Today we chat about some of the well-known Catholic and Protestant martyrs from the Tudor era.
We talk about how England transitioned from their last Tudor monarch to James I.
Ireland during the Tudor time wasn’t exactly a peaceful time. We chat about the many rebellions and a badass lady pirate of Ireland.
Today we chat about Arbella Stuart, who may have become queen after Elizabeth, and how those succession laws worked anyway.
Today we discuss the very interesting life of John Dee, famous for being super smart and also speaking to angels. Of course.
We talk about Tudor writers and playwrites, and of course discuss the most famous Elizabethan author.
Today we discuss Henry’s divorce and all the chaos that went into trying to convince the Pope you’re right.
We chat about Mary Tudor’s marriage to Philip II of Spain, and how happy England was for their queen (JK).
A listener suggestion turned into a great episode! We talk about those poor Grey sisters and the many issues they had with Queen Elizabeth. Actually, it was really just one issue that kept popping up.
Witchcraft in the Tudor times was not quite as witch-hunty/burny as Salem, but you definitely didn’t want to be accused of being a witch. So basically you didn’t want to be a woman.
Also, Rat Pope.
We talk about the battle that won Henry VII the crown of England.
DEPRESSING AS SHIT!
No but really, Margaret Pole did not have a happy life and a brutal death.
Chapuys is one of our greatest resources for historical documents, so we finally sit down and chat about this famous ambassador.
We finally talk marmalade. But also the Ladies in Waiting and how they served the Queen.
Henry Fitzroy may have been a bastard, but he was raised as prince.
Plus, Emily brings up Richard III again.
Everyone knows Henry VIII loved his ladies, and he really enjoyed those mistresses. Plus, could there be a new podcast in the work?
Thomas Howard's name is brought up a lot in Tudor history, so it's time to discuss exactly how he ruined the lives of almost every woman with whom he spoke.
Royalty really knew how to spoil their pets.
We chat about the favorite pets of the Tudors and other nobility and how cat prejudice led to the spread of disease.
Robert Dudley was Elizabeth I’s bestie, and he definitely reaped the rewards. And then he used those rewards on some dolphins.
Back for the new year!
We start off 2018 like Henry VIII - ridiculous temporary palaces, gold monkeys, and some good old-fashioned world-leader wrestling.
Let’s talk about the Field of Cloth of Gold.
Hooray! We made it to our 50th episode!
We talk about our favorite Tudor’s childhood. All the drama, romance, and daddy issues you could ask for.
Jeff and Garrett get educated on what Scotland was up to during the Tudor times. Spoilers: the lords were angry a lot.
Henry VII faced a couple of threats in the first part of his reign, and everybody wanted to be the Earl of Warick.
We chat about Henry VIII’s obsession with selfie-portraits and super expensive tapestries. And then there was all the music playing as a constant soundtrack.
And Emily learns something about Hans Holbein.