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Henry VIII

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Henry VIII - How a Tudor King gorged whilst his peasantry starved

Dining with our Ancestors

Welcome to episode two of Dining with our ancestors. The average person today eats that which previously, the richest Emperor could never have imagined for himself. Culture, socio-economic forces, seasons, geography, and plenty more all played a part in what was accessible to those who passed their torch-lit genes to us. The exploration of these powers’ impact on our ancestors' diets allows us a better understanding of the genes we came to inhabit, but mostly who these people were, in turn giving us a greater depth of knowledge about who we might be.The lavish Tudor King is renowned for his appetitive desires, the breadth of which extend beyond the waistband. A waistband so large that two of the biggest men to be found in England could fit inside it. But his desire for more, to have the most bled vehemently into his private life too. Why was he so ... hungry? In every sense of the word.Expect to learn: Whether the man’s appetiive desires are a virtue of his reputation What did he literally feed that appetite and what, other than his own pot belly, were the consequences of his plate size?What did this appetite do to his private life?What did his illnesses look like and how did they manifest? Was he always so monstrous and overweight?What did a traditional Banquet at Hampton Court palace look like, what dishes were served and how did this contrast to the diet of the peasants?If you enjoyed, please follow the podcast so you don't miss the next episode.If you wish to contact me:www.twitter.com/willfaconnellyMy blog on dieting:www.skinnyboydieting.wordpress.comMy writing blog:www.willfaconnelly.wordpress.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


30 Nov 2022

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11th October 1521: King Henry VIII of England given the title Defender of the Faith by Pope Leo X


The Pope granted the Latin title Fidei defensor to Henry after he published a book in which he defended Catholic doctrine against the criticisms levelled at it by Martin Luther in his Ninety-five Theses during the early stages of the Protestant ...

11 Oct 2022

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E63: Henry VIII with Evany Rosen

Evil Men

This week, comedian and writer Evany Rosen joins James and Michael to talk about one of England’s horniest and rudest kings: Henry VIII. From his early days as a sexy young hunk to his later struggles with gout, festering leg wounds and six doomed marriages, Evany talks us through it all! The guy was NOT a great hubby! Enjoy! Be sure to follow Evany on Twitter and pick up her fantastic book What I Think Happened. And check out Chris Locke’s new standup special Captain Bones, out September 30, 2022 on Crave. *** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: on October 28, 2022, Evil Men Live: A Halloween Frightmare is happening at 9pm at Comedy Bar in Toronto. This will be an unforgettable/terrifying night of humour, fear, special guests, surprises and goo. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS. Support Evil Men on Patreon for EXCLUSIVE bonus episodes and special treats. Follow Evil Men on Twitter and Instagram. And rate and review us wherever possible! And keep track of past Evilometer scores at Evilpedia, created by listener Christian Miles. Brought to you By: The Sonar Network

1hr 25mins

29 Sep 2022

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The Wives of Henry VIII in Six Chapters: a mega-episode revisit

The History Chicks

Covid has sidelined us this week, so instead of talking, we've remastered and combined our 2012 coverage of all the wives of Henry VIII into this one supersized episode. Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine Parr together! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

2hr 31mins

10 Jul 2022

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King Henry VIII - Elizabeth Norton

House of Mystery Radio on NBC

Doomed queen of Henry VIII, mother to Elizabeth I, the epic story of Anne Boleyn.Anne Boleyn was the most controversial and scandalous woman ever to sit on the throne of England. From her early days at the imposing Hever Castle in Kent, to the glittering courts of Paris and London, Anne caused a stir wherever she went. Alluring but not beautiful, Anne's wit and poise won her numerous admirers at the English court, and caught the roving eye of King Henry. Anne was determined to shape her own destiny, first through a secret engagement to Henry Percy, the heir of the Earl of Northumberland, and later through her insistence on marriage with the king, after a long and tempestuous relationship as his mistress. Their love affair was as extreme as it was deadly, from Henry's 'mine own sweetheart' to 'cursed and poisoning whore' her fall from grace was total.ABOUT THE AUTHORElizabeth Norton gained her first degree from the Universiy of Cambridge, and her Masters from the University of Oxford. Her other books include Jane Seymour: Henry VIII's True Love, Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Discarded Bride (both published by Amberley Publishing) and She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of England. She lives in Kingston Upon Thames.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseofmysteryradio. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/houseofmysteryradio. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


7 Jul 2022

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Ukraine, “The Godfather,” and canceling Henry VIII – Carl E. Olson on the latest from Catholic World Report

Ignatius Press Podcast

Mark Brumley and Carl E. Olson join us from their respective home libraries to chat about the latest stories and features at Catholic World Report, including pieces on the war in Ukraine, the 50th anniversary of the release of “The Godfather,” and why Henry VIII—bad as he was—should not be “canceled.”


20 Apr 2022

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Catherine of Aragon: Queen of England, first wife of Henry VIII, incredible leader

Women Did That

Catherine of Aragon... The amazing, beloved queen of England was the first wife of Henry VIII, and recently brought into public discussion through the Broadway musical, “Six”. Know for her piety and her strong religious attachments, Catherine became known as a well-loved and powerful Queen of England. So much so that Catherine was even left in charge of England while her husband was away. This episode details the amazing life of Catherine, as well as the numerous hardships she endured throughout her very public life. Be sure to check us out on Twitter and Instagram! @WomenDidThat Please leave us a review and subscribe! It really helps our small podcast grow and reach new listeners.Our theme music was created by: freesibsThanks so much to Buzzsprout for making the creation of this podcast possible! They provided so many amazing tools and tips that made the process of creating our first podcast so much easier. If you have ever wanted to start your own podcast, Buzzsprout can help you do it for free! Follow our link to learn more about how Buzzsprout can help you make your dream podcast a reality, while also helping out our podcast.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.


23 Mar 2022

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Episode 3: 2021 Retreat: Shane Mountjoy: "Henry VIII: The Overlooked Reformer"

Midwest Preacher's Retreat Podcast

1hr 17mins

1 Nov 2021

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Nathaniel Parker returns as Henry VIII in RSC's Mantel trilogy

British Theatre Guide podcast

Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies were brought to the stage in 2014 by the Royal Shakespeare Company, adapted by Mike Poulton and directed by Jeremy Herrin. The third in the series, The Mirror and the Light, has opened at the Gielgud Theatre, again directed by Herrin but this time adapted by Mantel herself with Ben Miles, who has played the central character of Thomas Cromwell across all three plays. Also returning is Nathaniel Parker as King Henry VIII. BTG Editor David Chadderton spoke to him on the morning of the press night performance about the production, as well as about playing real people (from King Henry to Gordon Brown and Albert Speer), lockdown, playing Bond (in a manner of speaking) and just a little bit of politics. The Mirror and the Light began previews at London’s Gielgud Theatre on 23 September 2021, opened on 6 October and is booking until 23 January 2022. For more information about the production, see the web sites of The Mirror and the Light or The RSC. To keep up-to-date with Nat’s work and blog posts, see his web site. (Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII in The Mirror and the Light - Photo by Marc Brenner)


8 Oct 2021

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Henry VIII's Break with Rome

Channel History Hit

King Henry VIII was deeply religious and started out as a staunch supporter of the Pope and the Roman Catholic church. But everything changed when Henry's need to produce a male successor led to his wanting to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. In this first of an occasional series of Explainer podcasts, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb offers everything you ever wanted to know about one of the most famous and far-reaching episodes in British history.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 Sep 2021