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.
So many Popes, so little time.
We chat about the Tudor Popes and how they affected the Tudor monarchs.
From lowly butcher’s son to king’s closest advisor, Cromwell weaseled his way to the top. But he didn’t end up a-head.
See what I did there?
In the spirit of Halloween, we share the most well-known ghost sightings of our favorite Tudors.
Let's get spooky.
We finally discuss Henry VII, the how-the-f*£!-did-he-become-king King of England. He had a pretty crazy childhood that involved some wars and some roses and a chick named Brittany, and France was there, too. And then he became king! His reign brought peace to a kingdom tired of war.
Happy Anniversary to us! It's been a year since we launched Tudor I Hardly Know Her, so we tested Garrett and Jeff to see if they have been paying attention. And one of our lucky listeners won a prize, so be sure to see if you're one of them! Sponsored by Ferd's Codpiece Emporium.
Who'd have thought an old man with a penchant for wax effigies was the original 007? We discuss how Elizabeth Tudor set up the original MI6 and whether she had the headquarters listed on Ye Olde Wikipedia.
The Tudors had to start somewhere. Emily enlightens Garrett and Jeffrey on Edmund and Jasper Tudor, the original Tudors who shaped a dynasty. ABBA was also there.
Join Emily as she talks about all of her favorite Tudor books and get some new reading suggestions. And listen to her rant about the one terrible Tudor book everyone should avoid.
Did you know Henry VIII shot JFK?
OK maybe not, but there were some crazy conspiracies about the Tudors, notably Anne and Elizabeth (of course).
Spoiler free for season 7! After talking so much about how Game of Thrones was based off of real history, we finally get down to it. Enjoy this Game of Thrones special! Don't worry, no season 7 spoilers.
Apparently only one man could make it through the reign of Henry VIII, and that man was Superman Charles Brandon, orphan extraordinaire. This dude made it all the way to 60 years old and was hardly ever threatened by his BFF.
We talk about how the people of the Tudor era got married (although Henry VIII probably could have taught them everything.) Special appearance by DJ Bubonic.
The Boleyn family may have been ambitious, but weren't so lucky. Especially with Thomas Boleyn as the patriarch.