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Historic Royal Palaces Podcast

Historic Royal Palaces are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world. This fortnightly podcast brings you the history and stories of those palaces.

You’ll hear from our experts and the people who bring our palaces to life, as we create space to explore how history moves us, telling stories about the monarchs you know, and uncovering the lives and histories of the people you don’t.

Just like our palaces, this podcast is a mix of old and new. Each episode will have a different feel, from previously recorded live talks, to exciting new discussions and discoveries. You’ll have every opportunity to share in the history we love.    

Explore more history and stories from our six palaces hrp.org.uk

Jan 26, 2023

This week we’re back with the final episode from our mini-series on spaces we love in our palaces and what a way to end!

Chief Curator Tracy Borman has chosen to take us into a room that isn’t open to visitors, but that witnessed two momentous moments in Tudor history; the birth of Henry VIII’s long-awaited heir,...


Jan 12, 2023

This week is the penultimate episode in our six-part mini-series and today we are in for a treat!

Curatorial placement student Cara Gathern takes us into one of the most exciting but hidden spaces at Hampton Court Palace, Henry VIII’s bedroom. It may not look like a royal Tudor bedroom today, but Cara will reveal how...


Dec 29, 2022

In the fourth part of this series, we’re taking a walk with curator Claudia Acott-Williams into her favourite space at Kensington Palace, the room where Queen Victoria was born. Claudia will explain how this room was intentionally chosen as the birthplace of the future Queen of England. 

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Dec 15, 2022

This week is the third part of our mini-series on spaces we love. We’ll be joining curator Charles Farris who has chosen to take us on a gentle stroll into a small but rather special Tudor space, hidden away in the depths of Hampton Court Palace. Charles will help us imagine how this space may have witnessed some of...


Dec 1, 2022

This week we’re continuing our mini-series on treasured spaces with a modest cottage hidden away in Kew Gardens. We’ll take a walk with Curator Lee Prosser through this intimate and charming space, to learn how it was used as a retreat away from public life for Queen Charlotte, George III and the royal family.