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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hello all!

No, this isn't a big announcement that I'm bringing the podcast back (but it's also not an announcement that I'm *not* bringing it back, for what it's worth), I just wanted to update this blog since it has been three years since the last post. I still don't know if I'll get back into doing the podcast, but I figured I'd at least post something there to let people know that I'm still thinking about it. Some of the undergrads that I work with at my university have started podcasting and one of them (who knows that I used to do this one) has been poking at me to get it going again. We'll see. :)

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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Update on blog migration

I never got around to posting an update, but it looks like all of the comments did eventually find their way over to the proper places, this blog included.

And anyone who has seen the old blog will probably note that I updated the design to a new Blogger template. I may change it more in the future, but I kind of like this one. :)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Comments missing

As with the Q&A blog migration, some of the comments from this blog got lost in the transition. I'm working to track down the problem.

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This blog has moved


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Migrating the blog today

This blog is also going through the migration process that the Q&A blog did. I'll have to go through and update the podcast feeds so those may appear broken for a short time. I'll fix them just as quickly as I can.

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Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!



And before anyone asks, I'm not sure when or if the podcast will be starting up again. For now it's just on the back-burner and may make a triumphant return in 2010. We'll just have to see!

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Apologies, apologies

I'm sorry for the paucity of podcasts this summer- it was just a bit busier than I had expected. I think I'm going to just skip July and August now and just resume with the September podcast, which should be available by the end of the month. I have a couple of science meetings this fall, but they aren't nearly as long (or as often) as the ones I was at last year so hopefully they won't eat in to my spare time as much as in 2008. And no moving twice in the space of a month this year either!

Thanks to everyone for their patience and continued interest in my semi-regular podcasts. :)

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

TudorCast #25 - June 2009

Tudorhistoryorg Twitter link: http://twitter.com/tudorhistoryorg

"English Renaissance Music" by La Primavera at Magnatune.com
http://magnatune.com/artists/primavera

Episode transcript

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Short delay

Once again the fates have conspired against me and I don't have the podcast finished yet. I may be able to get it posted before the end of the month (in two days!), but it might not be posted until next weekend.

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

TudorCast #24 - May 2009

May podcast show notes:

Henry VIII's Twitter profile (by Historic Royal Palaces)
http://twitter.com/IamHenryVIII

The British Library's Henry VIII: Man and Monarch podcasts
http://www.bl.uk/whatson/podcasts/exhibition/henry/index.html

The British Library's Henry VIII: Man and Monarch blog
http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/henry/

Christ's College, Cambridge Margaret Beaufort commemoration event
http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/news/events/pg/article==182

"English Renaissance Music" by La Primavera at Magnatune.com
http://magnatune.com/artists/primavera

Episode transcript

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*** One small correction to the podcast - I noticed I said that Margaret Beaufort died just three months after son, but I actually wrote two months, which is more accurate.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

TudorCast #23 - April 2009

Here it is, finally!

Henry VIII 500th Anniversary events page

August 2007 podcast that included Empson and Dudley: http://tudorhistory.org/podcast/08-2007.html

La Primavera at Magnatune.com

Episode Transcript

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Quick Announcement

Just a quick audio announcement since I wasn't able to get the new episode finished in time for the actual 500th anniversary date. And it was a test run on my new software - which might take some getting used to!

Direct link to mp3 file

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

An update

Since I've been getting a few emails of late about the podcast, I thought I would go ahead and post a short update here for anyone who stumbles by. As you can see, I didn't get around to starting the podcast back up in the fall, and now I'm just not sure when it will be. There are a lot of things competing for my time these days. But, with the big 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's accession to the throne in 2009, I feel that I have to do something with the podcast in the months to come, so keep checking back or stay subscribed. :)

In the meantime, I'm still updating things on the website here and there and actively updating and moderating both of the blogs on the site - the main News blog and the Tudor Q&A blog.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Podcast on hold for a while

This is the audio version of the announcement I posted yesterday.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Podcast on hold for a while

Hello all! Due to the upcoming sale of our house and move (back in to Austin proper - we're out in a rural area near Elgin right now) my weekends are going to be completely eaten up soon. So, I've decided to put the podcast on hiatus for the summer. We're hoping to take a vacation to Maine again this year too, so I'll probably just aim to start back up in September or October. This will also give me a little time to think some more about a few format changes that I've been considering. And this will allow me to finally get on a schedule to put the podcast out at the beginning of a month instead of the end! :)

I apologize to all the folks who have emailed me telling me how much they look forward to the podcast every month since they're going to have a bit of a wait for the next one now! But I'll still be updating the website and news blog as time allows, so you can still get your "Tudor fix".

Until the fall, fare thee well!

