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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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Feb 26, 2020

In this talk historian Dr Anna Whitelock explores how Elizabeth I cleverly used gender and gossip to manipulate a court full of men. Discover how this remarkable female monarch changed the state of power play in what was traditionally a man’s world.

History has traditionally taken a negative view of women in power. This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.         

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