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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.

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Oct 30, 2019

In the 1500s the Tudor court was the place to be seen. This series of talks looks into court life in the 16th century during the reign of King Henry VIII.

In this talk renowned author Hilary Mantel sheds light on her novel 'Bring up the Bodies', the history behind it, and the process for writing captivating historical fiction.

This talk was recorded live at Hampton Court Palace in 2012.

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