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Talks and Lectures

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

Sep 19, 2013

In 1290 England became the first nation to expel a Jewish community, which had then been established for over 200 years. Edward I forcibly removed the community from the borders, in particular accusing Jewish moneylenders of illicitly ‘clipping’ coins for their own profit.

Historic Royal Palaces’ curator Megan...

Jun 20, 2013

Judges described it as 'an intelligent, sympathetic solution' which was 'beautifully resolved'. Wood carved patterns to panels, spandrels and mouldings, complex traditional wrought ironwork with a modern twist were all used to create the Anne Boleyn Gate - Carpenters from McCurdy & Co won best ‘small project’ at the...

May 26, 2013

Historic Royal Palaces Chief Curator, Tracy Borman, uncovers the extraordinary life of Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II and servant to Queen Caroline.

May 25, 2013

During the 17th and 18th centuries, the royal bed was a site of utmost political significance. It was the place where newly-weds were bedded, babies were born and ageing monarchs died – events that had important consequences for the nation. Dr Olivia Fryman will explore these rites of...

May 25, 2013

The coronation was, and still is, one of the most important ceremonies of a monarch’s reign. Dr Alice Hunt examines the 16th-century coronations of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, showing how they responded to monarchical and religious changes of the time, and what they tell us...