Sunday, December 20, 2009

Henry VIII and Religion

In addition to having a lot of wives, Henry VIII is also most famous for bringing the Protestant Reformation to England. But really, how reformed was he?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Recommended Book this week

I'm planning on doing fancy stuff to this blog over the next few months...making it informative, adding links, etc. So stay tuned for that!

In the meantime, here is a link to the book I recommended this week.

Thanks for listening and for the comments! I really appreciate them!

Episode 006 - a brief history of Halloween

It's time for goblins and pumpkins - but how did all this stuff get started?

Monday, September 7, 2009

Episode 005 - The wives of Henry VIII

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived - so what's that all mean? Here's an overview of each of Henry VIII's wives, and his tumultuous romantic history.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Episode 004 - Court Life with Henry VIII

A very brief overview of life in the court of Henry VIII.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Episode 003 - Henry VII

A background on Henry VII, his rise to power, victory over Richard III at Bosworth Field, and founding of the Tudor dynasty.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Episode 002 - Sports

An overview of sports and exercise in the Renaissance, with a special emphasis on cricket.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Episode One - Introduction

Introductory episode explaining the goals of the podcast series, a background on your intrepid podcaster, and some actual history.