In this month's episode, Sarah is in discussion with the author, Carol McGrath, exploring the complex and fascinating man who rose from the backwaters of Putney to become one of the most powerful men in England in the 1530s: Thomas Cromwell. Carol is the author of 'Mistress Cromwell', a novel which explores Cromwell's early years through the eyes of his wife, Elizabeth.

She brings her knowledge of the man and the events that shaped him - and others whose lives he touched - into this lively discussion which covers Cromwell's origins in Putney through to his downfall at the hands of his enemies in 1540. Was he just a brutish thug or a sophisticated courtier of the day - you decide! If you'd like to know more about Carol and her books, follow this link to her website.

There is a blog which compliments this podcast, exploring in more detail Cromwell's London home at Austin Friars. If you wish to read this blog and see what the Cromwell's city-house looked like, follow this link.

  

The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest June news. This time, our roving reporter, Bess Cavendish, reports live from the Field of Cloth of Gold, where the first day of this historic summit between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France has just gotten underway.

 

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

 

Music by Jon Sayles

'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com

Newsreader: Chris Rew and Reporter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

 

More Episodes

Mary Boleyn: A Tudor Beauty Unveiled!

June 5, 2020

In another Tudor Travel Show: Extra, Sarah catches up with Justin Davies of the Jordeans Van Dyck Panel Painting Project (JVDPPP) to talk about an exciting and recent discovery in the Tudor world: the reattribution of a painting from being that of an ‘of an unknown woman’ to being that of Mary Boleyn. It’s a wonderful story of an adventure in time…tune in to hear all about it!

 

If you wish to view a picture of this portrait and the one of Lady Herbert (mentioned in the podcast) follow this link to 'The Tudor Travel Guide' blog.

 

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

Stories of Hever Castle: Passion, Intrigue and Murder!

May 24, 2020

In this special Tudor Travel Show: Extra, Sarah welcomes back an old friend of the show, Owen Emmerson, House manager at Hever Castle. Owen is currently researching a new book on the social history of the castle and in this episode, we take a stroll through Hever's timeline, from the Tudors to the twentieth century, to hear tales of passion, intrigue and murder!

 

If you want to watch a tour of Hever Castle from 2019, with Owen Emmerson as our guide, then follow this link.to the Tudor Travel Guide's YouTube channel.

 

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

 

Eltham Palace: London’s Royal, Tudor Nursery

May 17, 2020

 In this month's episode, Sarah travels to Eltham palace in Kent, once a grand medieval palace and Tudor royal nursery. We go on a guided tour of the old palace accompanied by Jeremy Ashbee, Head Curator at English Heritage, and hear about the history of the buildings and some of the people and events associated with Eltham. There is a blog to accompany this podcast, which includes some pictures taken of the building during the visit. You can read it here.

  

The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest May news from the sixteenth-century. On this occasion, our roving reporter is live outside the Tower of London to witness the shocking events surrounding the arrest of Anne Boleyn on 2 May 1536.

  

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

 

Music by Jon Sayles

'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com

Newsreader: Chris Rew and Reporter: Sarah Morris

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

 

Margaret Beaufort’s Lost Palace at Collyweston and the Glory of Tudor Tents

April 25, 2020

Last year, The Tudor Travel Show covered the archaeological excavations going on to locate the original position of the now lost palace of Collyweston, in Northamptonshire. In this month's episode, we revisit Collyweston, the Midlands home of Margaret Beaufort, to hear from Rachel Delman, Lecturer in History at York University, about how the palace appeared and was used by Margaret in its hey-day. There is an abbreviated transcript of this chat available on the blog.

 

In the second half of the episode, Sarah chats with Alden Gregory, Curator of Historic Buildings at Historic Royal Palaces about what turns out to be a fascinating subject: Tudor tents! Alden has been involved in the recreation of part of a royal, Tudor tent, due to be included in the 'Gold and Glory' exhibition at Hampton Court to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold. Learn about these mini-palaces and how they were used by the Tudor court.

(Please note that this was recorded just as lockdown was getting underway in the UK and so the exhibition has had to be delayed until a later - hopefully!)

  

Finally, The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest April news from the sixteenth-century. On this occasion, our roving reporter is live at Greenwich Palace, where Anne Boleyn has just been presented as queen on East Eve, 12 April 1533.…

  

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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

 

Music by Jon Sayles

'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Newsreader: Chris Rew and Reporter: Sarah Morris

William Cecil, Theobalds and Elizabeth I: Power and Prestige in Elizabethan England

March 21, 2020

In March’s episode of the Tudor Travel Show, we focus on William Cecil Lord, Burghley in this, the 500th anniversary of his birth year. To kick-off, Sarah chats with Emily Cole of Historic England about one of William Cecil’s most ostentatious architectural projects that set a trend for house building in Elizabethan England: Theobalds in Hertfordshire. There is also a blog: Theobalds: A Hollywood Starlet of the Elizabethan Age, written recently to accompany this interview. You can view it here.

 

Continuing our theme, I explore the life of William Cecil with Prof Sue Doran of the University of Oxford, an expert on Elizabeth and her circle. We tap into that expertise to explore the relationship between William Cecil and his royal mistress. There is a blog to accompany this podcast. Click here to read a transcript of the interview.

