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Tudor Minute February 15: Happy Birthday Galileo

Tudor Minute February 15: Happy Birthday Galileo
Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for February 15. Today in 1564 Galileo Galilei wa...

Episode 118: Will you be my Valentine?

Episode 118: Will you be my Valentine?
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Tudor Minute February 1: Mary I speaks

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for February 1. Today is the anniversary of Mary I’s speech at the Guildhall to rally her troops against Wyatt’s Rebellion. Wyatt’s rebels were advancing on London, and Mary wanted to get her people…

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Episode 117: The English in Ireland

When it comes to the Age of Exploration and Conquest in the 16th century, we often think of the Americas, but there was also a conquest of another sort happening in Ireland. Book Recommendation: Elizabeth I and Ireland Rough Transcript: The Tudors in Ireland [advertisement insert here: if you like…

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Tudor Minute January 28: Henry Tudor is Born

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 28. Today we mark the birth of the founder of the Tudor Dynasty, Henry Tudor, the future Henry VII, born at Pembroke Castle today in 1457. He was the son of Edmund…

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Tudor Minute January 25: Secret Wedding

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 25. Today in 1533 Henry VIII got married to Anne Boleyn in secret. She was already pregnant with Elizabeth, and the ceremony took place in the middle of the night, just before…

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Watching the Tudors Season 3 Episode 2

We’re back with Watching the Tudors, and in this episode we break down the story behind Season 3 Episode 2, in which the Pilgrimage of Grace heats up, Henry gives a not-so-subtle threat to Jane, and Brandon is conflicted. Also, Thomas Cromwell is having a rough time. More Resources:Tony Riches…

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Tudor Minute January 24: The King is Down!

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 24. Today is the anniversary of Henry VIII’s most famous jousting accident, in 1536. It was actually his second jousting accident – the first one, 20 years earlier, had just left a…

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Tudor Minute January 22: Welcome to Life, Francis Bacon

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 22. Today in 1561 Francis Bacon was born. He was a philosopher, statesman, scientist, orator, and author. He was both an Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. And even after…

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Tudor Minute January 21: RIP Eustace Chapuys

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 21. Today in 1556 we mark the passing of Eustace Chapuys, the Imperial Ambassador to England from 1529 to 1545, who is remembered as a close confidant of Katherine of Aragon, and…

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Tudor Minute January 18: Henry VII marries Elizabeth of York

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 18. Today in 1485 Henry VII married Elizabeth of York. Henry was the newly crowned King of England after defeating Elizabeth’s uncle, Richard III, at Bosworth field. Elizabeth was the daughter of…

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Tudor Minute January 17: The Edict of St. Germain

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 17. Today in 1562 Catherine de Medici of France issued the Edict of St. Germain. This was the official recognition in France of the French Protestants, or Huguenots, and it tried to…

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