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Tudors Dynasty

Love the Tudor dynasty, or royal history in general? We interview your favorite historians and authors as well as tell you the stories of the era and beyond.

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The Sisters Boleyn with Christine Morgan

With this podcast I share a variety of stories from the most well-known dynasty of them all; The Tudors. From simple stories about the people of the time to the drama that was the reign of Henry VIII and of course, religion and politics. This episode of the podcast is brought to you in part by The Falcon Nest - Handmade, history-themed jewelry. The Falcon Nest specializes in gorgeous replicas of the famous Anne Boleyn “B” necklace.  See more at - the-falcon-nest.com  - and be sure to use promo code TUDORSDYNASTY to receive 15% off! So, May 19th is the 483rd anniversary of the execution of Anne Boleyn - I hate to call it an anniversary because that would indicate a celebration, and it was no real celebration for Anne. Except, without her execution I don't believe she would be as popular as she is today. Anne’s sister Mary has been mostly lost to history but part of her still carries on today - we’ll cover that more in a little bit. On today’s show we have special guest, Christine Morgan - Christine is a historian and web series creator from Charlotte, NC and hold an MA in European History and has been invited to present her research internationally at history conference in the US and in the UK. Her research covers the history of royal families, royal mistresses, religion, theatre, and propaganda. Christine’s web series called “Untitled History Project” which she writes, researches and hosts, has garnered support in her community and has been used as teaching material in high schools and universities in the US. You can find Christine here: Untitled History Project - Facebook Untitled History Project - YouTube -- You can also find the Anne of Cleves book I mention in the episode here: Amazon - US -- Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Christine Morgan Produced by: Rebecca Larson Imaging by: Troy Larson Music Credits:  Suonatore di Liuto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

42mins

18 May 2019

Rank #1

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The Tower of London with Tara Ball

I must begin with two apologies. The first being that I may sound a bit different this week as I've been battling a cold. Secondly, there was a technical difficulty in my attempt to record this interview with Tara Ball, Warden at the Tower of London. Since I was unable to record an actual interview as I usually do, Tara was kind enough to take the questions I had prepared and record her answers for me. Regardless of the setback, I believe you will truly enjoy this episode as you do all the others. Tara does a marvelous job conveying the history of the Tower. To become a patron: Patreon.com/TudorsDynasty click "Become a Patron" Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Tara Ball Produced by: Rebecca Larson Imaging by: Troy Larson Music Credits:  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

44mins

24 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Anne Boleyn: Birth to Marriage

Music Credits: Lord of the Land Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com )Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

12mins

9 May 2017

Rank #3

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Plantagenets & the Wars of the Roses

Sep 8, 2018 at 4:57pm This podcast is a bit unconventional for me. I've decided that talking about the Tudors, or any royal history, for that matter is more fun when you have someone to do it with. Sari Graham and I have become friends through social media and we share an interest in all things Tudor. I am honored to have her as a guest on the show today so she can teach me, and maybe you as well, a bit about the Wars of the Roses.  -- Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson Produced by: Rebecca Larson Music Credits:  Suonatore di Liuto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

44mins

8 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Tudor Horror Stories - Ghost Stories, Executions and Halloween

Oct 27, 2018 at 4:04pm In this episode of my podcast I look at the history of Halloween, tells some stories of Tudor ghosts and also grizzly executions. So...sit back, relax and prepare to be transported back in time to Tudor England.  -- Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson Produced by: Rebecca Larson Imaging by: Troy Larson Music Credits:  Modern Jazz Samba Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Danse Macabre Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Several SFX from FreeSound.org--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

22mins

27 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Elizabeth, Queen of England - Part One

Welcome to the Tudors Dynasty podcast, I am your host, Rebecca Larson, owner of TudorsDynasty.com and welcome to Queen Elizabeth Month on the show!Elizabeth Tudor has always been on the back-burner for me. While I love the fact that she is the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn I’ve never been as interested in her reign as I have been for her father’s.  -- Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson Produced by: Rebecca Larson Music Credits:  Suonatore di Liuto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

