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Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

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Rank #137 in History category

Society & Culture
History
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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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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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All of my favorites!

By lindsaysmits - Apr 19 2020
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I love all of the historians featured, and now I can listen to them in the car! 🤍

Get your history freak on.

By friendly woods - Jan 18 2020
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This is great. I feel like I've been let into a super cool club.

iTunes Ratings

120 Ratings
Average Ratings
97
12
1
4
6

All of my favorites!

By lindsaysmits - Apr 19 2020
Read more
I love all of the historians featured, and now I can listen to them in the car! 🤍

Get your history freak on.

By friendly woods - Jan 18 2020
Read more
This is great. I feel like I've been let into a super cool club.
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Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

Latest release on Jul 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Henry VIII's six wives with Lucy Worsley

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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

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: Lucy Worsley's favourite queen

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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

50mins

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Rank #3: Lucy Worsley and the long-awaited son

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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

51mins

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Rank #4: England's medieval queens    

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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

45mins

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Rank #5: How royal illness changed history

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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

33mins

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Rank #6: The first Georgians with Lucy Worsley

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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

45mins

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Rank #7: Elizabeth I and gossip with Anna Whitelock

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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

52mins

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Rank #8: Tudor dress and courtly power

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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

43mins

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Rank #9: The journey of a royal dress

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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

36mins

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Rank #10: Who was the most glorious Georgian? with Lucy Worsley

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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

1hr 13mins

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Rank #11: Henry VIII: the making of a monarch

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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

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Rank #12: The history of Christmas dinner

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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

56mins

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Rank #13: What can we learn from the leaders of the past?  

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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

1hr 8mins

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Rank #14: The young Henry VIII with Phillipa Gregory 

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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

8mins

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