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Tudor, I Hardly Know Her

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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Jul 17, 2019

Catherine of Aragon had an adventurous childhood. Don't worry, she experienced a lot of sad stuff, too.

Jul 10, 2019

You asked and we delivered. We sat down to watch the first episodes of The Spanish Princess, and boy do we have some thoughts. 

Jun 26, 2019

Emily got to see Six The Musical in Chicago, and, spoilers, it was so amazing. Hoping Henry the Baeth makes an appearance in the extended version.

 

P.S. make sure to listen to the end for fun treats.

Jun 19, 2019

Henry VIII, International Man of Mystery, had quite a few wives. But he almost had more! Or at least different wives. So who were these women who narrowly escaped what was sure to be an unhappy marriage? 

Jun 12, 2019

Love 'em or Cleve 'em.

The 1540s had some serious gossip going on about Anne of Cleves, and some modern historians are just adding to the crazy. 

May 29, 2019

Jeff and Garrett offer their thoughts on popular Anne Boleyn theories and questions, including whether she did have that extra finger and if she really loved Henry. 

May 22, 2019

Anne Boleyn's life may have ended with the swing of a sword, but her ladies still had to deal with the details of her burial, which Henry so kindly ignored. Plus, what became of that famous "B" necklace? 

May 15, 2019

We continue our Anne Boleyn month but talking about Anne's youth in the courts of some of the most fascinating women of these time. 

 

May 8, 2019

We finally sit down to discuss The Other Boleyn Girl. What did Garrett and Jeff think? Why was Phillipa Gregory so free with history? How on earth was the movie so bad? Listen to find out!

Mar 5, 2019

We discuss a variety of Tudor topics, including Tudor myths and folklore.

Jan 28, 2019

Anne Boleyn certainly had a thing for men named Henry. 

We chat about Henry Percy, Anne Boleyn’s one-time-love-interest.

Jan 14, 2019

 We’re back!

Once again, we discuss Mary, Queen of Scots. But this time, we talk about the movie! Hear what Emily thought of the story, costume, actresses, and more!

Notes: FutureLearn course on the Tudors https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/the-tudors 

Nov 28, 2018

Tonight, on Unsolved Mysteries: we discuss Amy Robsart’s unfortunate and mysterious death. Was Robert involved? Did Queen Elizabeth have her romantic rival put to death? We will look into this and more, on Unsolved Mysteries. (Cue creepy music that haunts everyone.) 

Nov 21, 2018

We chat about the very long imprisonment and eventual trial of the very unfortunate Queen of Scotland, Mary. 

Nov 7, 2018

We chat about what Henry VII’s grand coronation looked like, and of course some religious discussion is sprinkled in with a brief history of the royal crown of England.

Oct 31, 2018

We celebrate Halloween by discussing how the Tudors celebrated Halloween and what a funeral would have looked like. 

Oct 17, 2018

We talk about how the Tudors used propaganda to their advantage. There’s a fun chat at the start about history and history education. 

Jump to 19:30 to get straight to Tudors!

Oct 3, 2018

Catherine of Aragon had so much opportunity - daughter of a warrior queen, engaged to a future king. And then men continuously let her down. Men suck. We discuss Catherine’s time in England as a widow.

Sep 26, 2018

We chat about all those love letters Henry sent to Anne Boleyn while trying to convince her that she would seriously be his ONLY mistress, babe, I swear.

Sep 20, 2018

We explore alternate show titles and discuss the Duke of Buckingham, the one guy Henry VIII executed who probably deserved it. 

Sep 14, 2018

We celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Flodden by recapping how Katherine of Aragon kicked Scottish ass, plus the battle that caused an over-dramatic King to die. 

Plus, Emily gives you an overview of two Tudor books she just finished!

Aug 29, 2018

Today we talk about the clearly time-traveling fool Will Somers and (because seriously the only way to survive that court was to know ahead of time what would happen). 

Aug 3, 2018

We chat about the roles servants played in the Tudor palaces and how things were actully pretty nice for them. 

Jul 18, 2018

We chat about Elizabeth’s efforts to take over the world. And of course  we discuss the new Mary Queen of Scots trailer.

Jul 5, 2018

Today we chat about some of the well-known Catholic and Protestant martyrs from the Tudor era. 

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