Renaissance English History Podcast

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

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  Direct Link   Download 52 Minutes 16 Jun 2017

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 iTunes if you like it - it's the number one way you can help grow the show!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 02 Jun 2017

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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 18 May 2017

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 difference! Get in touch on twitter @teysko, or text the listener feedback line at 801 683 9756 or 801 6TEYSKO or through the facebook page at facebook.com/englandcast. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 09 May 2017

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 a threat to Katherine?" To learn more, get the full list of resources, and read the transcript, go to http://www.EnglandCast.com.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 03 May 2017

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 the mailing list at englandcast.com. And thank!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 20 Apr 2017

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!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 24 Mar 2017

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!!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 16 Mar 2017

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 with setting up the event, the tournament, and why we should study it. For more information on Professor Richardson, go to http://www.englandcast.com for full show notes. Also, please remember to leave a rating on itunes if you like the show - it's a huge help! Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 07 Mar 2017

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 remember to leave a rating or review on iTunes - it makes a big difference to us!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 26 Feb 2017

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 about him. Also, remember that if you like this show, the easiest thing you can do to help support it is to leave a rating or write a review on iTunes. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 23 Feb 2017

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 one of the biggest things you can do to help a podcast. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 18 Feb 2017

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 population in London and England grew, so much so that Elizabeth I thought she might have to do something about it. She was unsuccessful, though. Interestingly, the slave trade didn't really take off in England until the mid 17th century, and under English law it was impossible to be a slave in Tudor England, so the experience of black Tudors is unique compared to those in Spain and Portugal during this time. In fact, the story is largely how similar to white Tudors their experience was. By that, I mean that their experience ran the spectrum from being poor servants to having important roles at court, and everything in the middle. You'd never know it based on the pop.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 04 Feb 2017

Starting off the new year with several episodes on Tudor relations with France, this episode looks at the beginning of the beginning - the foreign policy of Henry VII. There's some great music as well - I'm starting to do more with music in these episodes, so I hope you like it! There are show notes with music links at englandcast.com. If you like this podcast, please remember to leave it a rating in iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help a show succeed. Thanks so much!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 51 Minutes 09 Jan 2017

In this episode of the Renaissance English History Podcast, Erik and Xander from the Reconsider Podcast stop by and we talk about how our biases and beliefs influence how we perceive and study history. We particularly touch on Bloody Mary and Anne Boleyn. Check out their site, and the other episode we did at reconsidermedia.com. Get more information on the Renaissance English History Podcast at http://www.englandcast.com. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 29 Dec 2016

How did ladies get made up in the 16th century? Why, with lead, madder, and egg whites, of course! Brush off those bare minerals, and let's talk about henna hair dye, kohl mascara, and plucking our hairlines. Get show notes at englandcast.com. If this totally isn't your thing, don't worry - I'll be doing several episodes on War With France in the next couple of months :) If you like this podcast, please leave me a rating on iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help this show succeed. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 22 Dec 2016

In this episode Melita Thomas talks about Bess of Hardwick, the Tudor Times Person of the Month. Since I had already done an episode on Bess in October 2015, we jumped right in to talking more specifically about land ownership and widows rights in Tudor England, so if you don't know much about Bess, I'd encourage you to listen to the other episode - I'll link to it in the show notes at Englandcast.com. Please remember to rate the show on iTunes if you like it - it makes a huge difference in others being able to find the podcast as well. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 57 Minutes 12 Dec 2016

Linda Porter is an author and historian who has written several books on Tudors, and now has a new book out about Charles I, his children, and the English Civil Wars. It's a bit later than our time period, but we also talk about her work on the new Six Wives series on BBC One. You can get more information about her, and links to buy her books at http://www.englandcast.com. If you like this podcast, please leave us a rating on iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help the show succeed.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 08 Dec 2016

The 16th century saw an explosion of printing and the rise of literature in England, as well as the rest of Europe. The printing press made printing large numbers of pamphlets, broadsheets, newspapers, and books easy, resulting in things like the standardization of education, the spread of Protestant ideas, and of course, the rise in questionable risque materials flowing throughout courts in Europe. If you like this podcast, please leave a rating on iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help shows succeed. Thanks! To learn more about the Renaissance English History podcast, you can go to Englandcast.com for show notes and resources on this episode, as well as the full archive.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 23 Nov 2016

