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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

Mar 31, 2022

The history of the English garden reveals more than expected about the past and its people. This series explores the theme of gardens as places of work, rest, and leisure.    

In this talk Hampton Court Palace's Gardens and Estates Manager, Graham Dillamore explores the theme of folklore and gardens.

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Mar 24, 2022

Despite ill health and tragedy, Queen Anne was a surprisingly successful monarch.

This series from our archive explores perceptions of her reign.

In this talk historian Dr Anne Somers, takes us through the life of Queen Anne, and encourages us to rethink her reign.

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Mar 17, 2022

Despite ill health and tragedy, Queen Anne was a surprisingly successful monarch.

This series from our archive explores perceptions and conceptions of her reign.

In this episode historian Dr Anna Whitelock discusses the body of Queen Anne, and how her appearance has influenced how people think about of her reign.

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Mar 10, 2022

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive.

In this episode join Historic Royal Palace’s Chris Gidlow to explore the intriguing life of Sir Jeffrey Hudson, the queen's dwarf, at the court of Charles I.

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Mar 3, 2022

The Stuart period is marked by decadence and debauchery. Experience the Stuart court in all its nuanced splendour in this series complied from our archive.

In this talk from Historic Royal palaces curator Dr Olivia Fryman, discovers the political significance of the royal bed in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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