Queens of England Podcast

By James Boulton

On Going since May 2015 • Updated bimonthy

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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  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 27 May 2018

Agrippina Minor was born into the most richest, most august family's in Rome. And her childhood totally sucked.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 May 2018

On Saturday 19 May, Meghan Markle will become a member of the royal family of the UK and 15 other countries. It will be a great occasion, but how does it rank against royal weddings of the past? Is she the first bi-racial woman to marry a prince? Is she the first divorcee? Does she wanna be like Grace Kelly? All will be revealed.The introductory footage from the weddings of: Princess Elizabeth and Philip, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne and Mark Philips, Prince George and Diana Spencer, and Prince William and Kate Middleton.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 May 2018

Messalina, along with her husband and friends in the Imperial administration led a period of repression to suppress the threat of revolts. Oh also she slept with everyone. But also the politics. Shockingly, this policy was destined to bite her in the behind.I Modi (WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT). . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 May 2018

Messalina became Empress of Rome after the assassination of Caligula and his family, and quickly secured her position by giving birth to a son. But she had rivals that needed to be moved on.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 May 2018

Somewhere deep in the recesses of the world there is a list of the world's crappiest husbands. Caligula is on that list, and four women: Junia Claudilla, Livia Orestilla, Lollia Paulina and Milonia Caesonia were about to find that out.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 May 2018

The reign of Tiberius is most frequently described as being one of cruelty, depravity and neglect, but in actual fact, there was one elderly woman who was helping to keep it all together. Livia had quite a lot on her hands in her final years of life.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 May 2018

As Augustus final years, Livia took steps to make sure her son Tiberius took the throne.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Mar 2018

Augustus's reign was overshadowed by his inability to secure the succession and problems within his own family. Heir after heir fell by the wayside. But was there a snake in the grass?Audio credit: "What Shall We Do About Claudius" I, Claudius, BBC, 1976. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Mar 2018

Livia was the first Empress of Rome, and few others would exert so much influence.Livia's full advice to Augustus. It is chapters 16-21. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 25 Feb 2018

By marrying Octavian, Livia had married a hugely powerful man - but he was not yet the Emperor. To win control of the Empire, he needed to vilify Antony and Cleopatra - and he used his wife and sister to do it.SHOWNOTESLivia Drusilla StatueEmpress Livia of Rome - Tutorial | Beauty Beacons. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 18 Feb 2018

Born into one of Rome's most noble families, Livia was married to a man below her station and who made terrible decisions - but she would soon catch the eye of the most powerful man in Rome.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 11 Feb 2018

The Roman Republic had managed to squash all its enemies - but then it turn in on itself. How did it happen? And who were the women in the centre of the actionEXPLICIT - Augustus's poem about Fulvia. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 04 Feb 2018

Ancient Rome was a highly patriarchal place - but did it mean to be a woman in that society? How were they viewed at the time? And what happened when they tried to become powerful?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 16 Minutes 25 Dec 2017

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  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 17 Dec 2017

In the face of invasion, Mary fled with her son to France with her husband close behind. It was deja-vu for the Stuart dynasty, but could they regain the crown for a second time?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 10 Dec 2017

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. . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 03 Dec 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 19 Nov 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 12 Nov 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 05 Nov 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 29 Oct 2017

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. . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 22 Oct 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 15 Oct 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 08 Oct 2017

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. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 30 Sep 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 24 Sep 2017

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. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 03 Sep 2017

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. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 27 Aug 2017

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. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 19 Aug 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 12 Aug 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 72 Minutes 06 Aug 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 30 Jul 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 16 Jul 2017

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. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 08 Jul 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 02 Jul 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 18 Jun 2017

As the noose tightened around Katherine, Dereham, Culpepper and Lady Rochester, it became a free-for-all, as each attempted to save themselves by throwing the others under the bus.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 12 Minutes 14 Jun 2017

