Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

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This podcast is a collection of recorded talks and lectures given by curators and experts at our palaces. It explores how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. For more information on Historic Royal Palaces visit hrp.org.uk

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Victorian science and seance
45:29

The Victorian era is defined by great leaps in cultural, technological and scientific innovations. In this series compiled from our archive we explore the fast moving world of Queen Victoria.

This talk from historian Dr Chris Renwick delves into the mysterious world of Victorian séance, the craze for the supernatural, and its connection to contemporary science.

 

Sep 22, 2022
The history of food writing
55:38

In this two-part series compiled from our archives we explore the history of food and dining across our palaces.

In this second episode, food historian Pen Vogler explains the art of describing culinary delights and disasters, and discusses the origins of food writing.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Sep 08, 2022
The Georgian dinner table with Annie Gray
45:00

In this two-part series from our archives, we explore the history of food and dining across our palaces.       

For this episode, join food historian Dr Annie Gray as she delves into the delights of the Georgian dinner table.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Aug 25, 2022
Isaac Newton and the Tower of London
59:23

In this talk writer Thomas Levenson discovers the surprising and unknown history of Isaac Newton as Warden of the Mint at the Tower of London.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Aug 11, 2022
Understanding Richard III
32:06

In this second talk on Richard III, historian Michael Hicks contextualises the life and character of King Richard III.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Jul 28, 2022
Discovering Richard III
39:44

In the first of two talks on Richard III, leading archaeologist Dr Richard Buckley tells his story of the amazing discovery of Richard III in a car park in the city of Leicester, England.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Jul 13, 2022
The Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
24:25

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk landscape architect Robert Myers describes the personality of the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace as a playful space for children.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.

Jun 30, 2022
Gardens - Tudor Gardens
18:24

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk historian Alison Sim talks about how the Tudors used gardens as places for play, pleasure and to show their power.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.

Jun 23, 2022
Gardens - Georgian gardens
18:39

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk historian Kate Felus explores the Georgians’ relationship with gardens and pleasure.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Jun 09, 2022
Gardens - The history of the maze at Hampton Court Palace
12:26
 The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk Maze designer Adrien Fisher tells us about the trend of the maze both in history, and in culture today.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Jun 02, 2022
A history of Royal Jubilees
45:57

In this special episode, we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a rip-roaring tour of the history of Royal Jubilees. Join Curators Charles Farris, Joanna Marschner and Lee Prosser as they find out what it takes to make an iconic Jubilee celebration.   To find out more about Superbloom at the Tower of London and other Jubilee celebrations at Historic Royal Palaces visit hrp.org.uk  

 

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May 26, 2022
Gardens - Royal gardens
21:28
The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator Susanne Groom enchants us with a description of royal gardens and how they were used for rest.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. 

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

May 19, 2022
Gardens - Mental health and horticulture
16:00

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk award winning garden designer Anne-Marie Powell talks about mental health, horticulture and happiness.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. 

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

May 12, 2022
Gardens - Shakespeare and gardens
23:09

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this episode historian Dr Vivian Thomas gives a potted history of Shakespeare's use of plants and gardens in his plays.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. 

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

May 05, 2022
Gardens - Constable and Turner and the English landscape
18:09

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk art historian Anne Lyles compares the works of Turner and Constable as painters of English landscapes.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. 

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Apr 28, 2022
Gardens - Capability Brown
29:49

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk historian John Phibbs delves into the work and world of the original landscape gardener Capability Brown, from the agricultural revolution to his iconic landscapes.

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk historian John Phibbs delves into the work and world of the original landscape gardener Capability Brown, from the agricultural revolution to his iconic landscapes.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. 

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Apr 26, 2022
Gardens - The political garden
25:30

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the history of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this episode historian Dr Oliver Cox talks about the political history of gardens in the age of the enlightenment.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. 

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Apr 14, 2022
Gardens - Hampton Court Palaces’ kitchen garden
16:46
The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Gardener Vicki Cooke explores the history of  Hampton Court's kitchen garden where she works today.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. 

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Apr 07, 2022
Gardens - The Folklore of gardens
28:39

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk Hampton Court Palace's Gardens and Estates Manager, Graham Dillamore explores the theme of folklore and gardens.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2015. 

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Mar 31, 2022
Queen Anne: the politics of passion
41:46

Despite ill health and tragedy, Queen Anne was a surprisingly successful monarch.

This series from our archive explores perceptions of her reign.