20mins

9 Dec 2017

Rank #6

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A Tale of Two Sisters and Execution of a Noble

Voiced and Produced by Rebecca Larson Music Credits: Lord of the Land Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com )Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

9mins

18 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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Understanding the Man: Henry VIII - Part Two

Jun 2, 2018 at 6:00pmThis is the second and last part on my "Understanding the Man" series on King Henry VIII.As many of you may already know, King Henry VIII is my favorite monarch of the Tudor dynasty. If it wasn’t for his reign I do not believe the Tudors would be as popular as they are today. In this episode I continue on my journey to explain the Henry I have learned to love...and hate. In this series on Henry VIII I want to take a different look at the king who executed two of his six wives. My mission is to make those of you who look at him as a tyrant to see what made him into the man he became later into his reign.  --- Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson Produced by: Rebecca Larson Music Credits:  Suonatore di Liuto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

30mins

2 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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Understanding the Man - Henry VIII

May 17, 2018 at 8:31amAs many of you may already know, King Henry VIII is my favorite monarch of the Tudor dynasty. If it wasn’t for his reign I do not believe the Tudors would be as popular as they are today.  In this series on Henry VIII I want to take a different look at the king who executed two of his six wives. My mission is to make those of you who look at him as a tyrant to see what made him into the man he became later into his reign.  --- Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson Produced by: Rebecca Larson Music Credits:  Suonatore di Liuto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

15mins

17 May 2018

Rank #9

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Sari Graham on Anne Boleyn

Mar 23 at 3:34pm On this episode I have with me my good friend, Sari Graham to talk about her love for the person with the most recognizable name in world history, Anne Boleyn; Daughter. Sister. Lady-in-Waiting. Marquess. Queen. Mother. Heretic. Whore. Witch. Traitor. Victim. Probably one of the most recognizable names in English history, her life’s story has been immortalized in numerous books, film and television series in the 483 years since her untimely death. The world still feels the ripples of the waves Anne Boleyn made during her lifetime, including the highly successful reign of her only child, Queen Elizabeth I.     This podcast would not be possible without the generous support of my patrons: Diana O, Bobb W, Racheal C, Michele T, Lacy W, Dianne B, Kathie K, Katie F, Stacie C, Joy B, James V, Anne L, Mary J, Azaria J, Lara L, Rebecca H, Lisa N, Nora C, Sallyann F, Jennifer V, Angela G, Sarah C, Doris C, Wendy A, Cynthia Y, Anna K, Nicole T, Heidi H, Mary T, Cheryl T, Adrian S, Carey H, Sari G, Heather T, Tanya R, Donna K, Katherine R, Courtney D, Sue K, Shelbie H, Jenn, Melissa S and Megan B. A special warm welcome to my newest patron Debbie V - thank you for your support, Debbie! -Rebecca  -- A special thanks to The Falcon Nest jewelry. Handmade, history-themed jewelry. See more!  Receive 15% off with promo code: TUDORSDYNASTY -- Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Sari Graham Produced by: Rebecca Larson Imaging by: Troy Larson Music Credits:  Suonatore di Liuto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

27mins

23 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Tudor Food & Etiquette with Rose Rylotte

Feb 10 at 1:19pm I'm so excited to have Rose Rylotte on the show this week. Rose runs a blog called My British Obsession and was chosen as a contestant on the Great American Baking show.  In this episode Rose and I discuss Tudor etiquette, Tudor eats, food preservation and SO MUCH more! Check out Rose's blog and videos here: mybritishobsession.wordpress.com Rose's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/My-British-Obsession-2282108292012314/ Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson Produced by: Rebecca Larson Imaging by: Troy Larson Music Credits:  Suonatore di Liuto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

27mins

10 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Katheryn Howard - Part Two

