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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.    

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Nov 3, 2022

It’s no small feat to tackle the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. It was an attempt by radical Catholic conspirators to assassinate King James I, and to destroy parliament in one devastating explosion, with Guy Fawkes lighting the fuse. But this two-part series is about more than just Guy Fawkes.  

In this first episode we’ll aim to cover the crucial context of the plot. Join Curators Charles Farris, Brett Dolman and Alden Gregory as they discuss the backdrop to one of the most pivotal plots in history.  

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