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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

Dec 30, 2021

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power. 

In this talk, Jeremy Summerly, Director of Music at St Peter's College Oxford, explores how Henry VIII used music to shape his own image and consolidate the...


Dec 16, 2021

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.

This talk explores the role of modern performance at Hampton Court Palace, and how the past can be recreated through drama and live interpretation.

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Dec 2, 2021

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.

In this talk historian Thomas Betteridge examines how drama was used as a tool for persuasion and diplomacy at the Tudor court.

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Nov 18, 2021

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power.

In this talk historian Suzannah Lipscombe explores the role of the fool at the Tudor court, calling into question the myths surrounding these entertainers.

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Nov 4, 2021

The Tudor court was all about competitive displays of power and wealth. This series examines the influence of music and entertainment on the balance of power. 

In this talk, historian Tamsin Lewis explores Anne Boleyn's keen ability as a musician and composer and how this influenced her role at court.

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