In the last podcast we ended with Katheryn Howard married and Thomas Cromwell was executed. If you missed it, I’d recommend going back and listening to that one first, it was called Katheryn Howard: Part One.  As a queen of England Katheryn is only remembered for being the fifth wife of Henry VIII, and was executed. If it hadn’t been for her scandalous downfall, and said execution, we would not have as much interest in Katheryn as we do today.   Here is the "transcript" so to speak for this podcast: http://www.tudorsdynasty.com/katheryn-howard-part-two/ -- Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson Produced by: Rebecca Larson Music Credits:  Suonatore di Liuto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ -- Further Reading: Russell, Gareth; Young and Damned and Fair – The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of Henry VIII (2016) Loades, David; The 6 Wives of Henry VIII (2014) Licence, Amy; The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII (2014) Fraser, Antonia; The Wives of Henry VIII  (1994) Weir, Alison; The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1991) Kizewski, Holly K.; Jewel of Womanhood: A Feminist Reinterpretation of Queen Katheryn Howard (Thesis 7/30/14 – University of Nebraska – Lincoln)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

21mins

12 Nov 2017

Rank #12

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The Relationship Between Mary and Elizabeth Tudor

Script Written By: Rebecca Larson Voiced and Recorded By: Rebecca Larson--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

15mins

9 Jul 2017

Rank #13

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A Brief History: Jane Boleyn with Adrienne Dillard

This is a supplemental episode of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast and is guest hosted by author Adrienne Dillard. Adrienne has written two books, the first was Cor Rotto - a novel of Catherine Carey and the second was The Raven's Widow - a novel of Jane Boleyn. Adrienne's research has placed her at the top of people who know the most about Catherine Carey and that is why I asked her to be a guest host today. About Adrienne: Adrienne Dillard, is a graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with emphasis in History from Montana State University-Northern. She has been an eager student of history for most of her life and has completed in-depth research on the American Revolutionary War time period in American History and the history and sinking of the Titanic. Her senior university capstone paper was on the discrepancies in passenger lists on the ill-fated liner and Adrienne was able to work with Encyclopedia Titanica for much of her research on that subject. Her previous works include best-selling novel,"Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey" and "Catherine Carey in a Nutshell" for MadeGlobal's History in a Nutshell series. Her most recent novel, The Raven's Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn was released in February 2017. When she isn't writing, Adrienne works as an administrative assistant in the financial services industry and enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, and son, Logan, at their home in the Pacific Northwest.  Find Adrienne here:  www.adrienne-dillard.com and her facebook is www.facebook.com/corrottobook Amazon US page for Adrienne's books  -- To become a patron: Patreon.com/TudorsDynasty click "Become a Patron" Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Adrienne Dillard Produced by: Rebecca Larson Imaging by: Troy Larson Music Credits:  Music from https://filmmusic.io "Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

12mins

3 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Interview with Author Nathen Amin

On this episode of the podcast I welcome author Nathen Amin to the show. Nathen is probably best known for his book ‘House of Beaufort’ as well as his knowledge on the Wars of the Roses as well as Henry VII. Today we talk about it all! Find online/social media: https://nathenamin.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NathenAminAuthor/ @nathenamin Buy his books: https://www.amazon.com/House-Beaufort-Bastard-Captured-Crown/dp/1445647648 https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/1445617730/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_1445617730 https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01IC2UMFK/ref=dbs_a_w_dp_b01ic2umfk — Patreon.com/TudorsDynasty click "Become a Patron" Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Nathen Amin Produced by: Rebecca Larson Imaging by: Troy Larson Music Credits: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

1hr 3mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Dr. Wendy J. Dunn on Katherine of Aragon

On this episode I speak with Australian author and historian, Dr. Wendy J. Dunn. Wendy is the author of three absolutely amazing Tudor novels. We talk about the central characters in each: Anne Boleyn, Thomas Wyatt, Catherine Carey and Katherine of Aragon. Wendy also discusses what the writing process was like for her, as well as how she handled rejection.  We discuss Katherine of Aragon's early years before arriving in England as her time with Arthur. Somehow I got her to answer the 'did they or didn't they question'.  -- Follow Wendy on Twitter:  @wendyjdunn  Official Website:  https://www.wendyjdunn.com/ Amazon:   https://www.amazon.com/Wendy-J-Dunn/e/B004FRTZFA/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1  -- Patreon.com/TudorsDynasty click "Become a Patron" Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson & Dr. Wendy J Dunn Produced by: Rebecca Larson Imaging by: Troy Larson Music Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io "Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

