The Tudor History & Travel Show

TheTudorTravelShow

A podcast that brings Tudor history to life by exploring Tudor places and artefacts in the flesh. The Tudor Travel Guide brings you lively onsite walk-and-talk interviews at historic Tudor locations across the UK and fuses them with inspiring ideas for your next Tudor-themed vacation. If you love combining your Tudor history with visiting Tudor houses, castles and manors, then 'The Tudor History and Travel Show' is tailored made for you!

All Episodes

Please Note: ADULT CONTENT IS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, I'm joined by Sarah Bendall, a material culture historian. We place the undergarments of early modern women under the spotlight. Want to know why men were suspicious of women's farthingales and why busks led a double life, imbued with erotic connotations? Well, if you have ever been curious to sort your bum rolls from your wheel farthingales, your 'bodies' from your 'stays', this month's podcast is for you!   Sarah Bendall has dedicated her academic career to researching these garments and their social and cultural importance. Her new book, 'Shaping Femininity: Foundation Garments, the Body and Women in Early Modern England' takes a deep dive into this fascinating topic.   To read the blog associated with this podcast,  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  Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guest: Sarah Bendall Produced by Cutting Crew Productions  

Nov 12

1 hr 26 min

In this episode of The Tudor History & Travel Show, I'm joined by Dr. Alexzandra Hildred and John Seager. During my guided tour of the Mary Rose Museum, we discover the story of the Mary Rose and her thirty-four-year history as a successful warship before her fateful sinking in 1545. As we tour the museum, we discuss some of the wonderful artefacts from the ship, each with its unique and fascinating story giving us a snapshot into the lives of the men on board the Mary Rose.    There is a show notes page with images taken during my visit to the ship and several artefacts associated with this podcast. If you wish to view it, follow this link.   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, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guests: Dr. Alexzandra Hildred and John Seager Produced by Cutting Crew Productions  

Oct 22

1 hr 16 min

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 episode of Travel Essentials, I chat to Philippa Brewell from British History Tours about visiting the UK in the winter and during the festive season. We make sure you're prepared for the Great British weather, and we share our tips for visiting some beautiful, festive Tudor locations. Later in the show, I'm joined by Deb Roil from Tudor Times, as she tell us about one of her favourite Tudor places to stay. The accompanying show notes 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 YouTube, Twitter and Facebook   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris with guests: Philippa Brewell from British History Tours  Deb Roil from Tudor Times Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Oct 8

1 hr 5 min

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 some of the best historic places to visit in the county of Gloucestershire. From castles to Cotswold villages and accommodation, we share our tips on making the most of a visit to Gloucestershire. Later on in the show, I speak to a special guest, Aly Stott, about a truly magical accommodation option. I also share some exciting news about booking an upcoming Tudor tour - check the link in the show notes associated with this podcast for the updated information after 26th September. The show notes 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 YouTube, Twitter and Facebook   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris with guests: Philippa Brewell from British History Tours  Ali Stott Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Sep 24

1 hr 6 min

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  Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guests: Julie Milner and Sarah Gristwood Produced by Cutting Crew Productions  

Sep 10

1 hr 20 min

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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

Aug 20

1 hr 6 min

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  Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guest: Nick Rushby Produced by Cutting Crew Productions  

Aug 14

1 hr 5 min

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, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guests: Claire Ridgway and Dr Owen Emmerson Produced by Cutting Crew Productions  

Aug 6

56 min 35 sec

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 YouTube, Twitter and Facebook   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris with guests: Philippa Brewell from British History Tours  Tony Riches Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Jul 25

59 min 28 sec

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, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook   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

Jul 16

1 hr 5 min

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guests: Robert Lee and Rebecca Allott  Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Jul 9

1 hr

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Jun 4

1 hr 25 min

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris with guests: James Peacock from The Anne Boleyn Society Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

May 15

1 hr 12 min

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris with guests: Linda Collins and Siobhan Clarke Produced by Cutting Crew Productions  