She's remembered as the 4th discarded wife of Henry VIII, but there's more to Anne of Cleves than that. This episode looks at her life, the foreign policy decisions that led up to the marriage, and how she handled life after being divorced. To learn more, and get show notes, go to englandcast.com. Remember we're doing the digital advent calendar again this year, so sign up for the mailing list to get that! Also, if you like this show, please rate it in iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help shows succeed. Thank you, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 45 Minutes 16 Nov 2016

In episode 060 I talk with Sarah Gristwood, the notable author of such great titles as Blood Sisters, and her new one, Game of Queens. We talk about the new book, which is about the Queens who shaped 16th century Europe. To learn more about Sarah, and get the links to download her books, go to http://www.englandcast.com. If you like the Renaissance English History Podcast, please leave us a rating on iTunes. It is the number one thing you can do to help a show be successful. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 03 Nov 2016

In this episode, Melita Thomas of Tudor Times talks about their Person of the Month, Anne of Denmark. Learn more about her from http://www.tudortimes.co.uk. If you like the Renaissance English History Podcast please remember to rate it on iTunes. It's the number one way you can help a show succeed. Thanks! To learn more about the podcast, and enter the Elizabeth Quote Mugs go to http://www.englandcast.com.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 29 Oct 2016

In this personal episode I take a look at the xenophobia of the 16th century in England. Go to Englandcast.com or text the listener support line at 801 683 9756 for show notes. If you like the show please remember to rate it on iTunes. iTunes ratings make a huge difference in the success of a show, so each rating makes an impact!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 17 Oct 2016

Xander and Erik come over to have us reconsider the propaganda around Richard III, and the stories we have of him through Shakespeare. Check out http://www.englandcast.com to learn more about Erik and Xander's podcast, and to enter the giveaway to win one of five copies of my novel! If you like this podcast, please remember to rate or review it in iTunes, or whatever service you use to listen. It helps others discover the podcast and see if it's something they want to listen to! Thanks so much for listening!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 03 Oct 2016

A Guest Episode from James Boulton of the fabulous Queens of England Podcast about Bessie Blount, Henry VIII's most famous mistress (at least one that he never married) who bore him his only recognized illegitimate son. If you like The Renaissance English History Podcast, please rate or review in iTunes. It's the number one way you can help the podcast, and doesn't require any money. Ratings and reviews help new listeners find the show, and it keeps us higher in the iTunes charts. Go ahead and rate James' show, too. :) For more information go to http://www.englandcast.com, or you can also go to the Queens of England site at http://www.queensofenglandpodcast.com.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 54 Minutes 16 Sep 2016

One of the pivotal personalities in the 16th century, in many ways, despite his fame, Thomas More continues to be an enigma to us, 500 years later. For some, he is a Saint, who fought to keep the church unified. For others, he is remembered for burning Protestants. He's also a leading philosophical light in humanist history. Tudor Times chose him as their September, 2016, Person of the Month, and in this interview with Melita Thomas, editor and co-founder, we are able to get a lot of unbiased information about More. Get more resources by going to http://www.englandcast.com or http://www.tudortimes.co.uk. If you like this podcast, remember to rate it in whatever service you use to listen to it. Your ratings and reviews help others to find the podcast and decide if it's something they want to listen to! Get in touch through twitter @teysko or facebook.com/englandcast. Or text the listener feedback line at 801 6TEYSKO.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 04 Sep 2016

Wrapping up our look at Tudor Rebellions, this episode looks at the long term effects of the rebellions, and how they affected social, religious, and foreign policies. If you like this podcast, please remember to rate it in whatever service you use to listen. It helps people discover the show, and decide if it's something they want to listen to. You can get in touch with me through twitter (@teysko) or the Englandcast website - http://www.englandcast.com. You can also message me through the Facebook page at Facebook.com/englandcast. And any new patrons at patreon.com/nomadchick are encouraged and appreciated! Thanks! PS - This image used for this episode is the banner of the Pilgrimage of Grace.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 17 Aug 2016

Margaret Tudor was Henry VIII's sister, a Princess, a Queen, and a prolific letter writer. She's also the August Person of the Month on Tudor Times. Melita Thomas talks with us about Margaret, her life, and why she's an important person to study. Remember you can always go to http://www.englandcast.com for more information on Margaret, and lots of other good information and resources. If you like this podcast, please remember to rate it in whatever service you use to listen - it helps others find the podcast and decide if it's something they'd like. Thanks! Email me with questions or comments at hello@heatherteysko.com or text the listener support line at +1 801 6TEYSKO. You can also like Englandcast on Facebook at Facebook.com/englandcast. Check out Tudor Times for the full biography of Margaret at http://www.TudorTimes.co.uk. And thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 09 Aug 2016

