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)

QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)

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)

QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)

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)

QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)

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)

 

 

 

31 - Elizabeth Woodville (2): Daughter of a Murdered Father, Sister to a Murdered Brother

Elizabeth had a lot to do to persuade the people of England that she was worthy of being their queen. She responded to it by packing the key positions and titles of the kingdom with Woodvilles. Warwick's reaction was... let's say poor.

Shownotes

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

QoE website (QueensOfEnglandPodcast.com)

QoE Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)

QoE Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)

The Woodville Family Tree

Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Witchcraft (TheAnneBoleynFiles.com)

The Children of Elizabeth Woodville and Edward IV (SusanHigginbotham.com)

Louis de Gruuthuse (wikipedia.org)

 

30 - Elizabeth Woodville (1): The English Commoner Queen

Elizabeth Woodville was the most left-field choice of a Queen in English history - one of only two commoners to become a consort. But why did the new Yorkist king risk everything for this poor, hot widow.

Shownotes

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

Queens of England Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)

Queens of England Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)

Isabella I of Castile (wikipedia)

Mary of Guelders (wikipedia)

Bona of Savoy (wikipedia)

 

29 - Margaret of Anjou (3) - The Second She-Wolf

Following the victory at Wakefield, Margaret and the Lancastrian army marched on London, but they were unable to take the capital. Thus the pendulum of fortune that was the Wars of the Roses continued to swing between red rose and white until the final showdown at Tewkesbury.

Sponsor

This episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment.  To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go towww.audibletrial.com/queens

This week, I am recommending: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Henry-VI-Part-Arkangel-Shakespeare/dp/B00K6M6DAS/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1469368320&sr=8-5&keywords=audible+henry+VI

Shownotes

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

My episode on The History of England on Jane Shore (History of England website)

Queens of England Podcast Facebook page (Facebook.com)

Queens of England Podcast Twitter page (Twitter.com)

Battle of Towton (wikipedia)

Louis XI of France (wikipedia)

Battle of Barnet (wikipedia)

Battle of Tewkesbury (wikipedia)

 

28 - Margaret of Anjou (2): A Great and Strong Laboured Woman

After finding her husband laid low by mental illness and the whole country collapsing into civil war, Margaret of Anjou was forced to take the bull by the horns. By taking control of the kingdom and the Lancastrian cause, she achieved infamy.

Shownotes

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

Family tree of the Lancastrian and Yorkist claims to the throne (pinterest)

The Paston Letters (wikipedia)

First Battle of St Albans (wikipedia)

Game of Thrones coversation about Power (youtube)

Battle of Blore Heath (wikipedia)

Battle of Ludford Bridge (wikipedia)

Battle of Northampton (wikipedia)

Battle of Wakefield (Military History Monthly)

27 - Margaret of Anjou (1): The Last Lancastrian Queen

As English rule in France approached its end, England sought one final bride from the kingdom it claimed to rule. Margaret of Anjou would be the last queen of the House of Lancaster, and thanks to Shakespeare, become the most infamous queen of Mediaeval England.

Sponsor

This episode of the Queens of England Podcast is sponsored by Audible, the internet's leading provider of audio entertainment.  To get a free book when you sign up for a trial membership go to www.audibletrial.com/queens

Shownotes

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

History of the County and Duchy of Anjou (wikipedia)

Margaret's father, Rene of Anjou (wikipedia)

An article about the end of the Hundred Years War (History Today)

Order of the Knights of the Bath (wikipedia)

The fall of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester (WarOfTheRoses.co.uk)

Cade's Rebellion (WarOfTheRoses.co.uk)

 

26 - Katherine of France (2): The Mother of the Tudors

 

An announcement about the future of the podcast and then we get into the brief reign of Katherine of France. She gave birth to the next king of England, but she would also give birth to a whole new royal dynasty: the Tudors. 

Shownotes

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

Henry meets Katherine for the first time in Shakespeare's Henry V (Youtube)

Edmund Beaufort, lover of Katherine of Valois (wikipedia)

Owen Tudor (BBC  iWonder)

Samuel Pepys diary entry for when he made out with the long dead Katherine of Valois (PepysDiary.com)