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.)
We chat about the very long imprisonment and eventual trial of the very unfortunate Queen of Scotland, Mary.
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.
We celebrate Halloween by discussing how the Tudors celebrated Halloween and what a funeral would have looked like.
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!
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.
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.
We explore alternate show titles and discuss the Duke of Buckingham, the one guy Henry VIII executed who probably deserved it.
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!
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).
We chat about the roles servants played in the Tudor palaces and how things were actully pretty nice for them.
We chat about Elizabeth’s efforts to take over the world. And of course we discuss the new Mary Queen of Scots trailer.
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.