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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

May 27, 2020

In this episode historian Eric Ives argues for the good versus the bad Henry, and questions if he deserves his reputation as a tyrant king.      

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...


May 20, 2020

In this episode historian Margaret George explores Henry VIII's personality, paranoia and his realisation of power.

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...


May 13, 2020

In this episode historian John Guy explores Henry's successes, and the role of his Chief Ministers in achieving them.

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...


May 6, 2020

In this episode historian Derek Wilson examines the Whitehall mural which is thought to display Henry's underlying insecurities about his father, Henry VII.

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...