Questions for the Elizabeth Norton interview and the move to Acast.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 40 Minutes 12 Jun 2017

Henry VIII's youngest queen reached the throne thanks for her own beauty and charm, but there were skeletons in her closet which she made little effort to keep concealed.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 04 Jun 2017

Katherine came from a big fancy family and was brought up in a finishing school for girls. Where men were allowed to roam free. With wine. Unsupervised.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com). . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 28 May 2017

As Henry sought to end marriage number 4, Anne of Cleves had to play her weak hand very carefully if she was to survive.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 21 May 2017

After their disastrous first meeting with Anne of Cleves, Henry reluctantly embarked on his fourth marriage. Yet the proof of the pudding would be in the consumating - and there enlay the problem.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/07/headboard-henry-viii-anne-cleves-london-glasgow-scottish-parliament".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 07 May 2017

After the death of Jane Seymour, Henry and Cromwell began a pan-European search to find wife number four.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!Tudor Times survey on who historians and authors say their favourite of Henry's wives is (Tudor Times)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 23 Apr 2017

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.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!The Second.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 10 Apr 2017

Jane Seymour is often held up as the anti-Anne Boleyn - the opposite to the queen that she replaced. But were they really that different?SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!The Seymour Family (<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_family" rel="nofollow".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 09 Apr 2017

Jane Seymour is often held up as the anti-Anne Boleyn - the opposite to the queen that she replaced. But were they really that different?SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon -www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!The Seymour Family (wikipedia)Portrait of Jane Seymour by Hans Holbein (Web Gallery of Art). . .

  Direct Link   Download 66 Minutes 02 Apr 2017

Concluding my series on Anne Boleyn, I wanted to get someone on the podcast who really got Anne Boleyn - and luckily the first person on my list who I contacted agreed to come on the show.Claire RidgwayClaire is a writer, blogger and all around Tudor fanatic from my homeland of England but now plies her trade in sunny Spain. In 2009, she started one of my favourite history websites on the whole web, the Anne Boleyn Files - a fantastic repository of her research and fascination with England's most controversial queen.You can find her stuff in all these places:Websites:https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/http://www.elizabethfiles.com/Books:Claire's author page on.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 64 Minutes 26 Mar 2017

The fall of Anne Boleyn was as ruthless as it was swift. How did it happen? Why did it happen?SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!Henry VIII's jousting accident (History Extra)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 12 Mar 2017

Often when we think about Anne Boleyn we see either the sultry mistress or the tragic victim - but people often forget that for 3 years she was a queen consort and don't judge her time on the throne on its merits. Today, we see how her reign stacks up to that of her forebears.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Latimer".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 26 Feb 2017

The decision not to sleep with Henry set both he and Anne on a course that would lead to the ripping up the religious fabric of England. Opposition both at home and abroad delayed it all, but the prospect of a child changed everything.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjQtOTQEcSc&amp;ab_channel=ronderw" rel="nofollow".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 14 Feb 2017

As a Valentine's Day special, here are Henry VIII's surviving love letters to Anne Boleyn. Use his words with extreme caution.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!The Letters (this is not where I got them from, but this is a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 12 Feb 2017

Anne Boleyn is probably the most controversial queen in English history, with more books, films and tv shows about her than just about anyone else. Yet the secret to her success and fame started, not in England, but in the courts of Margaret of Austria and Francis I.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!Media links from Youtube:<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 55 Minutes 05 Feb 2017

A discussion of Henry VIII's first queen with fellow podcaster Heather Teysko. In my first ever Chat episode, we discuss our opinions on Katherine's reign, her family and upbringing, her reactions to her problems conceiving and Anne Boleyn.Heather TeyskoShe is producer and host of the Renaissance English History Podcast.Heather has been running this show for 8 years now, and it stands as one of the best history podcasts on English and early modern history around. From wars, royals and nobles, to fashion, beauty and culture, this show covers it all.She also has a show with her husband, watching the tv series The Tudors where they discuss the history behind the hit show.You can find her show in all these places:Website:www.englandcast.comiTunes:<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/renaissance-english-history/id326093823?mt=2" rel="nofollow".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 22 Jan 2017

