The Cult of Gloriana
If you love Elizabeth I
this episode of the All Things Tudor podcast is for you!
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In this episode of All Things Tudor, author, historian and Hampton Court Palace expert Siobhan Clarke examines how Elizabeth I wielded power with a sublimely crafted image. The ‘Cult of Gloriana’ was a movement in which authors, musicians, and artists – among them Shakespeare and Spenser – helped exalt the queen to the status of a virgin goddess.
Her image was widely owned and distributed, thanks to the expansion of printing. The English excelled in miniature painting which allowed courtiers to carry a likeness of their sovereign.
Ms Clarke’s book, Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship written with Linda Collins, tells the story of Elizabethan art as a powerful device for royal magnificence and propaganda.
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Produced by Rokkwood Audio, U.K. This episode was produced by Ben Williams, Rokkwood Audio, U.K. Music developed by Rokkwod. Cover art by The Happy Colour Studio, U.K.
Best Reads of 2022!
The All Things Tudor group has spoken! Throughout 2022 the members have requested guests for the podcast and reads for the group book club. Following is a compilation of what they want. The list is alphabetical order for easy access.
I highly recommend each of these reads. They’ll make a great gift for yourself or the history lover – especially the Tudor history lover – in your life. Some of the publications are history, some historical fiction, a few are Plantagenet history, some are Stuart and all are fantastic additions to any library. Contact your local bookstore, check on Amazon, or if you want the UK version, Waterstone’s or Blackwell’s of Oxford are our ‘go-to’ for international shipping.
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Nathen Amin Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders
Tracy Borman Crown & Sceptre
Helen Carr John of Gaunt
Jessie Childs God’s Traitors
Siobhan Clarke Gloriana
Leanda De Lisle Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. The Story of England’s Most Notorious Royal Family
Professor Susan Doran Elizabeth I and Her Circle
Sarah Gristwood Tudors in Love
Hever Castle Becoming Anne
Gemma Hollman The Queen & The Mistress
Deb Hunter All Things Tudor Magazine
Dan Jones Essex Dogs
Jan-Marie Knights The Tudor Socialite
Matt Lewis Loyalty Binds Me
Prof Suzannah Lipscomb 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII
Lauren MacKay Among the Wolves of Court: The Untold Story of Thomas and George Boleyn
Franny Moyle The King’s Painter: The Life of Hans Holbein
Dr Elizabeth Norton Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s Discarded Bride
Maggie O’Farrell Hamnet
Estelle Paranque Blood, Fire & Gold
Dr Joanne Paul The House of Dudley
Dr Linda Porter The Myth of ‘Bloody Mary’
Tony Riches Raleigh – Tudor Adventurer
Gareth Russell Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard
Dan Snow On This Day In History
Sylvia Barbara Soberton Medical Downfall of the Tudors
Nicola Tallis Uncrowned Queen: The Life of Margaret Beaufort
The Met The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England
Tudor Times Elizabeth I Book of Days; Mary Queen of Scots Book of Days
Alison Weir The Last White Rose: A Novel of Elizabeth of York
Janet Wertman Jane the Quene
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Tudor Holiday Music
In this episode of All Things Tudor, musician and historian Tamsin Lewis discusses how the Tudors used music during the Christmas Holidays and beyond. If you’re curious about Tudor Christmas and Twelfth Night music and traditions, this podcast is for you. You’ll recognize Tamsin for her work with Lucy Worsley on ‘12 Days of Tudor Christmas’.
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***Sponsored by Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville (TPAC)***
You can find more info on Tudor Holiday traditions and can follow Tamsin at these sites:
https://passamezzo.bandcamp.com/album/to-shorten-winters-sadness-2 (CD and downloads)
This episode was originally launched on January 4, 2022.
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Production by Rokkwood Studios, U.K. This episode was produced by Ben Williams. Music developed by Rokkwood. Cover art by The Happy Colour Studio.
