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Talks and Lectures

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

Oct 21, 2016

We celebrate gardens in this series of talks at Hampton Court Palace.


Mar 2, 2015

Journalist Samira Ahmed chairs a discussion centred around Henry VIII’s quest for a male heir and his success with the birth of Edward VI. Chief Curator Lucy Worsley, Chaplain Denis Mulliner and BBC TV Producer Rachel Jardine unravel the ravel the preparations, rituals, and personalities involved in the young...


Dec 9, 2014

Charles I is remembered as much for his art collection as he is for anything else. In this podcast, Historic Royal Palaces' Collections Curator Brett Dolman looks at Charles's collection more closely, while psychotherapist Philippa Perry analyses our need...


Dec 4, 2014

Join Andrew Graham-Dixon in a panel discussion analysing the lives of iconic artists Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Caravaggio. This talk was recorded ahead of the launch of the Cumberland Art Gallery, which is now open to the...


Nov 11, 2014

From the men who enlisted in the Tower’s moat in 1914, to today’s troops who communicate with loved ones via Facebook, this talk analyses war relationships through the ages.

Tower Yeoman Warder Andy Merry gives a first-hand account of life in the Royal Marines and is joined by researcher and writer Michael Bond...