CHAT: Anne Boleyn with Claire Ridgway

Concluding my series on Anne Boleyn, I wanted to get someone on the podcast who really got Anne Boleyn - and luckily the first person on my list who I contacted agreed to come on the show.

Claire Ridgway

Claire is a writer, blogger and all around Tudor fanatic from my homeland of England but now plies her trade in sunny Spain. In 2009, she started one of my favourite history websites on the whole web, the Anne Boleyn Files - a fantastic repository of her research and fascination with England's most controversial queen.

You can find her stuff in all these places:

Websites:

https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/

http://www.elizabethfiles.com/

Books:

Claire's author page on Amazon

43 - Anne Boleyn (3): Mistress on the Throne

Often when we think about Anne Boleyn we see either the sultry mistress or the tragic victim - but people often forget that for 3 years she was a queen consort and don't judge her time on the throne on its merits. Today, we see how her reign stacks up to that of her forebears.

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Shownotes

QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)

QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)

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For more on the topics discussed in this show, click on the links below!

Bishop Hugh Latimer (wikipedia)

Elizabeth I using the politics of ostentation (The Elizabeth Files)

Anne Boleyn and Hampton Court Palace (On the Tudor Trail)

Venes Regrets, Venes Tous - directed by David Skinner, sung by Clare Wilkinson (Youtube)

CHAT: Katherine of Aragon with Heather Teysko

A discussion of Henry VIII's first queen with fellow podcaster Heather Teysko. In my first ever Chat episode, we discuss our opinions on Katherine's reign, her family and upbringing, her reactions to her problems conceiving and Anne Boleyn.

Heather Teysko

She is producer and host of the Renaissance English History Podcast.

Heather has been running this show for 8 years now, and it stands as one of the best history podcasts on English and early modern history around. From wars, royals and nobles, to fashion, beauty and culture, this show covers it all.

She also has a show with her husband, watching the tv series The Tudors where they discuss the history behind the hit show.

You can find her show in all these places:

Website:
www.englandcast.com

iTunes:
Renaissance English History Podcast
Watching the Tudors

39 - Katherine of Aragon (3): Trying a Queen

As the trial of the century loomed, Henry and Wolsey thought that they could win the argument that the king's marriage was not legal. They thought that they would not face much public opposition from Katherine. Instead, to their shock, she turned out to be a fearsome opponent.

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Shownotes

QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)

QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)

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For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!

Íñigo de Mendoza (wikipedia)

Lorenzo Campeggio (wikipedia)

Thomas Abel (wikipedia)

Death of John the Baptist (wikipedia)

Supplemental - Queens of Ice and Fire: The Consorts of Game of Thrones

The world of Geroge R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series is strongly influenced by our own medieval period, and this goes for its queens as well. Today we compare the likes of Cersei Lannister and Margaery Tyrell to the queens of medieval England - see how they stack up.

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Shownotes

QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)

QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)

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For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!

This video sums up the series up to but not including the most recent season (warning: Explicit Language): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-T-652VtQk 

These are the Youtube videos that I used for the audio clips (warning: Explicit Language)

Clip 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZALx29OnHU

Clip 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-I4O2UdTGQ

Clip 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjPXBok_zXc

Clip 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQnZ1dSg9pg

34 - Elizabeth of York (1): The White Rose and the Red

Completing our run of Wars of the Roses queens, Elizabeth of York's marriage to Henry Tudor marked the final union of England's great warring houses. But Elizabeth potentially could be as great a threat to Henry as she was an asset...

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Shownotes

My guest episode on Bessie Blount for the Renaissance English History Podcast. Click the links below:
Link to iTunes
Link to the website

QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)

QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)

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For more on the topics discussed in this show click on the links below!

Sing a Song of Sixpence performed by the Hastings College Choir (Youtube)

George Neville, Duke of Bedford (Wikipedia)

Treaty of Piquigny (Wikipedia) 

Final scene of Shakespeare's Richard III, including the final speech (MIT.edu)

What is an epithalamium (wikipedia)