In this talk historian Dr Anne Somers, takes us through the life of Queen Anne, and encourages us to rethink her reign.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Mar 24, 2022
Queen Anne: the politics of appearance
54:10
Despite ill health and tragedy, Queen Anne was a surprisingly successful monarch.

This series from our archive explores perceptions and conceptions of her reign.

In this episode historian Dr Anna Whitelock discusses the body of Queen Anne, and how her appearance has influenced how people think about of her reign.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Mar 17, 2022
Jeffrey Hudson: the Queen's Dwarf
40:49
The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive.

In this episode join Historic Royal Palace’s Chris Gidlow to explore the intriguing life of Sir Jeffrey Hudson, the queen's dwarf, at the court of Charles I.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Mar 10, 2022
Rituals of the royal bedchamber
40:33

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive.

In this talk from Historic Royal palaces curator Dr Olivia Fryman, discovers the political significance of the royal bed in the 17th and 18th centuries.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Mar 03, 2022
Stuart court, entertainment and masques
01:01:52
The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive.

In this talk historian Dr Anne Daye explores an elaborate form of entertainment at the Stuart court - the Masque. Combining dance, theatre and a fancy dress ball, masques were staged regularly at the Banqueting House in Whitehall.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Feb 24, 2022
Life at the Stuart court
34:25

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive.

In this talk, Historic Royal Palaces curator Olivia Fryman delves into court life, fashion, etiquette and intrigue during the latter years of the Stuart court.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Feb 17, 2022
The court of Charles II
17:20
The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive.

In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator Brett Dolman introduces us to Charles II's court and its most famous courtiers and mistresses.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Feb 10, 2022
Lucy Worlsey's 17th century guide for girls
28:22
The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive.

In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Lucy Worsley takes us on a tour of famous women from the 17th century.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Feb 03, 2022
Meet the Masters
50:58
Our palaces are home to many significant works of art. This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence.

In this talk, a panel of experts considers the iconic work of the old masters on display at Hampton Court Palace.

This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.
For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Jan 27, 2022
Charles I: Royal Collector  
11:11

Our palaces are home to many significant works of art.  This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence.

In this talk we explore the role of Charles I as a collector of masterpieces. As the first British monarch to collect art for art's sake, he lay the foundations of today's sumptuous Royal Collection.

This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2015.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Jan 13, 2022
Yinka Shonibare: Empire and art       
46:55

Our palaces are home to many significant works of art. This series taken from our archives explores the history of art in the palaces, from royal patronage to its modern influence.

This conversation with artist Yinka Shonibare explores how the Georgians have influenced modern art, and how Yinka's own work has explored ideas of race, class and the meaning of cultural and national definitions.

This talk was originally recorded live at Kensington Palace in 2017.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Jan 06, 2022
Sacred music and the Reformation
28:58

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power. 

In this talk, Jeremy Summerly, Director of Music at St Peter's College Oxford, explores how Henry VIII used music to shape his own image and consolidate the reformation in England.        

This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Dec 30, 2021
Recreating the past through performance
53:31

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.

This talk explores the role of modern performance at Hampton Court Palace, and how the past can be recreated through drama and live interpretation.

This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Dec 16, 2021
Plays of Persuasion
30:46

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.

In this talk historian Thomas Betteridge examines how drama was used as a tool for persuasion and diplomacy at the Tudor court.

This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Dec 02, 2021
Playing the Fool with Suzannah Lipscomb
38:40

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.

In this talk historian Suzannah Lipscombe explores the role of the fool at the Tudor court, calling into question the myths surrounding these entertainers.

This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

 

Nov 18, 2021
Anne Boleyn as musician and composer  
38:09

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power. 

In this talk, historian Tamsin Lewis explores Anne Boleyn's keen ability as a musician and composer and how this influenced her role at court.

This talk was originally recorded at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Nov 04, 2021
A message from Historic Royal Palaces
01:26

Welcome back to the Historic Royal Palaces Podcast. We’re sorry we’ve been away…

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on Historic Royal Palaces.  

If you would like to help look after our six Palaces, you can select and sponsor your own personal stone at the Tower of London www.sponsor-a-stone.hrp.org.uk

You too can be a custodian of the 1000-year-old White Tower, by adding your name to our virtual wall, and helping us to look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world.  

Your continued support gives the palaces a future, for everyone, so thank you.  

Nov 04, 2021
Black Tudors with Miranda Kaufmann and Michael Ohajuru
57:16

To celebrate Black History Month, in this talk art historian Michael Ohajuru and historian Miranda Kaufmann talk about their research into Black Tudors in England during the 16th century.