Written by Deb Hunter
(c) 2022 All Things Tudor
The Life and Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots
In this episode of the All Things Tudor podcast, Dr Steven Reid and Anne Dulau of The Hunterian discuss the charismatic Mary, Queen of Scots. Why has she captivated us, what was her role in the history of Scotland and England, and how was she entwined with Tudor history?
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Why is Mary such a figure of endless debate and fascination, and what does that say about Scotland’s ever-evolving relationship with the ‘daughter of debate’? Mary Queen of Scots was an active ruler of Scotland for just six years (1561-1567) yet her reign has attracted more attention and debate than that of any other monarch in Scottish History. Catch The Hunterian exhibit that explores the life and afterlife of Mary, and take the free Future Learn course.
Free FutureLearn course: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/the-life-and-afterlife-of-mary-queen-of-scots
This course will provide an overview of Mary’s life, reign and legacy. It begins with an overview of renaissance and reformation Scotland, and its relationships with Catholic Europe and its closest neighbour England. It then looks in depth at Mary’s life – her time in France as the French Queen, her Scottish reign, and her period of imprisonment and execution in England. Finally, it will look at Mary’s cultural afterlife and memorialization.
Production by Rokkwood Studios, U.K. This episode was produced by Ben Williams. Music developed by Rokkwood. Cover art by The Happy Colour Studio, U.K. Voiceovers by Paul Hunter.
Written by Deb Hunter, Dr Steven Reid and Anne Dulau.
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The Daly Medieval Podcast featuring All Things Tudor — All Things Tudor
Check out The Daly Medieval Podcast with Luke Daly who featured All Things Tudor Listen at any of these sites: The video: https://youtu.be/lgSsndMBp9c Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3L3EQ05 Apple Podcast: https://apple.co/3TVaPDP Amazon Music: https://amzn.to/3Bz0OFg Goodpods: http://bit.ly/3d2x0r9 Many thanks to Luke for featuring me! Be sure to follow his podcast.The Daly Medieval Podcast featuring All Things Tudor — All Things Tudor
Day 4 All Things Tudor x The Historians Magazine-The Tudor Takeover
Day 4 of the Tudor takeover!
Coming in Edition 7: The Red Rose and the White: The Story Behind the Tudor Rose. The Historians Magazine
The Tudor rose has become a symbol of England, proudly displayed on coronation regalia and coins, carved into buildings, presented on pubs and public parks, and gracing everything from Christmas ornaments to wallpaper to furniture. But the symbol and the story it represents is far more complicated than the simple union of the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York.
Henry VII created the Tudor rose and its narrative in a way that reimagined the past and shaped the understanding of the future. The ubiquitous presence of the Tudor rose from the Tudor era until today is one way the Tudors created England in their own image and provided us with one of the most successful logos of all time.
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Terence Hawkins and The Rage of Achilles
Recently, I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Terence Hawkins in a writing group. We share a mutual passion for history and writing, so we were probably bound to meet at some point, and I’m thrilled that it happened sooner rather than later. He is absolutely brilliant.
Ideas drive all of Terence Hawkins’ work. His latest book, The Rage of Achilles, is a recreation of his first novel, extensively revised and re-imagined in a new edition. Within its pages, Homer’s epic heroes are no more glorious than the tired, scared grunts they command. Informed by Julian Jaynes’ theory of the bicameral mind, its gods are only the hallucinations of men and women desperate for direction in the collapsing society of the late Bronze Age. Hawkins’ realistic account of Homeric warfare has been described as “visceral,” and his prose “elegant and terse.”
“We know what will happen to Achilles, and it can’t change: but seen through Hawkins’ eyes, the story will be new and grippingly real to readers of this age.”-John Crowley, World Fantasy Award Winner and author of Ka and Little, Big
In The Rage of Achilles, Terence Hawkins re-imagines the Iliad as a novel and a Trojan War that really happened. Though he adopts Homer’s characters, those fabled warriors are no more noble than the scared, tired grunts they command, exhausted and bitter after ten years of brutal Bronze Age warfare. And however savage the fighting, over all hangs the terrible truth that the objective of combat is not glory, but the enslavement of the defeated.
This realism extends to the gods themselves. Informed by Julian Jaynes’ groundbreaking theory of the bicameral mind-the basis of HBO’s “Westworld”-The Rage of Achilles takes place in a world in which the modern human consciousness struggles painfully to be born. The gods are only the hallucinations of men and women desperate to be told what to do in a terrifying and confusing world.
Told in taut, elegant prose that captures both the Homeric lyric and military grit, The Rage of Achilles is a fast-moving take on literature’s foundational epic.
Ideas drive all of Terence Hawkins’ work. His latest book, The Rage of Achilles, is an extensively revised and re-imagined edition of his first novel. In it, Homer’s epic heroes are no more glorious than the tired, scared grunts they command. Informed by Julian Jaynes’ theory of the bicameral mind, its gods are only the hallucinations of men and women desperate for direction in the collapsing society of the late Bronze Age. Hawkins’ realistic account of Homeric warfare has been described as “visceral,” and his prose “elegant and terse.”
In a Best Book of 2020 review, Kirkus called Hawkins’ short story collection Turing’s Graveyard “extraordinary stories that will make readers laugh, shiver, or perhaps both.” Booklist described it as “a beautiful reading experience” and compared it to the Twilight Zone.
In naming his second novel, American Neolithic, a Year’s Best, Kirkus described it as “a towering work of speculative fiction.” Its revised edition was compared to Orwell’s 1984 in Midwest Book Review.
Kind words from a Master of Military Fiction: Phil Klay is a Marine vet whose debut collection, Redeployment, won the National Book Award. His first novel, Missionaries, was one of President Obama’s favorite books of 2020.
He had these generous words: “The Rage of Achilles is a fresh, disorienting, modern spin on the Iliad, a tale of warfare that takes the force of myth and introduces the complexity of reality.”
Hawkins was the founding Director of the Yale Writers’ Conference, which he managed and developed from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, he started the Company of Writers, offering workshops and manuscript services to writers at all levels of experience. The Company has hosted seminars with Amy Bloom and Colum McCann, as well as a program on the intersection of literary and genre fiction with John Crowley and Louis Bayard.
Hawkins grew up in a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania. His home county was the site of the original “Night of the Living Dead.” His grandfathers and several uncles were coal miners. He graduated from Yale, where he was publisher of the Yale Daily News. He attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and now writes and teaches. Hawkins has been a mentor in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Visible Ink creative writing program for cancer survivors since 2018.
Get The Rage of Achilles at these sites:
Barnes and Noble
The Calliope Group
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Interview with an Author featuring Deb Hunter
The Literary Vixen presents…
Joining us today is Deb Hunter! Her story, Fables: A Tudor Fairytale is on Kindle Vella and available now.
What inspired you to start writing?
Hi! Great question. It’s something I’ve always done *giggle* more like a compulsion than inspiration.
I just don’t know why I do it.
What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
Research. I research everything until finally writing it.
How do you deal with emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?
Another fantastic question. If I cry, I wonder if readers will cry.
When writing Phoenix Rising-a novella about the last hour of Anne Boleyn’s life, I lost 12 lbs. It was stressful getting inside the head of someone knowing they might die. Henry VIII really strung her along the last few days of her life. She was led…
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Fables: A Tudor Fairytale
Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn. Their love changed history.
Max King & Daisy Colston. Not so much.
They despise each other as they play the part of the fabled lovers in a film considered the-next-big-thing about the legendary Tudor affair.
A chance encounter at a New Orleans tarot shop could seal their destiny.
Some love stories last forever. Some are tragic.
Some just…need magic
Available now on the NEW Kindle Vella platform. Get the first three episodes FREE!
Kindle Vella is a fun reading experience launched by Amazon in early July. Much like Wattpad & Radish, it offers readers a taste of a story in a serial format. Look for a new chapter of Fables: A Tudor Fairytale to be launched weekly. In keeping with the ambience of the New Orleans setting of the story, I’ll be drawing a card from my tarot deck each week and basing each…
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