In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, I'm joined by Julie Milner, tour and house guide at Knole House in Kent. A grand and impressive house, Knole is remarkably well preserved, with some significant Tudor connections. Join me as I take a tour of the house, discovering how six centuries of history have shaped what we see today. There is a show notes page associated with this podcast. If you wish to view those, follow this link.

I also had the pleasure of meeting with the author, Sarah Gristwood, in the Leicester Gallery at Knole. We shared an enlightening conversation about courtly love and the Tudors and how this medieval idea still shapes our ideals of love today as she tells us about her new book, The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty.

 

If you enjoyed this podcast and wish to support my work, why not consider becoming a patron of the show. You can do so at various levels of sponsorship. To find out more about these levels here.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on  InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Guests: Julie Milner and Sarah Gristwood

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

 

More Episodes

The Very Best of Typically English Things to do When Visiting the UK: Travel Essentials

August 20, 2021

If you are someone who loves to pack your bags and hit the road to see your Tudor history and want loads of inspiration and top tips for travelling and visiting historic locations here in the UK, then this show is for you.

Each month, I will be teaming up with Philippa Brewell from 'British History Tours' to answer your most pressing travel-related questions, hearing from a guest about their favourite historic place to visit, stay (or take rest and refreshment).

In this month's episode, Philippa and I chat about traditional English things to do when you visit the UK. You'll hear about some of our quirks and customs as we discuss some quintessentially English food, drink and things to do. I'm also joined by special guest, John Coupland, who tells us about his private tours of South East England, and shares one of his favourite Tudor places to stay.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

with guests:

Philippa Brewell from British History Tours 

John Coupland of John England Tours

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

In Search of Otford Palace: Rivalry, Glory and Ruin with Nick Rushby

August 14, 2021

In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, I welcome Nick Rushby, Secretary of the Archbishop’s Palace Conservation Trust. I chat to Nick about Otford Palace as we uncover its history, why it fell into disrepair, and discover what steps are being taken to preserve its heritage for future generations. As we take a tour of what remains of Otford Palace today, we travel back in time to imagine just how magnificent Otford was at its zenith. Aggrandised to become the most splendid residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, this sprawling manor house welcomed some of the most recognisable names in history. 

If you want to view the show notes associated with this podcast, follow this link.

If you want to find out more about The Archbishop's palace Conservation trust, click here. if you want to watch some of the videos of the palace mentioned in this podcast, click here. if you wish to see my A-Z of Tudor Places video on Otford Palace, click here.

 

If you enjoyed this podcast and wish to support my work, why not consider becoming a patron of the show. You can do so at various levels of sponsorship. To find out more about these levels here.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on  InstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebook

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Guest: Nick Rushby

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

 

The Boleyns of Hever with Dr Owen Emmerson and Claire Ridgway

August 6, 2021

In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, I'm joined by Claire Ridgway and Dr Owen Emmerson as we talk about the release of their new book 'The Boleyns of Hever Castle'. Hever Castle sits in Kent's countryside and is famous for its links with the Boleyn family. As I chat with Claire and Owen, they share the tale of how this wonderful book came to life. With stunning colour photographs throughout, Claire and Owen invite you to travel back in time into the home of the Boleyns as they rose to the pinnacle of English society, sharing their wealth of knowledge to help us build up an image of how the castle looked during the sixteenth century and learn why it was so cherished by those who called it home. 

If you're interested in seeing an excerpt of the video version of this podcast, please click here.  If you'd like to watch the full version of the video, you can do so by becoming a connoisseur member of my Time Travellers Club, click here for some more information on how to join. 

The links to buy a copy of 'The Boleyn's of Hever Castle' from Amazon or Hever's online shop are below: 

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Hever Castle online shop

 

If you enjoyed this podcast and wish to support my work, why not consider becoming a patron of the show. You can do so at various levels of sponsorship. To find out more about these levels here.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on  Instagram, YouTubeTwitterFacebook

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Guests: Claire Ridgway and Dr Owen Emmerson

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

 

Your Guide to Getting Around the UK: Travel Essentials

July 25, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: The BASING HOUSE event mentioned in the final section has since been CANCELLED.

 

If you are someone who loves to pack your bags and hit the road to see your Tudor history and want loads of inspiration and top tips for travelling and visiting historic locations here in the UK, then this show is for you.

Each month, I will be teaming up with Philippa Brewell from 'British History Tours' to answer your most pressing travel-related questions, hearing from a guest about their favourite historic place to visit, stay (or take rest and refreshment).

In this month's episode, Philippa and I discuss the best travel options for getting around London and the rest of the UK. From trains to buses, to the Thames Clipper, we let you know the pros and cons of each mode of transport. I also speak to my guest, Tony Riches, about one of his favourite Tudor places: Windsor Castle. 