Apr 10

1 hr 10 min

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris with guest: Lawrence Hendra Produced by Cutting Crew Productions      

Apr 2

1 hr 4 min

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Produced by Cutting Crew Productions Music by Jon Sayles

Mar 6

46 min 1 sec

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Produced by Cutting Crew Productions Music by Jon Sayles  

Mar 4

42 min 12 sec

(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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Show Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris with guests: Philippa Brewell from British History Tours Lisa Pegg Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Feb 20

46 min 40 sec

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Produced by Cutting Crew Productions Music by Jon Sayles  

Feb 7

1 hr 24 min

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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

Jan 16

37 min 17 sec

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.    You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Jan 3

1 hr 49 min

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Produced by Cutting Crew Productions  

Nov 2020

1 hr 12 min

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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Nov 2020

29 min 55 sec

In this month's episode of The Tudor Travel Show: Extra! Sarah is in conversation with Professor Simon Thurley, a pre-eminent architectural historian, specialising in Britain's built environment. Sarah talks to Simon about the Boleyn properties of the early sixteenth century when the family was at the height of its power. She also explores with Simon the delights of his most recent book on Tudor buildings: Houses of Power.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   LINKS: For Simon's up-and-coming Gresham lecture on the Cecils on 4 November 2020, click here to book your place. To buy The Royal Palaces of Tudor England, click here for Amazon UK and here for Amazon US. To buy Houses of Power online click here for Amazon UK and here for Amazon US. To buy a signed copy click here. For Simon's website: 'Royal Palaces' 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 Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community.    You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris   Music by Jon Sayles Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Nov 2020

45 min 21 sec

In this month's episode, Sarah is out and about in search of the story behind the wonderful Harvington Hall in the Midlands; a very authentic and raw Elizabethan house, which is renowned for its priest hides and wall paintings. Join me as House Manager, Phil Downing, takes us on a guided tour of the hall!   The Tudor Travel Guide news desk is back after its one-month break. This month we check in with the Tudor news from the month of October. We hear from our new roving reporter in the south-west of England, Thomas Jakes, as he brings us up to date on the arrival of Princess Katherine of Aragon in Plymouth on 2 October 1501 ahead of her wedding to Prince Arthur.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   LINKS: For The Tudor Travel Guide YouTube Membership' Information, click here. For Lady Kathryn's Renaissance Fayre, click here. For Harvington Hall's Website and Donation page, click here. For Phil's The Tudor Tours FB page, 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 Travel Show: Hitting the Road to join the community.    You can also find The Tudor Travel Guide on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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: Chris Rew Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Oct 2020

58 min 17 sec

PART FOUR: Edinburgh Castle with Donal Ferrie and 'An Audience with Marie Stuart'   This month sees the launch of a special celebration of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, here, on The Tudor Travel Show. Throughout September, I will be publishing one episode a week, as I follow 'In the Footsteps' of this legendary Scottish queen, visiting some of the most historic locations associated with her time in Scotland. Along the way, I will be meeting up with local guides, (many are members of the Marie Stuart Society), who will share their knowledge and passion for Mary and her story.   In this week's episode, I travel back to Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. In the first half of the episode, I visit the castle with our guide for today, Donal Ferrie. Join me as we get a private viewing of Mary's bed chamber and the closet in which she gave birth to her son, James. To see more images of the castle, join my private FB group, which accompanies this podcast, The Tudor Travel Show: Hitting the Road.   In the second half of the show, I am granted a private audience with Marie Stuart herself. As a friendly English Ambassador, I put some challenging questions to the Scots queen. Tune in to hear her reflections on the dramatic events crashing through her life. It turned out to be an 'interesting' conversation!   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   Other links: For more information on The Tudor Travel Guide's 'In the Footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots' tour next June, click here. For up-to-date visitor information on Edinburgh Castle, follow this link. For more details on becoming a member of Historic Environment Scotland, follow this link. To learn more about Helen Cuinn, follow this link. To join the Marie Stuart Society, follow this link.   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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guest: Donal Ferrie and Helen Cuinn Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Sep 2020

1 hr 3 min

PART THREE: The Royal Mile and Holyroodhouse   This month sees the launch of a special celebration of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, here, on The Tudor Travel Show. Throughout September, I will be publishing one episode a week, as I follow 'In the Footsteps' of this legendary Scottish queen, visiting some of the most historic locations associated with her time in Scotland. Along the way, I will be meeting up with local guides, (many are members of the Marie Stuart Society), who will share their knowledge and passion for Mary and her story.   In this week's episode, I travel to Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. In the first half of the episode, I walk down the Royal Mile with my guide, Jerry Ozaniec, as together we follow in Mary's footsteps as she made her formal royal entry into the city after her arrival back in Scotland in 1561. In the second half of the show, I carry on down the Royal Mile to Holyroodhouse, where I catch up again with Liz Manson, President of the Marie Stuart Society and talk about Mary's eventful life at the palace. If you want to read more about the history of Holyroodhouse and the murder of David Rizzio follow this link to read the blog which accompanies this podcast. To see more images of the palace, join my private FB group, which accompanies this podcast, The Tudor Travel Show: Hitting the Road.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   Other links: For more information on The Tudor Travel Guide's 'In the Footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots' tour next June, click here. For up-to-date visitor information on Holyroodhouse, follow this link. To join the Marie Stuart Society, follow this link.   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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guest: Jerry Ozaniec and Elisabeth Manson     Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Sep 2020

1 hr 11 min

Part Two: STIRLING CASTLE This month sees the launch of a special celebration of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, here, on The Tudor Travel Show. Throughout September, I will be publishing one episode a week, as I follow 'In the Footsteps' of this legendary Scottish queen, visiting some of the most historic locations associated with her time in Scotland. Along the way, I will be meeting up with local guides, (many are members of the Marie Stuart Society), who will share their knowledge and passion for Mary and her story.   In this week's episode, I travel to Stirling Castle and meet up with Elisabeth Manson, President of the Marie Stuart Society. Together we explore the royal chapel, great hall and royal apartments of the castle. I talk to Liz about Stirling Castle as Mary's childhood home, as well as hearing about the blossoming romance between Mary and Henry, Lord Darnley, which unfolded at the castle in the spring of 1565.  If you wish to read more about the palace and its royal apartments, follow this link. To see more images of the palace, join my private FB group, which accompanies this podcast, The Tudor Travel Show: Hitting the Road.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   Other links: For more information on The Tudor Travel Guide's 'In the Footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots' tour next June, click here. For up-to-date visitor information on Stirling Castle, follow this link. To join the Marie Stuart Society, follow this link.   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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guest: Elisabeth Manson     Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Sep 2020

47 min 20 sec

Part One: LINLITHGOW PALACE. This month sees the launch of a special celebration of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, here, on The Tudor Travel Show. Throughout September, I will be publishing one episode a week, as I follow 'In the Footsteps' of this legendary Scottish queen, visiting some of the most historic locations associated with her time in Scotland. Along the way, I will be meeting up with local guides, (many are members of the Marie Stuart Society), who will share their knowledge and passion for Mary and her story.   In this week's episode, I start at the place of Mary's birth, the palace of Linlithgow. Our guide is Anne Daly from Mary's Meanders, who takes us on a walk and talk tour around the palace while uncovering the story of Mary's early life there. If you wish to read more about the palace and its royal apartments, follow this link. To see more images of the palace, join my private FB group, which accompanies this podcast, The Tudor Travel Show: Hitting the Road.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   Other links: For more information on The Tudor Travel Guide's 'In the Footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots' tour next June, click here. You can find out more about Anne Daly here. For up-to-date visitor information on Linlithgow Palace, follow this link. To join the Marie Stuart Society, follow this link.   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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris Guest: Anne Daly     Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Sep 2020

1 hr 6 min

In this month's episode, Sarah talks once more to Nikki Clarke, Senior Lecturer at Chichester University, about the fascinating Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond. Sarah and Nikki explore the life of this Tudor noblewoman who, as Nikki states in the podcast, was a 'force of nature'. Listen in to find out more about her eventful life.    The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest August news. Once more, we head north of the border to Scotland, where our roving reporter, Adam Buchanan, reports on the marriage of the young Margaret Tudor to James IV of Scotland.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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: Chris Rew Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Aug 2020

1 hr 8 min

In this month's episode, Sarah talks to Emma Rutherford from The Philip Mould Gallery, an expert on Tudor miniatures. Listen to Emma describe the diplomatic and deeply romantic use of these tiny, but exquisite, objects; the techniques used to create them and the refined world of the Tudor miniaturist. How did one miniature change the course of English history, while another reveals the racy side of the Elizabethan court? Listen in to find out more about these intensely personal objects! There is a blog that compliments this podcast. This a consolidated transcription of this interview. You can also see pictures of some of the miniatures described – and more. To read the blog, follow this link.     The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns with all the latest July news. This time, we introduce a new roving reporter, Adam Buchanan, who reports from north of the border, in Scotland, where a forlorn Mary, Queen of Scots has just abdicated her throne in favour of her infant son, James.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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: Chris Rew Produced by Cutting Crew Productions

Jul 2020

51 min 35 sec

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.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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  

Jun 2020

1 hr 19 min

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.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris

Jun 2020

27 min 41 sec

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.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris  

May 2020

1 hr 2 min

 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.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!    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 YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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  

May 2020

1 hr 11 min

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 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.…   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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

Apr 2020

1 hr 16 min

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…   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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

Mar 2020

1 hr 10 min

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.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   Other links related to the 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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

Feb 2020

1 hr 16 min

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.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!    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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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

Jan 2020

1 hr 8 min

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.     Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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

Dec 2019

1 hr 15 min

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.    Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!    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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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

Nov 2019

55 min 21 sec

In October’s episode, The Tudor Travel Show travels first to Great Bedwyn Church, in Wiltshire, to meet with Graham Bathe, an expert on Wolfhall and the Seymours. We learn about some recent research on Sir John Seymour (father of Jane Seymour), which sheds interesting new light on the relationship between Sir John and his daughter. We then move to nearby Wolfhall to catch up on the latest finds from the second year of the archaeological dig to uncover the original Tudor manor house, the ancestral home of the Seymours.   In the second half of the podcast, Sarah is in discussion with Charlotte Bolland, senior curator for sixteenth-century collections at the National Portrait Gallery. Charlotte describes the story of the acquisition and restoration of a fascinating portrait of Jane Seymour, recently purchased by the gallery. This unfinished picture has a riveting tale to tell. If you wish to read a transcript of this podcast, which includes many pictures of the rooms, features and artefacts discussed in the show, you can access it here.    Finally, The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns, with all the latest October news from the sixteenth-century. This time we travel to London, in October 1537, when the capital has erupted into joyous celebration following the birth of a new Tudor prince.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   As mentioned during the show, if you wish to sign up for Sarah and Natalie’s 1535 Virtual Progress, you can do so by following this link. It is a four-day online event which is entirely FREE to join. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW FINISHED    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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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

Oct 2019

1 hr 10 min

In September's episode, The Tudor Travel Show travels to Hever Castle, in Kent. Sarah goes on a tour of the house with House Manager, Owen Emmerson, recreating the Tudor castle as it would have been in the sixteenth century when it was home to Anne Boleyn. If you wish to read a transcript of this podcast, which includes many pictures of the rooms, features and artefacts discussed in the show, you can access it here.   In the second half of the podcast, Sarah travels to Bradgate Park in Leicestershire, once the childhood home of Lady Jane Grey. She is in discussion with Richard Thomas, Professor of Archaeology and co-director of the Bradgate Park Field School, about the 5-year project to learn more about the site. Tune in to hear about how the current ruins at Bradgate hide the real truth about the original Tudor manor house.   Finally,  The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns, with all the latest September news from the sixteenth century. This time we travel to Sudeley Castle, in 1548, to hear an eyewitness account of the tragic demise of Katherine Parr following the birth of her first child.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!    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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 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 Lady Trywhitt: Sarah Morris  