To find out more about Miranda’s book Black Tudors: The Untold Story visit: www.mirandakaufmann.com/black-tudors

For more on The John Blanke Project visit: www.johnblanke.com

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

Sep 30, 2020
The Tower of London's Jewish history    
55:49

The Tower of London has an intriguing yet relatively unknown Jewish history. This series compiled from our archive reveals some fascinating stories from the Tower’s shared past with the Jewish community.

In this talk our panel explore the role the Tower of London has played in Jewish history from 1066 to the modern day.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

Aug 26, 2020
Coinage and the expulsion of the Jews
01:03:54

The Tower of London has an intriguing yet relatively unknown Jewish history. This series compiled from our archive reveals some fascinating stories from the Tower’s shared past with the Jewish community.

This episode explores 13th-century coinage, the Jewish community’s status as money lenders, and the events that culminated in their tragic expulsion from England.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

Aug 12, 2020
The dangers of Tudor life   
53:36

In this intriguing talk, historian Steven Gunn explores accidents in Tudor life and uncovers some of the worrying dangers people encountered living during the era.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

Jul 29, 2020
Anne Boleyn: life in the shadow of the Tower
59:03

In this talk, historians Lauren Mackay, Susannah Lipscombe and George Bernard explore the life of Anne Boleyn and her relationship with the Tower of London.

Jul 15, 2020
Contextualising Henry VIII with Steven Gunn  
08:18

In this episode historian Steven Gunn concludes our series of talks on Henry VIII by taking a step back and allowing us to understand the wider social and political context of Henry VIII's reign

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.

 

Jul 08, 2020
The role of Henry VIII's court with Glenn Richardson   
08:44

In this episode historian Glenn Richardson explores losing your head at Henry VIII's court, by contextualising how the court operated as the machinery of monarchy.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.

 

Jul 01, 2020
Survival strategies at Henry VIII's court with David Loades    
07:15

In this talk historian David Loades explores survival strategies at Henry VIII's court by assessing developments in his personality throughout his reign.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.

 

Jun 24, 2020
What not to do at Henry VIII's court with Jessie Childs
06:58

In this episode historian Jessie Childs advises us what not to do at the court of Henry VIII in order to keep your head.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.

 

Jun 17, 2020
Surviving Henry VIII with Hilary Mantel  
08:01

In this episode author Hilary Mantel enlightens us on what it takes to have influence at the Tudor Court and what to do in order to survive King Henry VIII.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself.

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.

 

Jun 10, 2020
How did you keep your head at Henry VIII's court?  
04:15

In this episode historian Derek Wilson asks the question that preoccupied many of the people close to Henry VIII: how do you keep your head at Henry VIII's court?

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.

 

Jun 03, 2020
The development of Henry VIII with Eric Ives  
12:07

In this episode historian Eric Ives argues for the good versus the bad Henry, and questions if he deserves his reputation as a tyrant king.      

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII.

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.         

 

May 27, 2020
The young and the old Henry VIII with Margaret George
08:47

In this episode historian Margaret George explores Henry VIII's personality, paranoia and his realisation of power.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. 

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.         

 

May 20, 2020
Henry VIII and his ministers with John Guy 
07:40

In this episode historian John Guy explores Henry's successes, and the role of his Chief Ministers in achieving them.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. 

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.         

 

May 13, 2020
Henry VIII vs. Henry VII with Derek Wilson 
07:36

In this episode historian Derek Wilson examines the Whitehall mural which is thought to display Henry's underlying insecurities about his father, Henry VII.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. 

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.         

 

May 06, 2020
The two Henry's with Susannah Lipscombe
05:57

In this episode historian Susannah Lipscombe explores the idea of Henry having two personalities.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. 

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.         

 

Apr 29, 2020
The young Henry VIII with Phillipa Gregory 
08:06

In this episode author and historian Phillippa Gregory talks about the young Henry who she believes was tragically damaged from a young age.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. 

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.         

 

Apr 22, 2020
How royal illness changed history
33:55

In this talk with Historic Royal Palace’s Chief Curator Lucy Worsley and TV Executive Emma Hindley, we go behind the scenes of the BBC series Fit to Rule, and explore how royal illness influenced the reigns of our monarchs throughout history.

Apr 08, 2020
George III and mental health
21:32

2020 marks the bicentenary of the death of George III, who has often been coined by history as the 'mad' king. In this episode historian Elaine Chalus explores the mental health of George III and how it affected his reign and overshadowed his legacy.