53mins

2 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Tudor Life - Part One

Jun 15, 2018 at 8:25pmI often hear that my followers want to learn more about everyday life in Tudor England. In this series I'll try to cover a wide variety of topics that I hope pique your interest. --- Written by: Rebecca Larson Voiced by: Rebecca Larson Produced by: Rebecca Larson Music Credits:  Suonatore di Liuto Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

27mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #17

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Interview with Author Matthew Lewis

From Empress Matilda and her cousin Stephen to the Wars of the Roses, Richard III and Henry VII, the throne of England has quite the history of usurpers. On today’s episode I invite author Matthew Lewis to discuss his love and knowledge of the time period...and he’ll answer tell us who had the greatest motive to kill the princes in the Tower. I’m Rebecca Larson, host of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast and owner of TudorsDynasty.com. Telling the stories of those who lived centuries before us is what I enjoy doing most.  Whether it be a show on one subject or an interview with an author/historian, I’ll bring you the tales of 16th century England. Before I get started today, I need to take a minute to thank all the folks who became new patrons since my last episode: Karla M, Christina R and Jennifer M  As well as a shout out Kelly R for increasing her pledge and thank you to all my current patrons. A full list of current patrons can be found at tudorsdynastypodcast.com. If you’d like to become a patron you can do so by going to patreon.com/tudorsdynasty and click become a patron - for as little as $3/month you can show your support.  --- Find Matthew on Twitter (@mattlewisauthor) and Facebook (@mattlewisauthor) Barnes & Noble Amazon - US --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

58mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Thomas Cromwell with Author Caroline Angus

For years you have been asking me to do a podcast about Thomas Cromwell. Even though I had read quite a bit about his life, I had never felt like I could do his story the justice it deserved. Today is the day.My guest today is author Caroline Angus. Caroline is one of the leading authorities on Thomas Cromwell. Her research on him has been so extensive that she has published a trilogy called The Queenmaker Series. Today, Caroline will help us better understand Thomas Cromwell.I’m Rebecca Larson, host of the Tudors Dynasty Podcast and owner of TudorsDynasty.com. Telling the stories of those who lived centuries before us is what I enjoy doing most.  Whether it be a show on one subject or an interview with an author/historian, I’ll bring you the tales of 16th century England.Before I get started today, I need to take a minute to thank the folks who became new patrons during the break: Hanane S and Melissa A - thank you so much for your support - your support and the support of all my patrons who have meant the world to me. It’s support like yours that encourages me to keep you entertained and informed. At the beginning of the next season (September 2020), I will be changing the layout of my show. I want to continue with interviews but I also want to go back to my roots and talk about one subject. I also want to add other segments. Keeping in mind that the overall show length with be longer... what other things would you like me to inform you of or entertain you with? This day in history? Book recommendations? Other ideas?My patrons will be allowed to vote on what they’d like to see added, and then I’ll do just that. Actually sounds like a wonderful challenge and I can’t wait to see what happens. If you’d like to cast your vote and aren’t a patron? Well, you can go to patreon.com/tudorsdynasty and click become a patron...then go cast your vote! You, along with all my other patrons have the opportunity to control one of the segments of my show in 2020. A full list of patrons can be found at tudorsdynastypodcast.com Painted as an evil-mastermind, Thomas Cromwell’s reputation, like Thomas Seymour’s has not done them any favors. Yet, authors like Hilary Mantel have returned him to his human form. Thomas Cromwell, the man. Let’s chat with Caroline Angus about the man, the myth, the legend….Thomas Cromwell.carolineangusbaker.com  More info @ TudorsDynastyPodcast.com  --Patreon.com/TudorsDynasty click "Become a Patron"Written by: Rebecca LarsonVoiced by: Rebecca Larson & Caroline AngusProduced by: Rebecca LarsonImaging by: Troy LarsonMusic Credits:Music from https://filmmusic.io"Folk Round" by Kevin MacLeod (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rebecca-larson/message

46mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #19