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 5, 2018

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

Jun 13, 2018

We talk about how England transitioned from their last Tudor monarch to James I. 

May 30, 2018

Ireland during the Tudor time wasn’t exactly a peaceful time. We chat about the many rebellions and a badass lady pirate of Ireland.

May 16, 2018

Today we chat about Arbella Stuart, who may have become queen after Elizabeth, and how those succession laws worked anyway.

May 9, 2018

Today we discuss the very interesting life of John Dee, famous for being super smart and also speaking to angels. Of course.

Apr 25, 2018

We talk about Tudor writers and playwrites, and of course discuss the most famous Elizabethan author.

Apr 18, 2018

Today we discuss Henry’s divorce and all the chaos that went into trying to convince the Pope you’re right. 

Apr 11, 2018

We chat about Mary Tudor’s marriage to Philip II of Spain, and how happy England was for their queen (JK).

Apr 4, 2018

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. 

Mar 28, 2018

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.

Mar 14, 2018

We talk about the battle that won Henry VII the crown of England.

Mar 7, 2018


No but really, Margaret Pole did not have a happy life and a brutal death. 

Mar 1, 2018

Chapuys is one of our greatest resources for historical documents, so we finally sit down and chat about this famous ambassador. 

Feb 21, 2018

We finally talk marmalade. But also the Ladies in Waiting and how they served the Queen. 

Feb 14, 2018

Henry Fitzroy may have been a bastard, but he was raised as prince.

Plus, Emily brings up Richard III again.

Feb 7, 2018

Everyone knows Henry VIII loved his ladies, and he really enjoyed those mistresses. Plus, could there be a new podcast in the work? 

Jan 31, 2018

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.

Jan 24, 2018

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. 

Jan 17, 2018

Robert Dudley was Elizabeth I’s bestie, and he definitely reaped the rewards. And then he used those rewards on some dolphins. 

Jan 10, 2018

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.

Dec 13, 2017

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. 

Nov 28, 2017

Jeff and Garrett get educated on what Scotland was up to during the Tudor times. Spoilers: the lords were angry a lot. 

Nov 22, 2017

Henry VII faced a couple of threats in the first part of his reign, and everybody wanted to be the Earl of Warick. 

Nov 15, 2017

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.

Nov 1, 2017

So many Popes, so little time.

We chat about the Tudor Popes and how they affected the Tudor monarchs.  


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