Talking Tudors Podcast with Natalie Grueninger


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‘Talking Tudors’ is a podcast by Natalie Grueninger, author of ‘Discovering Tudor London’ and co-author of ‘In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn’ and ‘In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII’ with Sarah Morris. Along with Kathryn Holeman Natalie has also released two Tudor colouring books – ‘Colouring Tudor History’ and ‘Colouring Tudor History: Queens and Consorts’. 

Natalie interviews guests about their particular interests and the Tudors in general. Each episode ends with “10 To Go” and a “Tudor Takeaway”, and at the beginning often starts with a piece of Tudor-inspired music. 

The first 21 episodes guests and topics are listed below (everything live up to this date 8th February 2019). 

1  Sarah Morris  Tudor Palaces and Historic Sites 
2  Conor Byrne  Marriage of Henry VIII and Katherine Howard 
3  Joanne Paul  Thomas More 
4  Gareth Russell  Katherine Howard 
5  Wendy J. Dunn  Katherine of Aragon 
6  Chris Skidmore  Battle of Bosworth Field 
7  Suzannah Lipscomb  Henry VIII and his Consorts 
8  Emma Wells  Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage in Tudor England 
9  Estelle Paranque  Elizabeth I 
10  Lauren Johnson  Henry VIII’s Accession and Daily Life in Tudor England 
11  Sarah Bryson  Mary Tudor, Henry VIII’s Sister 
12  Tony Riches  Owen, Jasper and Henry Tudor 
13  Matthew Lewis  Princes in the Tower 
14  Brooke Little  Tudor Music 
15  Claire Ridgway  Tudor Christmas 
16  Nicola Tallis  Jane Grey and Lettice Knollys 
17  Nathen Amin  Beaufort Family 
18  Tracy Borman  Hampton Court Palace and Resident Ghosts 
19  Lauren Mackay  Thomas and George Boleyn 
20  Sandra Vasoli  Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower 
21  Ninya Mikhaila  Tudor Clothing 

As you can see there is a huge variety of guests and topics, ranging across the whole period, and not just political history, but also social, religious and economic, so plenty to get your teeth into! ‘10 To Go’ is a little question and answer which allows us to get to know the guests on the podcast a bit better while their ‘Tudor Takeaway’ is something which they encourage you to go away and have a look at, visit, listen to, watch or read, that they consider really interesting to those engaged in Tudor history and research. 

I thoroughly enjoy this podcast. I think it’s because there is such a variety of topics and voices over the different episodes, and even for a Tudor history nut like me there is always some little titbit that you didn’t know about before. 

Natalie’s blog On the Tudor Trail (http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/talking-tudors-podcast/) lists the music and books referenced in each episode of the podcast as well, so you know there was something you wanted to look up from an episode once you’ve finished listening, it’s a really handy resource. Natalie’s website also has links to her social media like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. 

There is also a Facebook group you can join for the really avid Tudor fan, by searching “Talking Tudors” on Facebook where there is lots of Tudor-related chat and you should never be afraid of asking a question or putting forward an opinion, as long as you are polite to everyone involved!  

You can listen to the podcast on the following streaming services: 

iTunes     https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/talking-tudors/id1413504428  

Stitcher     https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/talking-tudors/e/56030930  

Podbean     https://talkingtudors.podbean.com/  

 

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Author: Helene Harrison

I have an MA in History, with a thesis entitled 'The Many Faces of Anne Boleyn: Perceptions in History, Literature and Film'. I have an interest in the Tudors and the Wars of the Roses along with my love of reading and literature.

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