The second in a three part mini series on Tudor Rebellions, this episode looks at some of the more famous of the rebellions that our Tudor monarchs had to deal with. Also, I make a political commentary of sorts. If you like this podcast, please remember to rate it in the service you use to listen - it helps others find the podcast and decide if they want to listen to it! Finally, get the show notes by texting your email address to 801-6TEYSKO and I'll email them to you.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 25 Jul 2016

An introduction to Tudor Rebellions - the causes of rebellions in general, and how they were handled by the respective monarchs. As a reminder, you can get a transcript and some show notes by sending your email address via text to 801 6TEYSKO. You can also, of course, get them on the website. If you like this podcast, please remember to rate it in whatever service you use to listen. Thank you!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 11 Jul 2016

A Tudor Times interview with Melita Thomas discussing their Person of the Month for July, Honor Grenville, a woman who rose from obscurity to marry the uncle of Henry VIII, had a whirlwind decade living an amazing life in Calais, amassed a huge cache of letters that are a wonderful peek into daily life for Tudor women, and then went back to her life in Cornwall, disappearing from the record. If you like this podcast, please be sure to rate it in whatever service you use to listen - it helps others find it! Also, feel free to get in touch via twitter (@teysko), Facebook (facebook.com/englandcast) or texting the Listener Feedback Line which is +1 801 6TEYSKO. For more information on the show go to englandcast.com or for more information on Honor, go to TudorTimes.co.uk. . .

  Direct Link   Download 47 Minutes 13 Jun 2016

Queen Elizabeth died leaving the throne to James I, her relative through her aunt who married into Scotland. In this episode Melita Thomas of Tudor Times talks about James, and why he is their Person of the Month. Learn more about James at TudorTimes.co.uk or visit Englandcast.com for the books mentioned in this episode. Thanks so much for listening. Remember you can always get in touch through facebook - facebook.com/englandcast - or twitter @teysko or texting the listener feedback line - +1 801 6TEYSKO. If you like the show, remember to rate it or leave a review in whatever service you're using to listen. It helps new people discover the podcast and see if it's something they'd like to listen to. Thanks so much for all the kind comments, and listenership. Have a great few weeks, and I'll be back soon to talk about Rebellions.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 41 Minutes 05 Jun 2016

This is the third part in my Trilogy of the Theater. The first was a look at the history of Elizabethan Theater. Second, we looked at the life of Shakespeare in April. Now we conclude by looking at the other principal characters in Elizabethan Theater, namely Will Kempe, Richard Burbage, Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, and Ben Jonson. Show notes at http://www.englandcast.com If you like this podcast, please rate or review it in your listening service! It helps others find the podcast, and it gets you my endless appreciation. Get in touch via facebook - facebook.com/englandcast, or twitter @teysko, or text the listener feedback line 801 6TEYSKO. Thanks for listening!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 50 Minutes 05 May 2016

Melita Thomas of Tudor Times talks about their Person of the Month for May, Catherine of Aragon. A Spanish princess, the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella, she would marry two (yes, two) Tudor princes, becoming the Queen of England as Henry VIII's first wife. Learn more about Catherine by going to http://www.englandcast.com for show notes, or to http://www.TudorTimes.co.uk. If you like this podcast, please rate it or write a review in the service you use to listen. It helps others discover the podcast, and it's one super easy way to help support the show. You can always get in touch with me through twitter @teysko or texting the Listener Feedback Line at 801 6TEYSKO. Thanks so much Heather. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 13 Apr 2016

A look at the life of William Shakespeare - an albeit brief introduction to the Bard, as we celebrate his birthday and the 400th anniversary of his death this month. Get in touch by texting the listener feedback line - 801/6TEYSKO or twitter @teysko, or facebook.com/englandcast. You can also go to http://www.englandcast.com for show notes and more information!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 02 Apr 2016

Another joint podcast with Melita Thomas of Tudor Times. This time we talk about Jasper Tudor, the uncle of Henry Tudor. Jasper made it possible for Henry Tudor to come to the throne and be successful at Bosworth. To learn more about Jasper Tudor go to http://www.TudorTimes.co.uk or http://www.englandcast.com If you like the show, remember to rate it in the service you use to listen. You can get in touch via facebook.com/englandcast, @teysko, or +1(801)6TEYSKO. Thank you!!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 12 Mar 2016