Sep 2019

1 hr 1 min

In August's episode, The Tudor Travel Show revisits Kenilworth Castle, in Warwickshire, where we hear about the story of the ambitious project to recreate Elizabeth I' privy garden, a project which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Matt Bulford, of English Heritage, takes us on a tour of the garden and tells just how the garden was just so accurately recreated. If you wish to read an earlier blog I wrote about Kenilworth Castle, back in March 2018, you can do so here.   In the second half of the podcast, Sarah is once again in discussion with Professor Susan Doran, from the University of Oxford, about a pair of portraits which historians believe were commissioned by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in anticipation of the historic visit of Elizabeth I in 1575. But why exactly were the portraits commissioned and why is it probable that Elizabeth never saw them? (Note: The blog article accompanying this conversation, including images, can be found here).    Finally,  The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns, with all the latest August news from the 16th century. This time we travel to Greenwich Palace, in 1533, to witness the celebrations taking place in the Queen's Great Chamber as Anne Boleyn prepares to withdraw from the court in anticipation of the birth of her child.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!    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 travelers 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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris 'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com Music by Jon Sayles Sound from http://www.freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/ Produced by Cutting Crew Productions Newsreader: Chris Rew and News Reporter: Kathryn Rew

Aug 2019

41 min 29 sec

In this extra podcast for July, Sarah visits what remains of the old Priory of St John in Clerkenwell, London. Once a place of enormous power and prestige, with close links to the Crown, today its treasures are preserved in the Museum of the Order of St John. With museum director, Tom Foakes, as our guide, we explore the history of the Order of St John, the story of the priory, and reimagine just what this magnificent building looked like in its hey-day, prior to its dissolution by King Henry VIII in 1540. You will also hear about how you can enjoy the delights of this, one of London's hidden Tudor treasures, including (for summer 2019) a special guided tour by Henry VIII himself.    If you wish to read the blog which accompanies this podcast, click here. If you wish to find out more about the museum or any of the events mentioned in this podcast, click here.  

Jul 2019

41 min 54 sec

In this month's episode, The Tudor Travel Show explores the castle that was built on a love story: Kenilworth, in Warwickshire. In part one, we tour the castle with Volunteer Co-ordinator, Gus Nasser, reimagining the castle at the height of its glory during Elizabeth I's three-week visit in 1575. Part two follows next month. If you wish to read an earlier blog I wrote about Kenilworth Castle, back in March 2018, you can do so here.   In the second half of the podcast, Sarah is in discussion with Professor Susan Doran, from the University of Oxford, about an artefact which has long been the cause of much speculation: the Chequers' Ring, a very personal item of jewellery once belonging to  Queen Elizabeth I. Just what is its story, and who is the mystery woman whose miniature is shown alongside Elizabeth's in the locket? Professor Doran is an expert in all things Elizabeth and her court, and back in the early 2000s co-curated an exhibition in which the ring made a rare public appearance. We hear just what she has to say about this enigmatic object. (Note: The blog article accompanying this conversation, including images, can be found here).    Finally,  The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns, with all the latest July news from the 16th century. This time we report on the dramatic events surrounding the succession crisis of July 1553, and how Princess Mary, claimant to the throne, evaded capture by the narrowest of margins.    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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris 'Garden Sounds' by Keith Selmes from Freesound.org. 'Church Bells' by theblockofsound235 from Freesound.org. Music by Jon Sayles'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com Produced by Cutting Crew Productions Newsreader: Chris Rew and News Reporter: Sarah Morris

