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Talks and Lectures

A wide range of podcasts from talks and lectures held at Historic Royal Palaces

Jun 13, 2017

Go behind the scenes of Encounters with the Tudors, the daily costumed performances at Hampton Court Palace. Hear from the creators as they unlock the mysteries of how they transform historical moments into compelling immersive theatre.

Talk recorded at Hampton Court Palace on 8 June 2017.


Jun 6, 2017

How does someone described as ‘foolish’ or ‘lacking judgement’ exert influence at the royal court? Court fools were prized entertainers and had favour and authority with the king. Henry’s court jester Will Somer had ‘admission to the King [at all times], especially when sick and melancholy’. Discover how...