Katherine spent the final years of her life, fighting tooth and claw to protect her marriage and the inheritance of her daughter. It would be a fight that she would ultimately lose.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!The Fall of Thomas Wolsey (English.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 08 Jan 2017

As the trial of the century loomed, Henry and Wolsey thought that they could win the argument that the king's marriage was not legal. They thought that they would not face much public opposition from Katherine. Instead, to their shock, she turned out to be a fearsome opponent.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 25 Dec 2016

In his collective works on the world of Middle Earth, J.R.R. Tolkein created a great number of fascinating, badass characters. Sadly, all but one of them were male. All except for one: Eowyn from the Lord of the Rings.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)Videos used for the audio clipsLord of the Rings.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 11 Dec 2016

Katherine of Aragon was a successful queen in almost every respect. She did everything right. Except for a couple of teeny tiny things...SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!More on Fray Diego Fernandez (History and Other.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 53 Minutes 27 Nov 2016

Katherine of Aragon had one of the most powerful women in mediaeval history for a mother, and came from the great up-and-coming kingdom of Europe. Fate dealt her great cards, but things would not be easy for her once she came to England as Princess of Wales.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain_in_the_Middle_Ages".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 13 Nov 2016

It's been a crazy 18 months doing this show, and so today we wrap up Season 1 of the Queens of England podcast with a whistle stop tour of England's mediaeval queens.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!Helpful list of.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 30 Oct 2016

Elizabeth of York was a symbol of the new regime, the White Rose to Henry's Red. Although she would be subordinated to the influence of the king's mother, she would not be a passive queen.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!Who is the Master of Revels.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 16 Oct 2016

The world of Geroge R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series is strongly influenced by our own medieval period, and this goes for its queens as well. Today we compare the likes of Cersei Lannister and Margaery Tyrell to the queens of medieval England - see how they stack up.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!This video sums up the series up to but not.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 02 Oct 2016

Completing our run of Wars of the Roses queens, Elizabeth of York's marriage to Henry Tudor marked the final union of England's great warring houses. But Elizabeth potentially could be as great a threat to Henry as she was an asset...SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesMy guest episode on Bessie Blount for the Renaissance English History Podcast. Click the links below:Link to iTunesLink to the websiteQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 49 Minutes 18 Sep 2016

Anne Neville was born into great privilege and wealth, things were going great. Then everyone died. Which was bad, But she rose from the ashes of Tewkesbury to become the wife of England's most controversial king.SponsorListeners like YOU on Patreon - www.patreon.com/QueensofEnglandPodcastShownotesQoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!QoE Wall of.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 04 Sep 2016

The early death of her husband Edward IV left Elizabeth in charge of ensuring a smooth transition of power to their son, Edward V. Her brother-in-law's coup forced her to seek sanctuary, but she would not be a passenger in the tumultuous events of the final years of her time in the historical spotlight.ShownotesFor more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester - the Lord Protector during the reign of Henry VI (wikipedia)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 21 Aug 2016

Elizabeth had a lot to do to persuade the people of England that she was worthy of being their queen. She responded to it by packing the key positions and titles of the kingdom with Woodvilles. Warwick's reaction was... let's say poor.ShownotesFor more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)The Woodville Family TreeJacquetta of.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 07 Aug 2016

Elizabeth Woodville was the most left-field choice of a Queen in English history - one of only two commoners to become a consort. But why did the new Yorkist king risk everything for this poor, hot widow.ShownotesFor more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!Queens of England Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)Queens of England Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)Isabella I of Castile (wikipedia)Mary of Guelders (wikipedia)Bona of Savoy (wikipedia). . .