The Show notes associated with this podcast can be found here.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on Instagram YouTubeTwitter and Facebook

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

with guests:

Philippa Brewell from British History Tours 

Tony Riches

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

BOLEYN: The Musical & An Audience with Jessy Tomsko

July 16, 2021

This extra special episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show takes us into the world of musical theatre! I'm joined by the supremely talented Jessy Tomsko as she tells us about her new musical 'Boleyn'. Combining Jessy's love of history and music, 'Boleyn' tells Anne Boleyn's story, with Anne as the central protagonist.  Jessy shares her spooky inspiration for conceiving the idea for 'Boleyn' and the creative process behind bringing it into being. She also performs three songs in this exclusive performance for The Tudor History & Travel Show listeners. I was hugely privileged to get an early insight into the wonderful music and lyrics coming our way that so perfectly captures Anne's spirit. I'm delighted I can share it with you in this episode, which is one of my personal favourites to date. 

 

If you enjoyed this podcast and wish to support my work, why not consider becoming a patron of the show. You can do so at various levels of sponsorship. To find out more about these levels here.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on  Instagram, YouTubeTwitterFacebook

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Guest: Jessy Tomsko

Singing credits:

“The World Will Know” - John Cardoza
“Talk to the Ghosts” - Jane Bruce
“Holy Water” - Jonathan Christopher

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Temple Newsam: A Scottish Enclave in Henry VIII’s Yorkshire

July 9, 2021

In this episode, I take my first trip to Temple Newsam, a beautiful Tudor house set in acres of stunning parkland. I'm joined by two guides, Robert Lee and Rebecca Allott, who share their wealth of knowledge on the fantastic history that surrounds this spectacular Tudor place. A hunting park in Tudor times, the vast amount of land surrounding the house gives Temple Newsam a rural feel, despite its location near to the city of Leeds. Built by Thomas, Lord Darcy between 1500 and 1520, join me as I explore this hidden Tudor gem, discovering just what it was like back in Tudor times. 

 

To see the accompanying image gallery of Temple Newsam, click here.

 

If you enjoyed this podcast and wish to support my work, why not consider becoming a patron of the show. You can do so at various levels of sponsorship. To find out more about these levels here.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Guests: Robert Lee and Rebecca Allott 

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

The Charterhouse: Piety, Power and Treason in the City

June 4, 2021

In this episode, we visit one of my favourite Tudor places in London: the Charterhouse. Once a prestigious religious institution, its history embraces piety, bloodshed, triumph and treason as men of God, and men of power came and went, shaping not only its history but the very fabric of the building. The Charterhouse is off the Tudor trail, tucked away in a quiet garden square, with many people unaware of its existence. For an on-location tour, join me and our Charterhouse guide, James, as we explore this wonderful historic building with some of its original medieval and Tudor structures still intact. 

To read my accompanying blog to this podcast, and see some images of the Charterhouse, click here

To book your place on my 'Live Like a Tudor' Weekend, click here.

 

If you enjoyed this podcast and wish to support my work, why not consider becoming a patron of the show. You can do so at various levels of sponsorship. To find out more about these levels here.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

The Shocking Arrest of Anne Boleyn: From Greenwich to the Tower, with co-host, James Peacock

May 15, 2021

On the anniversary of the trials of Anne Boleyn and her brother, George, join me and James Peacock, founder of The Anne Boleyn Society, as we follow in the footsteps of Anne Boleyn from her arrest at Greenwich Palace to her arrival at the Tower. We conclude the podcast with our final and poignant conversation on Tower Hill, where those men accused with Anne died upon the scaffold. If you want to see some images associated with this podcast, do check out the show notes, which you can find by following this link.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

with guests:

James Peacock from The Anne Boleyn Society

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

What to Pack and Tudor Life at the Old Hall, Norfolk: Travel Essentials

April 16, 2021

If you are someone who loves to pack your bags and hit the road to see your Tudor history and want loads of inspiration and top tips for travelling and visiting historic locations here in the UK, then this show is for you.

Each month, I will be teaming up with Philippa Brewell from 'British History Tours' to answer your most pressing travel-related questions, hearing from a guest about their favourite historic place to stay (or take rest and refreshment).

In this month's episode, Philippa and I discuss what things to pack when you visit the UK. With such a variety of weather, we share our tips on making sure you're prepared for any type of weather during your trip - come rain, shine, or snow! I'm also joined by a special guest, Brigitte Webster, from 'The Tudor and 17th Century Experience', where we talk about a very exciting event I am holding in conjunction with her later this year.

 

To find out more about the upcoming 'Live Like A Tudor' immersion weekend click here. 