Apr 01, 2020
England's medieval queens    
45:00

To celebrate women's history month, this series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.         

In this final talk from this series, historian Lisa Hilton explores the lives of England’s medieval queens, from Matilda of Flanders, the Conqueror’s queen, to Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor consort.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories 

Mar 25, 2020
What can we learn from the leaders of the past?  
01:08:33

In this discussion a panel of experts explore the qualities of good leaders as they consider the question 'what can we learn from the great leaders of history?' Of course, most leaders of the past were men, so the panel explore the concepts of gender and leadership.

This talk was recorded at the Tower of London in 2015.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

Mar 18, 2020
Who was Henrietta Howard? With Tracy Borman
38:09

To celebrate women's history month, this mini series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. Join Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator, Tracy Borman, as she uncovers the extraordinary life of Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II and servant to Queen Caroline.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

Mar 11, 2020
The not so bloody Mary
21:16

To celebrate women's history month, this mini series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.         

In this conversation, historian Dr Alice Hunt traces Mary I's life from her birth as a royal princess to her ultimate succession and reign as queen.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories 

Mar 04, 2020
Elizabeth I and gossip with Anna Whitelock
52:49

In this talk historian Dr Anna Whitelock explores how Elizabeth I cleverly used gender and gossip to manipulate a court full of men. Discover how this remarkable female monarch changed the state of power play in what was traditionally a man’s world.

History has traditionally taken a negative view of women in power. This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.         

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories 

Feb 26, 2020
Secrets of success with Jane Garvey
51:27

History has traditionally taken a negative view of women in power. This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. 

In this discussion, Jane Garvey, presenter on Radio 4s women’s hour, leads a panel of experts to investigate what it takes for a woman to become a leader among men.        

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk-history-and-stories

Feb 19, 2020
How we used to talk about women
59:26

This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. 

In this episode we revisit a discussion from 2017 where a panel of experts explore the idea of how we used to talk about women, and how the langauge of the past has shaped our views of the present.

To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

 

 

Feb 12, 2020
How we used to talk about LGBTQ+
44:08

To celebrate LGBT History Month, we are revisiting a discussion from 2017 where we gathered a panel of experts to explore historical views on LGBTQ+, and to question how far the language and rhetoric of the past has influenced our views on the present.

This talk was originally recorded and released in 2017 on the anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967.

To find out more about the LGBTQ+ histories and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/lgbt-royal-histories

Feb 05, 2020
Make-up and monarchy
53:17

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends.

This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.         

In this talk cosmetics historian Madeline Marsh explores the history of make-up and how the monarchy has used it throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories  

Jan 29, 2020
Princess Diana and David Sassoon
40:54

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends.

This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.         

In this charmingly candid conversation Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator Eleri Lynn chats with the fashion designer David Sassoon about his work with Princess Diana and the royal family.

This talk was recorded live at Kensington Palace in 2017.

To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Jan 22, 2020
Royal women and power dressing
19:47

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends.

This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.         

This talk explores the wardrobes of seven royal women who have used, and continue to use, clothing and fashion as a tool for diplomacy.

This talk was recorded live at Kensington Palace in 2016.

To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories   

Jan 15, 2020
Contemporary fashion and royal inspiration
24:55

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends.

This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.         

In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ curator Alexandra Kim explores how contemporary fashion has taken inspiration from the style of kings and queens of the past.

This talk was recorded live at Kensington Palace in 2012

To find out more about the history and strories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Jan 08, 2020
The journey of a royal dress
36:09

Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends.

This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today.         

This talk on the fashion of 20th century royal women, takes a journey through the design of a royal dress; from the initial brief to the garment’s production and completion.

To find out more about the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories  

Jan 08, 2020
The history of Christmas dinner
56:02

Tis the season to be jolly, so we've dipped into our stocking full of podcasts and pulled out three festive talks that explore Christmas traditions through the ages. 

Join food historian Dr Annie Gray as she explores the traditions of Christmas dinner, from medieval festive fare through to the decadent Edwardians.

For more information on the history of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Dec 18, 2019
The history of Christmas traditions
46:35

Tis the season to be jolly, so we've dipped into our stocking full of podcasts and pulled out three festive talks that explore Christmas traditions through the ages. 

In this talk, historian Dr Mark Connely takes us on a comical whistle stop tour of Christmas traditions, from Medieval times right through to the Victorians and modern day.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Dec 11, 2019
The history of Christmas performance
42:49

Tis the season to be jolly, so we've dipped into our stocking full of podcasts and pulled out three festive talks that explore Christmas traditions through the ages. In this episode, Kate Howard from Past Pleasures talks about the roots of the traditional Christmas panto in an era that brought entertainment to the masses.

For more information on the history of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Dec 04, 2019
Lucy Worsley's favourite queen
50:09

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian Kings. This series complied from our archive explores famous Georgians in all their glory.

Join Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Lucy Worsley as she tells us about her favourite Queen – Caroline – wife of George II, and enlightened leader of the Georgian court.

This talk was recorded live in 2017 at Hillsborough Court House, Northern Ireland. 

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Nov 27, 2019
The court of George II
34:55

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian Kings. 

This series complied from our archive explores famous Georgians in all their glory.

In this talk we hear about Lord Hervey; a Georgian courtier and politician who offers us an insight into the gossipy court of George II and Queen Caroline.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories  

Nov 20, 2019
The first Georgians with Lucy Worsley
45:51

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian kings. 

This series compiled from our archive, explores famous Georgians in all their glory.

In this talk Chief Curator Lucy Worsley takes a sneak peek behind the scenes of the BBC Four series, The First Georgians.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2014.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

 

Nov 13, 2019
The court of George I with Tracy Borman
43:34

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian Kings. 

This series complied from our archive explores famous Georgians in all their glory.

In this talk our Chief Curator Tracy Borman, explores the court of George I and the Hanoverian culture he brought with him to England.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace 2014.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Nov 06, 2019
Who was the most glorious Georgian? with Lucy Worsley
01:13:03

The Georgian era was marked by the arrival of the Hanoverian Kings.

This series complied from our archive explores famous Georgians in all their glory.

In this talk, join Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Lucy Worsley and a team of experts as they put their case forward for who was the most glorious Georgian.

This panel was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2014

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Nov 06, 2019
Outliers - Stories from the edge of history
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Outliers - Stories from the edge of history is an historic fiction podcast that reveals the people hiding in the shadows of real events at some of the greatest palaces ever built. 

Subscribe and listen wherever it is you get your podcasts by searching Outliers - Stories from the edge of history, or following the below links.

Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/outliers-stories-from-the-edge-of-history/id1310165230

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6TRTiI4MUUgoCCRBFyuMwk

Discover the history behind Outliers - blog.hrp.org.uk  

Nov 05, 2019
Lucy Worsley and the long-awaited son
51:44

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII. 

In this discussion the panel of experts unravel the preparations, rituals, and personalities involved in the christening of Edward VI, Henry VIII's long awaited son.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Oct 31, 2019
The Eltham Rules
46:04

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.   

In this talk Chris Gidlow from Historic Royal Palaces explores the Eltham Ordinances, the rules that existed to keep the Tudor court functioning and in order.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

Oct 31, 2019
The drama of Tudor coronations
54:38

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.   

In this talk historian Dr Alice Hunt examines 16th century coronations, how they responded to monarchical and religious changes of the time, and what they tell us about legitimacy, representation and the purpose of ceremony.

This talk was recorded live at the Tower of London in 2013.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories 

 

Oct 31, 2019
At home with the royal Tudors
52:59

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII. 

In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Tracy Borman goes behind the scenes to investigate the private lives of the Tudors.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Oct 30, 2019
Hilary Mantel's 'Bring up the Bodies'
46:40

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.

In this talk renowned author Hilary Mantel sheds light on her novel 'Bring up the Bodies', the history behind it, and the process for writing captivating historical fiction.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2012.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

 

Oct 30, 2019
Thomas Cromwell with Tracy Borman
50:49

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.           

In this episode Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Tracy Borman explores one of her favourite topics, the turbulent life of Thomas Cromwell and his relationship with the English Reformation.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.

For more information on the histories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Oct 24, 2019
Henry VIII: the making of a monarch
50:54

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.           

In this episode historian Lauren Johnson explores Henry VIII’s early years and his journey from modest prince to bold, uncompromising king.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016.

For more information on the histories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Oct 24, 2019
Tudor dress and courtly power
43:39

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.           

In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator Eleri Lynn discusses how Tudor fashion was designed to convey messages of status, power and authority in the Tudor court.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2017.

For more information on the histories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Oct 23, 2019
Henry VIII's six wives with Lucy Worsley
01:08:41

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.           

In this episode, Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Lucy Worsley introduces us to her favourite queen and wife of Henry VIII, and discusses her BBC TV series ‘Henry VIII's Six Wives’.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2016.

For more information on the histories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories

Oct 23, 2019