A look at the history of Elizabethan Theater and the medieval background including mystery plays. This is the first episode I'll be doing on the theater with more to follow on Shakespeare in particular. For show notes go to http://www.englandcast.com Buy my book at http://www.sidewaysandbackwardsbook.com! Text the Listener Feedback Line at 801 6TEYSKO Follow me on twitter @teysko Like the page on facebook - facebook.com/englandcast And if you like the show, please rate it on your service! Thank you! Have a brilliant week!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 40 Minutes 24 Feb 2016

Alison Weir talks to the Renaissance English History Podcast, and I get starstruck. Check out the links she mentions at http://www.englandcast.com Like us on facebook - facebook.com/englandcast or follow me on twitter @teysko or text the listener feedback line at 801 6TEYSKO to share ideas, advice, or other random thoughts. If you like the podcast, please rate it in whatever service you use. It helps others discover it and decide if it's something they want to listen to. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 24 Feb 2016

Melita Thomas, co founder of Tudor Times, talks about Margaret Beaufort. Learn more about Henry VII's mother at http://tudortimes.co.uk/person-of-the-month/margaret-beaufort or learn more about the Renaissance English History Podacst at http://www.englandcast.com. Get in touch with the Renaissance English History Podcast on facebook - facebook.com/englandcast or tweet me @teysko or text the listener feedback line at 801 6TEYSKO to give me show ideas or just say general nice things.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 72 Minutes 15 Feb 2016

Hey everyone - I'm reposting this because I realized the audio was way off for the last version. So so so many apologies. This episode I talk with Benjamin Redding, a PhD candidate who is an expert in the rise of the Tudor Navy. We talk about grappling, boat construction, maritime exploration and lots of other fun stuff. Learn more about Benjamin at http://www.englandcast.com in the show notes. Let me know on twitter (@teysko) what you think about this show! Or text the listener feedback line at 1 801 6teysko. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 28 Jan 2016

An overview of the actual battles that took place during those two weeks in the summer of 1588 where Spain was successfully driven from English waters. There are extensive show notes at http://www.englandcast.com! You can also like us on facebook - facebook.com/englandcast. You can contact me - @teysko or +1(801) 6teysko. If you like the show, please remember to rate it in whatever service you use to listen. Thank you!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 12 Jan 2016

The tensions within England, and with Spain, that led Philip to think it would be a good idea to launch a huge invasion force to overthrow England. Show notes at http://www.englandcast.com. Like the show on facebook to get regular updates - facebook.com/englandcast. Get in touch on twitter - @teysko - or by texting the listener feedback line - 801 6TEYSKO If you like the show, please rate it in whatever service you're listening from. It helps other people decide if the show is something they'd like to check out. Thank you!!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 29 Dec 2015

You know that image you have of Henry VIII? Yeah, that one. The one with his wide legs, looking right at you? That was a purposeful and deliberate message that the King was sending about his strength, his virility, and the power of his dynasty. In this episode we explore Tudor portraits, what they were saying, and why. See the paintings, and more information in the show notes at http://www.englandcast.com If you like this episode, why not leave a rating or review on itunes, or whatever service you use to listen to it? Thank you! Stay in touch! Twitter: @teysko facebook.com/englandcast 801 6-TEYSKO Thanks for listening, and have a fantastic new year!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 14 Dec 2015

In the 16th century a booming iron industry in the forest of the Weald of Surry, Kent, and Sussex provided cannon for Henry VIII's growing navy, as well as household goods and other products. French immigrants brought new technology and England saw the growth of the beginnings of a modern industrial revolution. --- To see the show notes go to http://www.englandcast.com. You can also enter a giveaway to win the book I used in my research! --- If you like the podcast, please rate it in iTunes, Stitcher, or whatever service you use. Thank you! You can also follow the podcast on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/englandcast. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 05 Dec 2015