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

with guests:

Philippa Brewell from British History Tours

Brigitte Webster from Tudor and 17th Century Experience   

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

King and Collector: Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship with Siobhan Clarke and Linda Collins

April 10, 2021

In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, Sarah talks to Linda Collins and Siobhan Clarke about their new book, King & Collector: Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship, which is due to be released in the UK on 15th April, 2021.

A centre of glamourous excess, Henry adorned his court with tapestries and paintings that glorified him and his realm. King & Collector: Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship guides us through Henry’s collection of artworks and what they reveal about him and his reign in a unique story of art, power, and propaganda in Tudor England.

Described as ‘beautifully written and impeccably researched’, King & Collector: Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship can be pre-ordered online – available from Amazon at the links below, and other online retailers:

Pre-order the book of Amazon UK

Pre-order the book on Amazon US

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. It is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community.

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

with guests:

Linda Collins and Siobhan Clarke

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

 

Decoding Tudor Portraiture with Lawrence Hendra of the Philip Mould Gallery

April 2, 2021

In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, Sarah talks to Lawrence Hendra, Director of Research at The Philip Mould Gallery, as they explore some of the highlights of the gallery's up-and-coming exhibition: 'Love's Labour's Found'. The exhibition, which opens on 21 April 2021, brings into focus the advances that have been made in 'reading' Tudor portraiture in recent times. So, why not join Sarah as, together, we tour the gallery and learn to decode four fabulous paintings of the period. To read my blog associated with this podcast, and to see some of the images we discuss in this episode, please click here

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. It is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community.

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

with guest:

Lawrence Hendra

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

 

 

 

Sudeley Castle: The Remarkable Life and Shocking Death of Katherine Parr

March 6, 2021

In this episode, Sarah chats to Derek Maddox, Archivist at Sudeley Castle, as they explore the castle and its association with the final months of Katherine Parr's life. Katherine, the sixth wife of Henry VIII, remains the only English queen to be buried on private land. She now lies at peace within the heart of the chapel at Sudeley. We also look at some of her personal belongings, which are housed in the castle's museum, including locks of her hair, a tooth, letters and a prayer book. Tune in to find out more about this remarkable woman during her life and at her burial, as well as the shocking story of what happened to her body after death.  

 

This podcast was recorded in Summer 2020. Sudeley Castle is currently closed but is due to reopen in Spring 2021. To keep updated please see the website here

 

To read my blog associated with this podcast, please click here

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community.

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Music by Jon Sayles

Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots: The Meeting that Never Was

March 4, 2021

This month, we have an extra episode of the show to commemorate the life of Mary, Queen of Scots who was executed on this day, 1587. On this occasion, Sarah is in conversation with Prof Maria Hayward, from the University of Southampton. Maria is a professor of Early Modern History. In this episode, Maria dissects the complex set of circumstances that surrounded one of the most talked-about non-events of the second half of the sixteenth century: the proposed meeting between Mary and Elizabeth I that never, in the end, took place. Just what were the forces that intervened that prevented these two cousins from ever meeting face-to-face? Tune in to find out more...

  

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community.

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Music by Jon Sayles

 

What Things Cost in the UK: Travel Essentials

February 20, 2021

(Apologies for the sound distortion which affects the first couple of minutes of the show).

If you are someone who loves to pack your bags and hit the road to see your Tudor history and want loads of inspiration and top tips for travelling and visiting historic locations here in the UK, then this show is for you.

Each month, I will be teaming up with Philippa Brewell from 'British History Tours' to answer your most pressing travel-related questions, hearing from a guest about their favourite historic place to stay (or take rest and refreshment) and a couple of highlights of Tudor-themed events, both online and in-person, for you to book into your calendar.

In episode two of ‘The Tudor History & Travel Show: Travel Essentials’ Philippa and I talk about how much things cost here in the UK, particularly in relation to travel. There are also some great tips around how you can save money and pitfalls you might want to avoid as you navigate your way around the UK.  Also, I chat with one of the show's listeners, Lisa, about her recommended place to stay in Suffolk, plus a couple of not-to-be-missed events coming up in the next couple of months (March/ April 2021).

 

To buy 'Your Tudor Weekend Away...in Suffolk' visit my shop here: http://bit.ly/3oPAopZ

To see the show notes, with the links mentioned in this episode, follow this link

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

with guests:

Philippa Brewell from British History Tours

Lisa Pegg

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Mary, Queen of Scots: The Making of an Icon with Dr Steven Reid and Anne Dulau

February 7, 2021

In this latest episode, we commemorate the anniversary of the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots on 8 February 1587. Sarah welcomes two guests to the show, both of whom have been leading a project on the 'Memorialisation of Mary Queen of Scots': Dr Steven Reid, from the University of Glasgow, who is a Scottish Historian based at the College of Arts and Anne Dulau-Beveridge, Art Curator at The Hunterian, also in Glasgow. We explore the breadth of the project, which looks at how Mary, Queen of Scots has been remembered and portrayed across the centuries since her death. There is a show notes page on my blog with images and links and this can be found here.

