of England, ecclesiastical and political, from t ...
 
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Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
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Medieval England in the 12th century. The evil Prince John rules England in place of his brother, the noble Richard the Lionheart, who is being held in an Austrian prison by Duke Leopold of Austria, while returning from one of his Crusades. Under the avaricious and Machiavellian John, the Norman aristocrats are in constant conflict with the native Saxon people. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott is set in these turbulent times. The eponymous hero, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, the son of a Saxon nobleman has ...
 
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NewCollegeH
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NCH is an independent university-level college based in the heart of London where quick mind meets the inspiration they deserve.Close contact with the likes of Professor A C Grayling, Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor Rebecca Goldstein, Professor Sir Christopher Ricks and Dr Suzannah Lipscomb will demand nothing less than the quickest minds, minds that will be rewarded and nourished by smaller tuition groups, hundreds of contact hours and an inspiring location in the heart of cultural ...
 
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Puck of Pook's Hill (version 2) by KIPLING, Rudyard
 
'Puck of Pook's Hill' is a fantasy book by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1906, containing a series of short stories set in different periods of English history. It can count both as historical fantasy – since some of the stories told of the past have clear magical elements, and as contemporary fantasy – since it depicts a magical being active and practising his magic in the England of the early 1900s when the book was written. The stories are all narrated to two children living near Burwash, ...
 
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Absalom and Achitophel by DRYDEN, John
 
John Dryden published Absalom and Achitophel: A Poem in 1681. It is an elaborate historical allegory using the political situation faced by King David (2 Samuel 14-18) to mirror that faced by Charles II. Each monarch had a son whom a high-ranking minister attempted to use against him. James Scott, first Duke of Monmouth, Charles II's illegitimate son, was detected planning a rebellion late in 1681, supposedly instigated by the Earl of Shaftesbury, who was tried for high treason, and it is be ...
 
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Itinerary of John Leland in or About the Years 1535-1543, The by LELAND, John
 
John Leland's 'Itinerary' was the product of several journeys around England and Wales undertaken between 1538 and 1543. The manuscript is made up of Leland's notebooks, which were first published in the 18th century, and later in a ten-part, five-volume edition published by Lucy Toulmin (1906-10). Part IX of the manuscript begins in the south of England and gradually meanders its way, county by county, through central and northern England up to the borders of Scotland. Leland did not prepar ...
 
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Relic: The Lost Treasure Podcast
 
English history is full of notorious monarchs, but few are as hotly debated as King John, a man remembered as both the villain of Robin Hood and signer of Magna Carta. Lesser known is the treasure that King John lost at the end of his reign, a bounty that included the original crown jewels. With insight from our guest narrator, Dom from the U.K ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
If you missed the Tudor Summit, don't worry! I'll be releasing the audio over the course of the rest of the year here on the podcast feed. If you did attend, and you'd like to have the audio files to re-listen, then this is for you, too. Tony Riches is the bestselling author of The Tudor Trilogy, about the early Tudors, and he talked with us ab ...…
 
Click here to buy: http://adbl.co/2feZSeuThe last Plantagenet king remains one of England's most famous and controversial monarchs. There are few parallels in English history that can match the drama of Richard III's reign, witnessed in its full bloody intensity.A dedicated brother and loyal stalwart to the Yorkist dynasty for most of his early ...…
 
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RETold a history podcast...kinda
 
Thanks to listener Aaron G we are covering A Lion in Winter! Come watch English history be made. Weather you're team Richard, Geoffrey or Johnny there's something for everyone! If you have questions or comments you can find me on twitter at the_beccaeller or by using #REToldpod
 
What is the English History of the Bible? The translation of the Bible from its original languages (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek), is a complex story. The process of translation for each language is story in itself. As the Gospel spread to other lands, the books of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments were also translated, some earlier then othe ...…
 
Few events in English history are as familiar to people today as the English Reformation, yet the vast amount of attention it has received can distort our understanding of it. In Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…
 
Few events in English history are as familiar to people today as the English Reformation, yet the vast amount of attention it has received can distort our understanding of it. In Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…
 
Few events in English history are as familiar to people today as the English Reformation, yet the vast amount of attention it has received can distort our understanding of it. In Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…
 
Few events in English history are as familiar to people today as the English Reformation, yet the vast amount of attention it has received can distort our understanding of it. In Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…
 
Few events in English history are as familiar to people today as the English Reformation, yet the vast amount of attention it has received can distort our understanding of it. In Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…
 
Few events in English history are as familiar to people today as the English Reformation, yet the vast amount of attention it has received can distort our understanding of it. In Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…
 
Few events in English history are as familiar to people today as the English Reformation, yet the vast amount of attention it has received can distort our understanding of it. In Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…
 
Few events in English history are as familiar to people today as the English Reformation, yet the vast amount of attention it has received can distort our understanding of it. In Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
Roland Hui is an art historian and the author of a new book on the Tudor Queens called The Turbulent Crown. We talked about the newly discovered painting of Anne Boleyn, and his book, as well as debunking a myth about Anne of Cleves.To get show notes and learn more go to http://www.englandcast.com. And remember to give this podcast a rating in ...…
 
The fifteenth century saw the crown change hands seven times as the great Plantagenet families fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. Dan Jones breathes life into some of the greatest heroes and villains in English history, who tore themselves apart and enabled the Tudors to snatch the throne. www.cvhf.org.uk…
 
The fifteenth century saw the crown change hands seven times as the great Plantagenet families fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. Dan Jones breathes life into some of the greatest heroes and villains in English history, who tore themselves apart and enabled the Tudors to snatch the throne. www.cvhf.org.uk…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
John Knox is one of the pillars of the mid 16th century Protestant movement, and has become known as one of the most famous Marian Exiles. See the show notes and transcript at Englandcast.com. Remember that if you like this podcast, please leave a rating in iTunes. It's one of the best ways you can help the podcast grow.…
 
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The History of England
 
In 1513 there were two English victories. One of them would have a profound effect on English history. The other one was mainly a mad dash in pursuit of a bunch of cavalry eager to escape.
 
