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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

Sep 22, 2022

The Victorian era is defined by great leaps in cultural, technological and scientific innovations. In this series compiled from our archive we explore the fast moving world of Queen Victoria.

This talk from historian Dr Chris Renwick delves into the mysterious world of Victorian séance, the craze for the supernatural,...


Sep 8, 2022

In this two-part series compiled from our archives we explore the history of food and dining across our palaces.

In this second episode, food historian Pen Vogler explains the art of describing culinary delights and disasters, and discusses the origins of food writing.

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Aug 25, 2022

In this two-part series from our archives, we explore the history of food and dining across our palaces.       

For this episode, join food historian Dr Annie Gray as she delves into the delights of the Georgian dinner table.

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Aug 11, 2022

In this talk writer Thomas Levenson discovers the surprising and unknown history of Isaac Newton as Warden of the Mint at the Tower of London.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories


Jul 28, 2022

In this second talk on Richard III, historian Michael Hicks contextualises the life and character of King Richard III.

For more information on the history and stories of our palaces visit: www.hrp.org.uk/history-and-stories