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Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

This podcast is a collection of recorded talks and lectures given by curators and experts at our palaces. It explores how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

For more information on Historic Royal Palaces visit hrp.org.uk

Dec 2, 2021

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.

In this talk historian Thomas Betteridge examines how drama was used as a tool for persuasion and diplomacy at the Tudor court.

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Nov 18, 2021

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.

In this talk historian Suzannah Lipscombe explores the role of the fool at the Tudor court, calling into question the myths surrounding these entertainers.

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Nov 4, 2021

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power. 

In this talk, historian Tamsin Lewis explores Anne Boleyn's keen ability as a musician and composer and how this influenced her role at court.

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Nov 4, 2021

Welcome back to the Historic Royal Palaces Podcast. We’re sorry we’ve been away…

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on Historic Royal Palaces.  

If you would like to help look after our six Palaces, you can select and sponsor your own personal stone at the Tower of London


Sep 30, 2020

To celebrate Black History Month, in this talk art historian Michael Ohajuru and historian Miranda Kaufmann talk about their research into Black Tudors in England during the 16th century.

To find out more about Miranda’s book Black Tudors: The Untold Story visit: www.mirandakaufmann.com/black-tudors

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