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The History of England
 
In 1513 there were two English victories. One of them would have a profound effect on English history. The other one was mainly a mad dash in pursuit of a bunch of cavalry eager to escape.By familycrowther@btinternet.com (David Crowther).
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
Episode 077 of the Renaissance English History Podcast is about Tudor Crime and Punishment. What was considered a crime? What would your punishment be if you were convicted of a crime? Learn more, and get the transcript at http://www.englandcast.com, and please remember to leave an iTunes review as well if you like the show. It really makes a d ...…
 
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Chalke Valley History Hit
 
Melvyn Bragg paints a colourful portrait of the 1381 violent uprising, the biggest armed rebellion against Church and State in English history. www.cvhf.org.uk
 
Melvyn Bragg paints a colourful portrait of the 1381 violent uprising, the biggest armed rebellion against Church and State in English history. www.cvhf.org.uk
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
What a thrill it was to speak with Alison Weir for the second time about her new book on Anne Boleyn. The second in the new Six Tudor Queens series, this is historical fiction firmly rooted in research. She talks about such questions on Anne as, "was she really a feminist icon?" and "did she want the throne from the start?" and "was she really ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
The 75th episode is spent talking about Elizabeth I and her relationship with France, which was complicated and messy, just like other Tudor monarchs'. Remember that the best thing you can do to support the show is also the easiest! It's to leave a rating on iTunes. You can also become a patron for as little as $1/episode. Learn more, and join ...…
 
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MysteriYES
 
This week Zach we’re heading back to jolly old England. The home double decker buses, keep calm signs, and such wonderful bands as Oasis, Blur, and S-Club 7. Much like S-Club 7 in their hit music video for the song S-Club Party we’re going back in time. In fact we’re going back to a momentous day in English history. We’re going back to Wednesda ...…
 
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Rude Tudors
 
You know monkeys are hot. Renaissance folks might have thought so, judging from the sexualized and exotic ways in which they depicted and discussed apes and their ilk. In this episode of English history podcast Rude Tudors, literary historian Liz Rodriguez and nerdy laywoman Nicole Keating dig into popular descriptions of monkeys and apes, an a ...…
 
Coming to the throne hours after the execution of Anne Boleyn, the new queen Jane Seymour found herself in a far weaker position than that of her predecessors. That said, she was not entirely content to just be a babymaker. Sponsor Listeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcast Shownotes QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodca ...…
 
Coming to the throne hours after the execution of Anne Boleyn, the new queen Jane Seymour found herself in a far weaker position than that of her predecessors. That said, she was not entirely content to just be a babymaker. Sponsor Listeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcast Shownotes QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodca ...…
 
Coming to the throne hours after the execution of Anne Boleyn, the new queen Jane Seymour found herself in a far weaker position than that of her predecessors. That said, she was not entirely content to just be a babymaker. Sponsor Listeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcast Shownotes QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodca ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
Episode 074 is the continuing look at how our Tudor Monarchs related to France. Edward made war, Mary lost Calais. If you like this show, please leave a rating on iTunes. And go to Englandcast.com for show notes, and lots more information. Thanks!
 
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Which is the Best? Podcast
 
Which is the Best Podcast - 66 COMEBACK SPECIAL!Each week (Except last week) Lee Kyle and Sammy Dobson decide which is the best between things with similar names.For episode 66, they explore the sigificance of years ending 66 in English history and with absolutely no reverence to the past they discuss:1066 - Battle of HastingsConquerers (War st ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
In Episode 073 of the Renaissance English History Podcast I talk with Melita Thomas of Tudor Times about Elizabeth of York, uniter of the York and Lancaster houses. Get links and resources at Englandcast.com.If you like this show, please leave us a rating on iTunes. It makes a huge difference for podcasts! Thank you!!…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
The Field of Cloth of Gold is one of the most famous foreign policy events in Henry VIII's reign, and it has stayed with us in part because of its amazing pageantry. Glenn Richardson is a professor of Early Modern History at St Mary's University Twickenham London, and wrote a great study of the Field in 2013. I interview him about the logistics ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
In this continuing look at the Tudors and their relationship with France, I take a look at Henry VIII, who came to the throne wanting to emulate his hero Henry V, and recapture all the lands won during the Hundred Years War. To learn more about the Renaissance English History Podcast go to Englandcast.com or facebook.com/englandcast. And please ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
In this episode Melita Thomas talks about their February Person of the Month, John Dudley. He's (in)famous as the mastermind behind the Lady Jane Grey plot (which got them all killed, so didn't work out so well) but there's more to him than being a Tudor Villain! Make sure you go to Englandcast.com if you want to grab all the links and info abo ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
This is a supplemental episode that was a chat between James Boulton (Queens of England Podcast) and me, about Katherine of Aragon. The sound is subpar - it was a bad Skype day - but the content is great!To learn more about James go to Englandcast.com to get all the links. Also, if you like this show, please leave us a review on iTunes. It's on ...…
 
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Renaissance English History Podcast: A Show About the Tudors
 
It's Black History Month in North America, and in honor of that, I am going out of the planned narrative of war with France, and doing this episode on the black Tudor experience. There have been black people in England since Roman times, and records show them in England throughout the middle ages. During the Age of Exploration, though, the popu ...…
 
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