  Direct Link   Download 48 Minutes 24 Jul 2016

Following the victory at Wakefield, Margaret and the Lancastrian army marched on London, but they were unable to take the capital. Thus the pendulum of fortune that was the Wars of the Roses continued to swing between red rose and white until the final showdown at Tewkesbury.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go towww.audibletrial.com/queensThis week, I am recommending: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Henry-VI-Part-Arkangel-Shakespeare/dp/B00K6M6DAS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1469368320&sr=8-5&keywords=audible+henry+VIShownotesFor more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!My episode on The History of.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 10 Jul 2016

After finding her husband laid low by mental illness and the whole country collapsing into civil war, Margaret of Anjou was forced to take the bull by the horns. By taking control of the kingdom and the Lancastrian cause, she achieved infamy.ShownotesFor more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!Family tree of the Lancastrian and Yorkist claims to the throne (pinterest)The Paston Letters (wikipedia)First Battle of St Albans (wikipedia)Game of Thrones coversation about Power (youtube)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 26 Jun 2016

As English rule in France approached its end, England sought one final bride from the kingdom it claimed to rule. Margaret of Anjou would be the last queen of the House of Lancaster, and thanks to Shakespeare, become the most infamous queen of Mediaeval England.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!History of the County and Duchy of Anjou (wikipedia)Margaret's father, Rene of Anjou (wikipedia)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 12 Jun 2016

An announcement about the future of the podcast and then we get into the brief reign of Katherine of France. She gave birth to the next king of England, but she would also give birth to a whole new royal dynasty: the Tudors. ShownotesFor more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!Henry meets Katherine for the first time in Shakespeare's Henry V (Youtube)Edmund Beaufort, lover of Katherine of Valois (wikipedia)Owen Tudor (BBC iWonder)Samuel Pepys diary entry for when he made out with the long dead Katherine of Valois.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 29 May 2016

In his life-long quest to win the French crown, Henry sought to marry the daughter of the French king. France's response? Balls.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Episode 22 - Isabelle of France: The Daughter of the CarbuncleThe Armangac-Burgundian Civil War in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones (History Behind Game of.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 15 May 2016

In 1419, Joanna was accused by her stepson of the most heinous crime imaginable: witchcraft. In this episode we look at what it meant to be accused of being a witch in the Middle Ages, and at the specifics of Joanna's case. And no, she was nothing like Hermione Grainger.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Hermione Grainger (Harry Potter Wikia)Willow Rosenberg (Buffy Wikia)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 01 May 2016

The daughter of a king that had... shall we say a colourful life, Joanna had a very tricky start in life. By marrying first the Duke of Brittany and then the King of England, she managed to amass a ton of money - but there's only so far you can squeeze the lemon.ShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!QoE Podcast Facebook pageCharles II 'the Bad' of Navarre (wikipedia)John IV, Duke of Brittany (wikipedia)Ep 20: Philippa of Hainault: The Almost Perfect Queen<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 17 Apr 2016

Also known as Isabelle or Isabella of Valois. The youngest queen on our list, Isabelle became queen when aged 7, and it took quite some propaganda to get Richard to agree to it. Apparently the best way to get a grown man to marry a primary school age kid is to compare her to an elephant...SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Philippe de Mézières (wikipedia)Charles VI 'the Mad' of France.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 43 Minutes 03 Apr 2016

Married for her connections to the Holy Roman Empire, Anne of Bohemia was bought for a high price and some may argue they didn't get their money's worth...SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Joan of Kent (wikipedia)The Western Schism (Christianity Today)Peaked-horn headdress.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 20 Mar 2016

After the death of Philippa of Hainault, Edward III began to rely on a new woman. But not a queen, and certainly not someone as squeaky clean as his former wife.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Thomas Walsingham (wikipedia)Piers Plowman (Piers Plowman Electronic Archive)Wife of Bath (luminarium)The.... . .