 

In this month’s TTG news desk our roving reporter from the sixteenth century, Bess Cavendish, reports from the Tower of London, where the sentence of execution has just been carried out on Catherine Howard and Jane Rochford. We catch up with all the drama of the day.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community.

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Music by Jon Sayles

 

When to Travel To the UK: ‘Travel Essentials’ by The Tudor Travel Guide

January 16, 2021

If you are someone who loves to pack your bags and hit the road to see your Tudor history and want loads of inspiration and top tips for travelling and visiting historic locations here in the UK, then this show is for you.

Each month, I will be teaming up with Philippa Brewell from 'British History Tours' to answer your most pressing travel-related questions, hearing from a guest about their favourite historic place to stay (or take rest and refreshment) and a couple of highlights of Tudor-themed events, both online and in-person, for you to book into your calendar.

In this first episode of ‘The Tudor History & Travel Show: Travel Essentials’ Philippa and I talk about what to consider when thinking about the best time to travel to England; Natalie Grueninger and I chat about her recommended place to stay in Suffolk, plus a couple of not-to-be-missed events coming up in January / February 2021.

 

To buy 'Your Tudor Weekend Away...in Suffolk' visit my shop here: http://bit.ly/3oPAopZ

To see the show notes, with the links mentioned in this episode, follow this link: https://bit.ly/3qtGzjA

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Show Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

with guests:

Philippa Brewell from British History Tours

Natalie Grueninger from On the Tudor Trail

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Rievaulx Abbey & the Brutal Dissolution of the Monasteries with Michael Carter

January 3, 2021

In this episode, Sarah goes on-location to Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, where she meets with Michael Carter, a senior properties historian with English Heritage. Michael is an expert on English monasticism and the Cistercian order. He is our guide as we explore the abbey ruins, its history and the impact of the Dissolution of the Monasteries on places like Rievaulx Abbey. Show notes with images and links (including to the paper mentioned in the recording) can be found here. 

 

We also head over to the TTTG news desk to hear about the formal reception of Anne of Cleves at Blackheath on 3 January 1540. Get all the latest on this event from our intrepid news reporter, Bess Cavendish, who reports 'live' from the riverside outside Greenwich Palace.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

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Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Bejewelled: The Use of Jewellery by Tudor Men with Natasha Awais-Dean

November 21, 2020

In this episode, Sarah chats with Natasha Awais-Dean, an expert on male jewellery during the Tudor period and author of ‘Bejewelled: Men and Jewellery in Tudor and Jacobean England’. We delve into the glittering world of sixteenth-century jewellery and find out how men across the social spectrum purchased, wore and made meaning from jewels.

 

We also head over to the TTTG news desk, which this month covers the dramatic news of the death of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey at Leicester Abbey on 29 November 1530. Our roving news reporter comes directly from outside the abbey with all the latest gossip. (The link to the blog mentioned in the show on Wolsey's final journey to Leicester can be found here.)

 

If you wish to purchase any signed books for Christmas (mentioned in the show) or are interested in buying the art print of Henry VIII's Presence-Chamber at Greenwich Palace, please email me at sarah@thetudortravelguide.com with your request.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor History & Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

 

The Enigmatic Cardinal Wolsey

November 8, 2020

In this mini-episode, Sarah is joined in the studio by special guest, Professor Glenn Richardson in a celebration of The Tudor Travel Guide's forthcoming virtual mini-summit: 'The Rise and Fall of Cardinal Wolsey'.

 

To whet your appetite for the summit, Sarah explores with Glenn how Wolsey has been portrayed across the 490 years since his death in 1530, from gluttonous villain to revered, international statesmen. 

 

For more information, and to register for 'The Rise and Fall of Cardinal Wolsey' FREE mini-summit follow this link.

 

In the meantime, if you want to keep up to date with all the Tudor Travel Guide's adventures, as well as top tips for planning your own Tudor road trip, don't forget to subscribe to the blog via www.thetudortravelguide.com.

 

This podcast now has an accompanying closed Facebook group, dedicated to discussing the places and artefacts discussed in each episode. it is also a place to ask your fellow Tudor time travellers questions about visiting Tudor locations or planning your Tudor-themed vacation or sharing your top tips to help others get the most out of their Tudor adventures on the road. Go to The Tudor Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community. 

 

You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTubeTwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions