Sunday, July 18, 2010

Episode 012 The final years of Henry VIII's reign

An overview of the final years of Henry VIII's reign, and the religious politics and factions at court.


  1. Hi Heather,

    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy listening to your podcast. History has always been my favourite subject at school and I love trying to imagine what it would have been like to live in Tudor times, so I was really excited when I discovered your podcast! I really enjoy reading and have quite a few books about the Tudors, but I'm sure that I've learnt much more from your podcast than I have from any of my books.

    I'm sure that you have lots of ideas about topics you could talk about in future episodes, but I just wondered if I could suggest something. I studied the Tudors at school in the summer term last year, but unfortunately my teacher Miss Tucker became quite ill a few weeks before the holidays and we weren't able to study all the topics that she'd wanted to cover. Thankfully she got better during the holidays but I was really disappointed to find in September that I wouldn't be in her class again this year. There was one topic in particular that I had been really looking forward to learning about, and I just wondered if you might consider covering it in your podcast. I remember reading a little about it when I visited a museum with my mum and my sister Bethany, and it really captured my imagination and made me want to learn more!

    Thank you so much for all the time and effort that you put into making your podcast so interesting and enjoyable. If it's OK with you, I'd really like to tell Miss Tucker about your podcast, as I'm sure that she'd really enjoy listening to it.

    Best wishes,

    Jennifer (from Canterbury, England)

  2. Hello Heather!

    I was listening to your podcasts today (the last few episodes) and was hoping you'd have some more podcasts :) I enjoy your podcasts very much and like you share an affinity to England and medieval english history!

    Thanks so much for the work you've put in!



  3. Heather,

    Many thanks to you for your wonderful podcast. After discovering it approximately two weeks ago, I've found it to be informative, well-researched and entertaining. A true gem among podcasts!

    I also applaud your choice of music you use to intro and outro your podcast. What a beautiful, timeless song. John Fleagle was an amazing artist.

    Thanks again for a GREAT podcast.

    Best Wishes,

    Blou Northerne Wynd...

  4. What a refreshing podcast for a history geek like me! I enjoyed the episodes from start to finish and your delivery is wonderful. Thank you so much and bring on more!!

  5. Hello! I have been listening to your podcast and I think it's wonderful. I recently graduated from college with a degree in English and History, with a focus on European history. LOVE the Tudors.

    If you have watched The Tudors series in Showtime, there are lots of historical discrepencies. Maybe that's a show idea... Tudors in pop culture, how The Tudors veers from historical accuracy, etc. It would be pretty interesting.