Jul 2019

1 hr

In this month's episode, The Tudor Travel Show goes on location for the first time. In our lead interview, we travel to Collyweston in Northamptonshire to hear from Chris Close, President of The Collyweston Historical and Preservation Society about a new archaeological dig which got underway in May. This is aimed at uncovering more of the story of the now lost palace, once an important Tudor power-house belonging to Lady Margaret Beaufort. The blog article accompanying this conversation (containing images, extra notes and a bonus interview with Sandra Johnson, researcher for the society, can be found here. Details of a special 'Palace Weekend', coming up in August, can also be found in the blog article.)   In the second half of the podcast, Sarah heads off Sudeley Castle, in Gloucestershire, to get all the latest, exciting news from DigVentures, who were just completing the final day of a two week dig in search of a lost Elizabethan banqueting house and garden. Tune in to hear exactly what has been found, and the thrilling plans afoot for next year. If you missed getting involved this year, you won't want to miss this update.   Whilst at Sudeley, Sarah also catches up with Melita Thomas, from the Tudor Times about their latest book release - The Tudor Book of the Garden, which you can purchase here. (Apologies for some minor recording interference during this interview)   Finally,  The Tudor Travel Guide news desk returns, with all the latest June news from the 16th century. This time get ready to time travel to Westminster Abbey to witness Anne Boleyn as she is crowned Queen of England.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram andPinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris "Ambience, Large Crowd, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org; Music by Jon Sayles 'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com Produced by Cutting Crew Productions Newsreader: Chris Rew and News Reporter: Kathryn Rew

Jun 2019

49 min 2 sec

In this month's episode, Sarah speaks with Florence Evans, Director at The Weiss Gallery in London, about an extraordinary portrait of a relatively young Elizabeth. Recently surfaced from private ownership, this hitherto largely unseen portrait is hauntingly beautiful, and shows a deeply contemplative, very human Elizabeth, (before the mask of Gloriana was contrived to elevate her status to that of the untouchable 'Virgin Queen'). We explore the provenance of the painting and just what this has to tell us about this iconic monarch. The blog article accompanying this conversation (containing notes and an image of the picture in question) can be found here.   In the second half of the podcast, Claire Ridgeway, author, blogger and all round Boleyn expert, explores her favourite Tudor destination with Sarah: Hever Castle, in Kent. Listen to Claire's favourite things to see and top tips for planning your visit.   Finally, watch out for our new feature: The Tudor Travel Guide news desk, with all the latest breaking news from the 16th and 20th centuries. Enough to bring a smile to even the dreariest day!   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram andPinterest.   Credits: Presenter: Sarah Morris "Ambience, Large Crowd, A.wav" by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org; 'Trusted News': Royalty free music from https://www.fesliyanstudios.com Music by Jon Sayles and Waytes and Measures; Produced by Cutting Crew Productions News reader Chris Rew and News Reporter Kathryn Rew

May 2019

54 min 50 sec

In today's programme, we explore the exciting new project, soon to be underway, at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire. Hear all about a rare Tudor find that the team at Dig Ventures aim to uncover over the course of the summer. Learn how you can get involved, whether from the comfort of your own armchair, or directly in the trenches. Its hands-on history at its best! We also hear from best-selling author, Tony Riches, about a Tudor location which is both close to his heart and close to his home, Pembroke Castle in Wales. Get all the top tips from Tony about what to see and do if you plan to visit.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

Apr 2019

58 min 25 sec

In today's programme, Sarah talks with Natalie Cohen and Frances Parton from Knole, in Kent; from a Tudor perspective, this was the grand country house of first, the Archbishops of Canterbury, and later Henry VIII himself. We hear, in particular, about a major restoration project that has been underway at Knole. We find out about what was uncovered during the works undertaken, and also about the wonderful new spaces in the house that are now accessible to the public for the first time. We also hear from Heather Teysko from English Renaissance podcast about her favourite Tudor place to visit - King's College Chapel in Cambridge.   Thank you to all those listeners who support my work by becoming a patron of the show. I am deeply grateful as it helps me to continue to create great content. If you have enjoyed this particular episode and you prefer to make a one-off contribution, you can do so via my PayPal.me tip jar, Just click here. Thank you!   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 viawww.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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

Mar 2019

48 min 28 sec