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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

Feb 26, 2020

In this talk historian Dr Anna Whitelock explores how Elizabeth I cleverly used gender and gossip to manipulate a court full of men. Discover how this remarkable female monarch changed the state of power play in what was traditionally a man’s world.

History has traditionally taken a negative view of women in power....


Feb 19, 2020

History has traditionally taken a negative view of women in power. This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. 

In this discussion, Jane Garvey, presenter on Radio 4s women’s hour, leads a panel of experts to investigate what it...


Feb 12, 2020

This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. 

In this episode we revisit a discussion from 2017 where a panel of experts explore the idea of how we used to talk about women, and how the langauge of the past has shaped our views of...


Feb 5, 2020

To celebrate LGBT History Month, we are revisiting a discussion from 2017 where we gathered a panel of experts to explore historical views on LGBTQ+, and to question how far the language and rhetoric of the past has influenced our views on the present.

This talk was originally recorded and released in 2017 on...