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Too often when we think about the history of a country we think only of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Medieval and Early Modern England, seen through the lives of its queens

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Too often when we think about the history of a country we think only of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Medieval and Early Modern England, seen through the lives of its queens

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360 Ratings
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331
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1

MORE!!

By Meggerz6 - Dec 17 2018
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LOVED this podcast!! I need more! Why is there no more?!?

Tremendous.

By Only Sane Floridian - Dec 06 2018
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Excellent research, brilliant. LOVE IT.
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Queens of England Podcast

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Too often when we think about the history of a country we think only of kings, lords, castles, and battles. When we think of queens we think of rulers like Elizabeth I and Victoria, but what about the queens who sat beside their warrior husbands? This podcast is an alternative history of Medieval and Early Modern England, seen through the lives of its queens

Rank #1: 5 - Matilda of Scotland: England's Queen Godiva

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In 1100, Henry I became King of England after the suspicious death of William Rufus, but his accession was contested.  To help placate his Anglo-Saxon subjects, he chose as his queen one of their own, the Scottish princess Matilda.  She would prove to be far more than just dynastic window-dressing, becoming one of the most powerful queens in English mediaeval history.

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Edward the Exile (wikipedia)

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Jul 12 2015

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Rank #2: 57 - Anne of Denmark (1): A Storm Tossed Lover

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Coming from the famed at Elsinore, Anne was greeted by cheering crowds when she finally made it safely over to Scotland. But if they were expecting some meek, placid, blushing bride, they had a nasty surprise

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Sep 24 2017

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Rank #3: 4 - Matilda of Flanders (2): Queen of England, Regent of Normandy

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Following the Norman Conquest, Matilda became the first Norman Queen of England, and while her husband secured his new Kingdom, she kept things ticking over in the Duchy.  Things were going pretty well, until her favourite son and her husband's relationship fell apart, putting her in the middle of a war that ripped the family apart, and threatened to destroy everything she had built. 

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Harold swears the oath on holy relics from the Bayeux Tapestry

The Mora from the Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry

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Jun 28 2015

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Rank #4: 3 - Matilda of Flanders (1): Wife of the Bastard, Duchess of Normandy

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Matilda of Flanders was born to a family that counted as branches of it's family tree practically every important noble house in Northern Europe and so life was expected to be breeze.  But as we'll find out, Matilda rarely did things the easy way.

This episode looks at some of her immediate predecessors as Queen of England, before covering at the great controversy surrounding her marriage to William the Bastard of Normandy, finally looking at some of her actions as Duchess before the Norman invasion of England. 

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Jun 14 2015

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Rank #5: 41 - Anne Boleyn (1): The Birth of a Legend

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Anne Boleyn is probably the most controversial queen in English history, with more books, films and tv shows about her than just about anyone else. Yet the secret to her success and fame started, not in England, but in the courts of Margaret of Austria and Francis I.

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Feb 12 2017

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Rank #6: 53 - Katherine Parr (1): Better His Mistress Than His Wife

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Jul 02 2017

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Rank #7: 37 - Katherine of Aragon (1): His Brother's Wife

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Katherine of Aragon had one of the most powerful women in mediaeval history for a mother, and came from the great up-and-coming kingdom of Europe. Fate dealt her great cards, but things would not be easy for her once she came to England as Princess of Wales.

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Nov 27 2016

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Rank #8: 52 - Katherine Howard (3): A Headless Howard

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As the noose tightened around Katherine, Dereham, Culpepper and Lady Rochester, it became a free-for-all, as each attempted to save themselves by throwing the others under the bus.

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Jun 18 2017

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Rank #9: 63 - Catherine of Braganza (1): The Cuckqueen of the Merry Monarch

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As a daughter of England's oldest ally, Catherine came to marry a king of a restored monarchy. Sadly, there were more than just two people in their marriage.

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Nov 12 2017

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Rank #10: 30 - Elizabeth Woodville (1): The English Commoner Queen

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Elizabeth Woodville was the most left-field choice of a Queen in English history - one of only two commoners to become a consort. But why did the new Yorkist king risk everything for this poor, hot widow.

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Isabella I of Castile (wikipedia)

Mary of Guelders (wikipedia)

Bona of Savoy (wikipedia)

 

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Aug 07 2016

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Rank #11: 17 - Isabella of France (1): The Noblest and Fairest of Them All

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Isabella of France was the highest-born queen that England had ever had, but her King was hardly the success that her pedigree deserved.

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Christopher Marlowe's Edward II (wikipedia)

Braveheart (wikipedia)

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Jan 31 2016

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Rank #12: 25 - Katherine of France (1): The Trophy Wife

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In his life-long quest to win the French crown, Henry sought to marry the daughter of the French king. France's response? Balls.

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Episode 22 - Isabelle of France: The Daughter of the Carbuncle

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May 29 2016

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Rank #13: 42 - Anne Boleyn (2): The Rise

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The decision not to sleep with Henry set both he and Anne on a course that would lead to the ripping up the religious fabric of England. Opposition both at home and abroad delayed it all, but the prospect of a child changed everything.

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Feb 26 2017

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Rank #14: 34 - Elizabeth of York (1): The White Rose and the Red

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Completing our run of Wars of the Roses queens, Elizabeth of York's marriage to Henry Tudor marked the final union of England's great warring houses. But Elizabeth potentially could be as great a threat to Henry as she was an asset...

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Oct 02 2016

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Rank #15: 47 - Anne of Cleves (1): The Second Choice

May 07 2017

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Rank #16: 18 - Isabella of France (2): Crossing the Rubicon

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After Edward's victory in the Despenser War, he was at the high point of his entire reign. Everything was going swimmingly - but these good times would not last forever. His regime had defeated every source of opposition bar one: his wife Isabella.

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Charles IV of France (wikipedia)

Roger Mortimer (wikipedia)

County of Hainaut (wikipedia)

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Feb 14 2016

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Rank #17: 43 - Anne Boleyn (3): Mistress on the Throne

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Often when we think about Anne Boleyn we see either the sultry mistress or the tragic victim - but people often forget that for 3 years she was a queen consort and don't judge her time on the throne on its merits. Today, we see how her reign stacks up to that of her forebears.

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Mar 12 2017

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Rank #18: 44 - Anne Boleyn (4): Around the Throne, the Thunder Roars

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The fall of Anne Boleyn was as ruthless as it was swift. How did it happen? Why did it happen?

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Henry VIII's jousting accident (History Extra)

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Mar 26 2017

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Rank #19: 31 - Elizabeth Woodville (2): Daughter of a Murdered Father, Sister to a Murdered Brother

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Elizabeth had a lot to do to persuade the people of England that she was worthy of being their queen. She responded to it by packing the key positions and titles of the kingdom with Woodvilles. Warwick's reaction was... let's say poor.

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Aug 21 2016

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Rank #20: 50 - Katherine Howard (1): Non-Stop Man Drama

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Katherine came from a big fancy family and was brought up in a finishing school for girls. Where men were allowed to roam free. With wine. Unsupervised.

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Jun 04 2017

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