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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

Apr 29, 2020

In this episode historian Susannah Lipscombe explores the idea of Henry having two personalities.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. 

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the...


Apr 22, 2020

In this episode author and historian Phillippa Gregory talks about the young Henry who she believes was tragically damaged from a young age.

In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. 

These talks were recorded live in collaboration with...


Apr 8, 2020

In this talk with Historic Royal Palace’s Chief Curator Lucy Worsley and TV Executive Emma Hindley, we go behind the scenes of the BBC series Fit to Rule, and explore how royal illness influenced the reigns of our monarchs throughout history.


Apr 1, 2020

2020 marks the bicentenary of the death of George III, who has often been coined by history as the 'mad' king. In this episode historian Elaine Chalus explores the mental health of George III and how it affected his reign and overshadowed his legacy.