  

Finally, The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest March news from the sixteenth-century. On this occasion, our roving reporter comes live from outside the gates of Richmond Palace where the death of England’s longest-reigning monarch to date, Elizabeth I, has just been announced…

  

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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

 

Music by Jon Sayles

'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Newsreader: Chris Rew and Reporter: Sarah Morris

Bolton Castle: The Yorkshire Prison of a Scottish Queen

February 15, 2020

In February’s episode of the Tudor Travel Show, we travel first to the hauntingly austere Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire, one-time prison of Mary, Queen of Scots. Sarah tours the castle with our guide, Elizabeth Carter, and learns about the castle’s history and its association with Mary. There is also a blog about Bolton Castle and the Vengeful Prisoner of Wensleydale which you can access here.

 

Continuing our Mary, Queen of Scots theme, in the second half of the podcast, Sarah is in the studio and talking to Lawrence Hendra from the Philip Mould Gallery in London about a rare, contemporary painting of Mary, discovered by Lawrence just a few years ago. There is a blog to accompany this podcast. Click here to read a transcript of the interview.

  

Finally, The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest February news from the sixteenth-century. This time, we time slip back to 8 February as we hear from our roving reporter in the aftermath of Mary, Queen of Scots execution at Fotheringhay Castle.

 

Other links related to material in this podcast:

 

VIDEO: Bolton Castle and the Vengeful Prisoner of Wensleydale

VIDEO: The Amazing Story of the Anne of Cleves’ Heraldic Panels

VIDEO: Fotheringhay Castle

 

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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

 

Music by Jon Sayles

'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com

Sound effects of 'Ravens' at Fotheringhay Castle by  Tomlija Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Newsreader: Chris Rew and Reporter: Sarah Morris

Kenninghall and Framlingham: The Howard Treasures of East Anglia

January 18, 2020

In this first episode of 2020, we are going Howard crazy here on The Tudor Travel Show!  Sarah is in discussion with Nikki Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern History at Chichester University about Kenninghall, in Norfolk, one of the principal country residences of the Dukes of Norfolk in the sixteenth-century. There is also a blog to accompany this part of the podcast, ‘Kenninghall: A Magnificent Tudor Time Capsule’, which can be read here.

 

In the second half of the podcast, Sarah travels south of Kenninghall to Framlingham in Suffolk, another Howard stronghold of the period. She goes in search of the incredibly fine sixteenth-century tombs of the 3rd Duke of Norfolk and other members of the Howard family. We learn about their history in the area and just who we think lies beneath the tombs from the local guide, Sandra Cartwright. The blog which accompanies this podcast can be read here. If you wish to buy a copy of my weekend guide to visiting some of the most interesting Tudor places in Suffolk, you can purchase a copy here

  

Finally, The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest January news from the sixteenth century. This time, we time slip back to January 29 as our intrepid roving news reporter relates the events surrounding the burial of Katherine of Aragon at Peterborough Cathedral.

  

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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

 

Music by Jon Sayles

'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Newsreader: Chris Rew and Reporter: Sarah Morris

Hever Castle: Festive Tudor Traditions and One Momentous Decision!

December 14, 2019

In December’s festive episode, The Tudor Travel Show returns to Hever Castle in Kent, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Sarah talks once more with Owen Emmerson, House Manager at Hever, about Tudor Christmas traditions and how the Boleyns would have enjoyed Christmastime at home. We also hear about the very special Christmas of 1526, when Anne makes a momentous decision. If you wish to see a video version of this chat, you can do so via YouTube, here. There is also a blog to accompany this part of the podcast, where you can view pictures of some of the rooms and items under discussion. Click here to access it.

 

In the second half of the podcast, Sarah catches up with Eleri Lynn, Curator of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection at Historic Royal Palaces. Enjoy the fascinating story of the discovery of the Bacton Altar Cloth and why it has been attributed as 'The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I'. Also, hear about the latest research revealing how a piece of Elizabeth's dress came to belong to a small parish church in Herefordshire.  

 

Here are the links to Amazon (US and UK0 for those wishing to buy a copy of Le Temps Viendra: a Novel fo Anne Boleyn, mentioned at the beginning of the episode:

 

LTV Volume I Paperback US 

LTV Volume I Kindle US

LTV Volume I Paperback UK

LTV Volume I Kindle UK

 

Finally, The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest December news from the sixteenth century. This time, we travel in time to a very stormy Kentish coastline to hear all about the arrival of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's intended bride-to-be.

  

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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

 

Music by Jon Sayles

and

Waytes and Measures.

'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Newsreader: Chris Rew and Reporter: Sarah Morris

Penshurst Place: The Gift of a Grateful King

November 16, 2019

In November’s episode, The Tudor Travel Show travels to Penshurst Place in Kent, the ancestral home of the Sidney family since the mid-sixteenth century. Sarah takes a stroll through the house and talks to visitor guide, Gaye Jee, about the house’s Tudor history. If you wish to see more of Penshurst Place, you can catch up with my story of Penshurst and the Boleyn family via YouTube, here.

 

In the second half of the podcast, Sarah welcomes back Florence Evans to the show. Florence is Director of the Weiss Gallery in London, which specialising in Tudor and seventeenth-century portraiture.  Florence talks to us about a sixteenth-century portrait of the boy-king, Edward VI, from the studio of court painter, William Scrots. There is a blog to accompany this part of the podcast, where you can view a picture of the painting in question. To read the blog, click here. 

 

Finally, The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns, with all the latest November news from the sixteenth century. This time we hear news of the dramatic arrest of Queen Catherine Howard, following accusations of infidelity. 

  

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 TwitterFacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

 

Credits:

Presenter: Sarah Morris

 

Music by Jon Sayles

'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com

Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Newsreader: Chris Rew and Reporter: Kathryn Rew