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Coming off the heels of England's most controversial queen, Philippa of Hainault had a lot to do to rehabilitate the role in the eyes of the English nobility. That she did, thanks to how perfectly matched she and her husband were.ShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Children of Philippa of Hainault and Edward III (wikipedia)Jean Froissart (The Online Froissart)Second Scottish War of Independence (wikipedia)Hundred Years War (Lectures in Medieval History)The Black Death.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 28 Feb 2016

Isabella was now holding the hot potato that was the reigns of power, but England was to find out that her saviour could be corrupted just as easily as her predecessorsSponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!"All of this has happened before, and all will happen again" from Battlestar Galactica (youtube)Edward II's emo poetry - 'The Song of Edward that he himself made'<a.... . .

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After Edward's victory in the Despenser War, he was at the high point of his entire reign. Everything was going swimmingly - but these good times would not last forever. His regime had defeated every source of opposition bar one: his wife Isabella.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Charles IV of France (wikipedia)Roger Mortimer (wikipedia)County of Hainaut (wikipedia)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 31 Jan 2016

Isabella of France was the highest-born queen that England had ever had, but her King was hardly the success that her pedigree deserved.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Christopher Marlowe's Edward II (wikipedia)Braveheart (wikipedia)Ending of Love Actually (youtube)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 17 Jan 2016

Stories of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table have proliferated for centuries, and so too have tales of his beautiful wife Guinevere. Portrayed as a damsel in distress and adulterous harpie, her portrayal tells us a lot about what medieval writers thought about contemporary queens.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Geoffrey of Monmouth (wikipedia)Chretien de Troyes (wikipedia)<a.... . .

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A remarkable woman of Medieval Englandwho was in order a princess, an empress, a countess, a king, a rebel and a Queen Mother. Although she was never crowned, she was the only female king in the history of Medieval England. SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Episode 5: Matilda of ScotlandEpisode 6: Adeliza of Louvain<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 20 Dec 2015

Marrying a man 40 years your senior is not often a portent of domestic harmony, but somehow it seemed to work for Margaret of France.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Philip the Bold of France (wikipedia)Margaret of Provence (wikipedia)Philip the Fair (wikipedia)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 06 Dec 2015

After returning from crusade and being crowned queen, Eleanor of Castile rejected the usual life of a queen to become a hard-nosed woman of business. This did not endear her to her tenants, but does make her a very unusual and fascinating queen.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Walter of Guisborough (wikipedia)Edward I's wars in Wales (History Net)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 22 Nov 2015

Another queen from Southern Europe, Eleanor of Castile's had quite a time before she became queen, including some birthing a bunch of kids and helping her husband through war, war and more war.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!The Reconquista (wikipedia)The Emirate of GranadaFerdinand III of Castile (wikipedia)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 08 Nov 2015

Eleanor of Provence was yet another foreign queen parachuted into England at a very young age, but she would end up wielding more power and being more controversial than the previous two queens combined.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!List of monarchs in Britain by length of reign (wikipedia)Ramon IV of Provence (wikipedia)Joan of Ponthieu (wikipedia)Simon de Montfort (wikipedia)Provisions of Oxford (wikipedia)Mise of Amiens (wikipedia)Battle of Lewes (wikipedia)Battle of Evesham (wikipedia)Amesbury Abbey (wikipedia). . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 25 Oct 2015

Isabelle was yet another French queen to marry an Angevin, and John wasn't about to treat his wife any better than his forebears had.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!BibliographyNorman Invasion of Ireland (wikipedia)Robert of Gloucester (wikipedia)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 11 Oct 2015

The wife of Richard the Lionheart, Berengaria is barely known today, and barely noticed while she was alive.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!BibliographyThe Kingdom of Navarre (wikipedia)Tancred of Sicily (wikipedia)Emperor.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 27 Sep 2015

