Rank #1: Ep. 55 Royal Pimps - Henry VIII’s Mistresses
Everyone knows Henry VIII loved his ladies, and he really enjoyed those mistresses. Plus, could there be a new podcast in the work?
Feb 07 2018
Rank #2: Ep. 9 The Tudor Bunch
Here's the story of a lovely family... The Tudor siblings had some very interesting drama of their own. Spoiler alert - Henry wasn't the only Tudor child who wanted a couple of divorces.
Jan 11 2017
Rank #3: Ep. 14 Queen Elizabeth I is: Good Queen Bess, The Virgin Queen
Known to history as The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth Tudor had a tumultuous childhood. It was quite unexpected for her to become queen, with two siblings and their potential heirs standing in her way. And it didn't help that her older sister didn't exactly set a shining example as a good queen before her.
Feb 22 2017
Rank #4: Ep. 76 You’ve Got Mail
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.
Sep 26 2018
Rank #5: Ep. 28 Tudor Courtly Love: Sex in the Kingdom
NSFW Edition: Henry was a total Samantha. We chat about what love and marriage looked like in the Tudor reign. Super NSFW.
Jun 14 2017
Rank #6: Ep. 44 Spooky Tudors: Tudor Ghost Stories
In the spirit of Halloween, we share the most well-known ghost sightings of our favorite Tudors.
Let's get spooky.
Oct 18 2017
Rank #7: Ep. 92 Histor-Remix: Six the Musical
Emily got to see Six The Musical in Chicago, and, spoilers, it was so amazing. Hoping Henry the Baeth makes an appearance in the extended version.
P.S. make sure to listen to the end for fun treats.
Jun 26 2019
Rank #8: Ep. 94 There Once was a Girl from Alhambra
Catherine of Aragon had an adventurous childhood. Don't worry, she experienced a lot of sad stuff, too.
Jul 17 2019
Rank #9: Ep. 63 They Don’t Call Me Mary For Nothin’
We chat about Mary Tudor’s marriage to Philip II of Spain, and how happy England was for their queen (JK).
Apr 11 2018
Rank #10: Ep. 29 The Start of the Tudors: Margaret Beaufort
We're joined by our special guest hosts Katie and Nathan from the Queens Podcast! We chat about how badass Margaret Beaufort was and how she truly started the reign of the Tudors.
Jun 21 2017
Rank #11: Ep. 91 The Days of Our Wives
Henry VIII, International Man of Mystery, had quite a few wives. But he almost had more! Or at least different wives. So who were these women who narrowly escaped what was sure to be an unhappy marriage?
Jun 19 2019
Rank #12: Ep. 61 Which Witch is Which?
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.
Mar 28 2018
Rank #13: Ep. 72 Stool Servants and Secrets
We chat about the roles servants played in the Tudor palaces and how things were actully pretty nice for them.
Aug 03 2018
Rank #14: Ep.13 Mary Tudor, the Bloodiest of Marys
Bloody Mary, more like Bleak Mary! Mary I of England finally became queen after an astoundingly bad childhood and early adulthood, and her queenship didn't improve much.
Feb 15 2017
Rank #15: Ep. 22 The Original Mrs. Tudor: Elizabeth of York
Let's talk about the amazing Elizabeth of York. Often considered passive, this kind, gentle woman, who had a close relationship with her son Henry, lived as the daughter, sister, niece, wife, and mother of a king.
Apr 26 2017
Rank #16: Ep. 15 Mary, Queen of (Great) Scots
Woah, this is heavy. Mary, Queen of Scots had an interesting life, but not as dramatic as Reign may make it seem. Although she became Queen of Scotland at six days old and was much loved by her people, the Scottish lords had other ideas. And as a Tudor relative, Mary had her fair share of marriages.
Mar 01 2017
Rank #17: Ep. 43 Tudors After Dark with Henry VII
We finally discuss Henry VII, the how-the-f*£!-did-he-become-king King of England. He had a pretty crazy childhood that involved some wars and some roses and a chick named Brittany, and France was there, too. And then he became king! His reign brought peace to a kingdom tired of war.
Oct 11 2017
Rank #18: Ep. 93 The Spanish Princess has a Siesta Fiesta
You asked and we delivered. We sat down to watch the first episodes of The Spanish Princess, and boy do we have some thoughts.
Jul 10 2019
Rank #19: Ep. 45 Cromwell That Ends Well: Thomas Cromwell
From lowly butcher’s son to king’s closest advisor, Cromwell weaseled his way to the top. But he didn’t end up a-head.
See what I did there?
Oct 25 2017
Rank #20: Ep. 88 Anne Boleyn: Dead and Lovin' It
Anne Boleyn's life may have ended with the swing of a sword, but her ladies still had to deal with the details of her burial, which Henry so kindly ignored. Plus, what became of that famous "B" necklace?
May 22 2019