Next week I'll still be doing a full episode on the iron industry and economy of the Weald, but decided to try switching up the format a bit by adding in this minicast on Three Tudor Poets: Thomas Wyatt, Henry Howard, and Philip Sidney. Abbreviated show notes are on the site under the MiniCasts Show Notes section - http://www.englandcast.com Also, go there to enter the giveaway for the CD and DVD courtesy of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge which is on this week. Get in touch with me and leave feedback in the following ways: tweet: @teysko Listener Feedback Line: 801 6TEYSKO Web: http://www.englandcast.com If you like this podcast, please leave a review on your listening aggregator of choice to help others find it and decide if they want to listen as well. Thanks! Thank you for listening - hope you're having a fantastic Advent season.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 27 Nov 2015

Henry VIII is remembered as the Founder of the Royal Navy - he built up the navy from only about 5 ships when he became King, to over 50 great warships when he died, also founding an official arm of his administration to handle all of the work involved with keeping it supplied. This episode talks about how that happened. To get the show notes and sign up for the newsletter, go to http://www.englandcast.com You can now call or text the Listener Feedback line at 801 6-TEYSKO or 801 683-9756. If you like this podcast, please remember to rate it in your listening service of choice. You can also always contact me through the facebook page or on the website. http://www.facebook.com/englandcast or englandcast.com Also, if you want to come along on our trip to England this Spring, check out http://www.bigworld.com for more info. Happy Advent Season everyone. Hope my American listeners are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 13 Nov 2015

Special thanks to Lindsay for the text suggesting this episode on fashion, clothing & sumptuary laws in Tudor and Elizabethan England. Show notes are at http://www.englandcast.com/show-notes/ You can now call or text the Listener Feedback line at 801 6-TEYSKO or 801 683-9756. If you like this podcast, please remember to rate it in your listening service of choice. You can also always contact me through the facebook page or on the website. http://www.facebook.com/englandcast or englandcast.com Clothing was incredibly important in the 16th century because, at a time when the middle class was rising and upward mobility was available for the first time, your clothing could show who you were, how wealthy you were, what class you were, and all sorts of other things about you. This episode looks at both the perfectly normal (woolen undergarments) and the bizarre (bejeweled furs). Also, if you want to come along on our trip to England this Spring, check out http://www.bigworld.com for more info. Have.... . .

  Direct Link   Download 66 Minutes 29 Oct 2015

In keeping with the Halloween ghouley scary theme, Brittany from History, Bitches and I teamed up again to create a second Halloween themed episode on Witches and Witchcraft. A history of witchcraft scares and trials, as well as profiling some of the earliest witchcraft trials. To learn more go to http://www.englandcast.com. My Tudor Minute (3x/week) is on youtube - so you can subscribe.http://www.youtube.com/hteysko Follow my blog at http://www.kuratory.com! It's totally interesting :) Like the Renaissance English History Podcast on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/englandcast Thanks so much for listening and I hope you have a safe and happy, and not toooo scary, Halloween.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 60 Minutes 27 Oct 2015

Henry VIII's wives are still busy roaming around their various homes. In this joint episode produced with Brittany at History, Bitches we explore some prominent ghosts that are still wandering around in England. To learn more about this episode, go to http://www.englandcast.com/ghosts You can always get archives and more information on the podcast at http://www.englandcast.com or facebook.com/englandcast. I also do my Tudor Minute on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/hteysko And I write about history and travel and music at http://www.kuratory.com Thanks, and have a ghoooouly Halloween!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 15 Oct 2015

An overview of the life of Bess of Hardwick, a phenomenal woman who made her own luck, played her cards brilliantly, and went from being born into a yeoman farmer's family to becoming the second wealthiest woman in England, just after the Queen. For more information and notes on this podcast, go to http://www.englandcast.com/bess Also, if you like this show, please leave it a rating in iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help a podcast succeed. Thanks! Also, brand new, a listener feedback line! Call me on (801) 6-TEYSKO (801 683-9756) to leave feedback. And remember to check out www.bigworld.com, our tour company leading niche history tours of England.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 30 Sep 2015

A look at the various forces at work to make the Elizabethan Age of Discovery possible.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 12 Sep 2015

Suzi Digby (Lady Eatwell) OBE, is a renowned Choral Conductor and Music Educator. She has trailblazed the revival of singing in UK schools and the community over two and a half decades. We spoke via skype and she talked with me about music during the Elizabethan Golden Age and her project in Los Angeles, The Golden Bridge, which pairs music of the Renaissance with that of contemporary composers. To learn more, visit http://www.EnglandCast.com, or you can also go to facebook.com/englandcast. If you like this show, please rate it on iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help a show succeed. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 42 Minutes 06 Sep 2015