After years in captivity where her husband and sons warred for control of the kingdom, Eleanor of Aquitaine was finally released from prison on the death of her husband. Her new task: bail out her sons when they got into trouble. And boy did they!SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!BibliographyThe Lion in Winter (wikipedia)<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_of_Hoveden" rel="nofollow".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 17 Sep 2015

After getting her annulment from Louis, Eleanor waited about two seconds before becoming Henry II's wife and Queen of England. At first she was content to squeeze out babies, but not for long...SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!BibliographyMap of the Angevin Empire (Fordham University, Intenet History Sourcebook Project)<a href="http://historymedren.about.com/od/generalliterature1/a/love_blossoms.htm" rel="nofollow".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 23 Aug 2015

When her father died, Eleanor of Aquitaine became the richest heiress in Europe, and was quickly married to the French king. The king was quiet, pious and meek. Eleanor was... none of those things. Cue chaos.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!BibliographyThe Lion in Winter (wikipedia)President Bartlet's endorsement of The.... . .

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Henry I was dead and anarchy ensues when Stephen of Blois and the Empress Matilda fight for the throne. Yet Stephen's cause would have collapsed into nothing without the efforts of his remarkable wife Matilda of Boulogne - a woman who was peerless in the art of diplomacy and not to be messed with.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!BibliographyWhite Ship Disaster (wikipedia)<a.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 26 Jul 2015

After the White Ship sank taking the cream of England's nobility with it, Henry needed to find a new wife so that he could replace his dead son. He chose a woman nearly half his age, but surely that meant she'd be fertile... right? SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queens ShownotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links! William Adelin - only legitimate son of Henry I (wikipedia)Matilda of Anjou (wikipedia)<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mora_(ship)".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 12 Jul 2015

In 1100, Henry I became King of England after the suspicious death of William Rufus, but his accession was contested. To help placate his Anglo-Saxon subjects, he chose as his queen one of their own, the Scottish princess Matilda. She would prove to be far more than just dynastic window-dressing, becoming one of the most powerful queens in English mediaeval history.SponsorThis episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment. To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queensShow NotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Edward the Exile (wikipedia)<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcolm_(Macbeth)".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 28 Jun 2015

Following the Norman Conquest, Matilda became the first Norman Queen of England, and while her husband secured his new Kingdom, she kept things ticking over in the Duchy. Things were going pretty well, until her favourite son and her husband's relationship fell apart, putting her in the middle of a war that ripped the family apart, and threatened to destroy everything she had built. Show NotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Harold swears the oath on holy relics from the Bayeux TapestryThe Mora from the Bayeux TapestryThe Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry<a href="https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/Robert_curthose.jpg" rel="nofollow".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 14 Jun 2015

Matilda of Flanders was born to a family that counted as branches of it's family tree practically every important noble house in Northern Europe and so life was expected to be breeze. But as we'll find out, Matilda rarely did things the easy way.This episode looks at some of her immediate predecessors as Queen of England, before covering at the great controversy surrounding her marriage to William the Bastard of Normandy, finally looking at some of her actions as Duchess before the Norman invasion of England. Show NotesFor more information on the topics discussed in the show, click on these links!Podcast sites where the show can be found including iTunesQueens of England Podcast Website - www.queensofenglandpodcast.com<a href="https://www.facebook.com/queensofenglandpodcast?ref=hl" rel="nofollow".... . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 30 May 2015

What did it mean to be a queen in Mediaeval England? This seems at first to be a really easy question to answer: you had to marry a King. Simple right? But when you dig deeper this turns out to be a very superficial answer because it doesn't really answer the fundamental aspect of the question. In this episode we discover the traits and qualities that a queen was supposed to have in Mediaeval England, and examine what kinds of power they could wield. . .

  Direct Link   Download 13 Minutes 30 May 2015

So this is my first episode! I'm so excited to get started on the show. This episode is just a brief introduction to me and what the show is about. Permalink. . .

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