A look at the tragic life of Mary Queen of Scots, who posed a perpetual threat to Queen Elizabeth. For more information and show notes go to http://www.englandcast.com. If you like the Renaissance English History Podcast, please leave a rating on iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help a show succeed. Thanks!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 65 Minutes 18 Aug 2015

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge where I met Dr. David Skinner, the acclaimed musicologist and Renaissance music expert, and he talked me through many of the changes in music that happened during the 16th century. Highlights include him summing up the changes in ten words or less, and the discussion of his research methods. go to http://www.englandcast.com/skinner for links to all of the youtube videos and resources he mentions, as well as links to buy his CD's.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 15 Aug 2015

Francis Walsingham is popularly known as Queen Elizabeth's Spymaster. Learn about the life of this man, and how he created a modern espionage network.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 06 Jul 2015

A look at the Catholic conundrum - loyalty to the Pope vs loyalty to the Queen. The ways Elizabeth fought back against a perceived Catholic threat to her reign.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 37 Minutes 20 May 2015

A history of sacred music from the Hundred Years' War, the rise of English polyphony, the Chapel Royal, and the changes that the Reformation brought.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 29 Dec 2014

A frank discussion about childbirth and pregnancy in medieval and renaissance England. PSA: if you are uncomfortable with frank talk about this kind of thing, or don't know about the birds and the bees yet, you shouldn't listen to this without a parent or guardian. PSA over.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 25 Nov 2014

A history of Mary Tudor growing up, and a brief overview of her reign.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 08 Nov 2014

The journey to the northeast passage. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 16 Apr 2014

William Caxton, the first English printer. This is a replacement for the other file, which wasn't normalized, so the audio was wonky. :). . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 11 Apr 2014

A podcast about William Caxton, the first English printer.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 11 Apr 2014

William Caxton, the first English printer.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 01 Mar 2014

16th century marriage customs with some advice from an early 17th century minister, just for fun.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 01 Mar 2014

Marriage customs in the 16th century with a little advice from an early 17th century minister.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 29 Jan 2014

A history of Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII's iconic palace in Richmond.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 29 Jan 2014

A history of Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII's iconic palace in Richmond.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 31 Dec 2013

A history of Elizabeth Woodville, the grandmother of Henry VIII (mother in law to Henry VII). . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 24 Nov 2013

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  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 26 Sep 2011

The tragic life of Lady Jane Grey. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 05 Sep 2011

A brief introduction to the painters who painted the portraits we still look at today.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 14 Aug 2011

An overview of the music of the English Renaissance. See blog at http://englandcast.blogspot.com for playlist.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 14 Aug 2011

An overview of the music of the English Renaissance. See website at http://englandcast.com for playlist.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 14 Aug 2011

An overview of the music of the English Renaissance. See blog at http://englandcast.blogspot.com for playlist.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 06 Dec 2010

The reign of the young King Edward VI, Henry's son, up until his illness that would kill him.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 19 Jul 2010

An overview of the final years of Henry VIII's reign, and the religious politics and factions at court.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 07 Jun 2010

The Pilgrimage of Grace was an uprising in 1536 where people in Northern England fought back against the new religion being imposed on them, and threatened the political stability.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 28 Apr 2010

Part two of the Tale of Two Thomases - two more Thomases - Cromwell and Cranmer - who were instrumental in Henry's reign.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 07 Mar 2010

The first in a two part story of four Thomases who were very important to Henry VIII. This week: Wolsey and More.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 06 Jan 2010

No, I'm really not late on this Christmas podcast - seriously, listen and you'll find out that we're still in the 12 days of Christmas, and the biggest party is tonight!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 21 Dec 2009

In addition to having a lot of wives, Henry VIII is also most famous for bringing the Protestant Reformation to England. But really, how reformed was he?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 25 Oct 2009

It's time for goblins and pumpkins - but how did all this stuff get started?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 08 Sep 2009

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived - so what's that all mean? Here's an overview of each of Henry VIII's wives, and his tumultuous romantic history.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 24 Aug 2009

A very brief overview of life in the court of Henry VIII.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 16 Aug 2009

A background on Henry VII, his rise to power, victory over Richard III at Bosworth Field, and founding of the Tudor dynasty.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 09 Aug 2009

An overview of sports and exercise in the Renaissance, with a special emphasis on cricket.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 02 Aug 2009

Introductory episode explaining the goals of the podcast series, a background on your intrepid podcaster, and some actual history.. . .

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