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

TudorCast #22- March 2008

Featured website: English Heritage http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/
Images of England: http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/
PastScape: http://www.pastscape.org/

Wikimedia link for fan vaults: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Fan_vaults

Oriel window images:

Shakespeare's Birthplace


Sudeley Castle


Hampton Court Palace


Portcullis images:

Bodiam Castle


Westminster Abbey exterior (can you find all five portcullises?)



Music from Magnatune.com
La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero") and Jacob Heringman (album "Jane Pickeringes Lute Book" and "Blame Not My Lute")

Intro - "Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After news - "Larouse" by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After "This Month" - "Galliard" by Jacob Heringman on "Jane Pickeringes Lute Book"
After glossary - "Baloo" by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After text - "Dindiridin" (excerpt) by Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero")
After closing - "Differencias sobr'el canto" by Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero")

Episode Transcript

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Friday, February 29, 2008

TudorCast #21- February 2008

Featured Website: ThePeerage.com

Internet Archive Text collection "The Chronicle of England During the Reign of the Tudors" Part One and Part Two

Elizabeth I's New Year's Gifts rolls website

Lyrics to "Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite”

Come again,
sweet love doth now invite,
thy graces that refrain
to do me due delight.
To see, to hear,
to touch, to kiss,
to die with thee again
in sweetest sympathy

Come again,
that I may cease to mourn
through thy unkind disdain
for now left and forlorn.
I sit, I sigh,
I weep, I faint,
I die, in deadly pain
and endless misery

Gentle love,
draw forth thy wounding dart:
Thou canst not pierce her heart;
For I that do approve.
By sighs an d tears
more hot than are
thy shafts, did tempt while she
for scanty tryumphs laughs


Music from Magnatune.com
La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero") and Jacob Heringman (album "Jane Pickeringes Lute Book")

Intro - "Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After news - "A Toye" (Track 2) - Jacob Heringman on "Jane Pickeringes Lute Book"
After "This Month" - "A Country Dance" - Jacob Heringman on "Jane Pickeringes Lute Book"
After glossary - "Almaine by Francis Cuttinge" (excerpt) - Jacob Heringman on "Jane Pickeringes Lute Book"
Text - “Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite” by John Dowland, performed by La Primavera.
After closing - "De dos la mer" by The Dufay Collective on "Cancionero"


Episode Transcript

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

TudorCast #20 - January 2008

Featured Website: Museum of Garden History

Music from Magnatune.com
La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "A Lestampida") and Jacob Heringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Intro - "Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After news - Excerpt from "Salterello" - Dufay Collective on "A L'Estampida"
After "This Month" - "Robin Hoode" by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After glossary - Excerpt from "Volt and La Primavera" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After text - "The Motlye" by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After closing - "Estampie Real: La Quarte" Dufay Collective on "A L'Estampida"

Episode Transcript

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

TudorCast #19 - December 2007

Featured Website: The Museum of London

Link to the full text of An Audience with Queen Elizabeth

Music from Magnatune.com
La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "A Lestampida") and Jacob Heringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Intro - "Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After news - "A Hornepippe" by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After "This Month" -"Bransle de Malte" - La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After glossary - "Il Conto d'Orco" by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After text - "English Danse" by Dufay Collective on "A Lestampida"
After closing - "Recercata primera" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"

Episode Transcript

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

I had to go and use the word "promise"....

I really hate to break promises, but it looks like I'm going to have to this time. I'm pretty sure the earliest the podcast will get out now is going to be the first weekend of the new year (if I'm lucky). Due to a combination of a dead laptop, a bad cold, a boyfriend recovering from pneumonia and travel, I'm going to have to push the December podcast into January. I had about half of it ready to go but, of course, it is still on the laptop that won't start. I should be able to get that fixed up in the next week or so. But, even if that worked, my voice is in no shape to record at the moment! Hopefully the cough and congestion will pass in the next couple of days and I'll be able to record next weekend.

I hope everyone has a great new year!

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Traveling for Christmas

I really, really tried to get the podcast finished by today so I could upload it before I went out of town, but last minute running around and packing has prevented it. I promise the December episode will be up before the month actually ends, but it won't be until the 28th at the earliest.

I'll be on the road most of the day tomorrow and then visiting with friends and family for a while, so updates may be sparse and slow. So, if I don't get a chance to post again until the new year, I just wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday season, no matter what you celebrate this time of year! Here's to a great 2008!

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Sunday, November 25, 2007

TudorCast #18 - November 2007

Featured Website: The British Library

Music from Magnatune.com

La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero") and Jacob Heringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Intro - "Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After news - "Passe Velours" by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After "This Month" -"Ya cantan los gallos" (excerpt) by Dufay Collective on "Cancionero"
After glossary - "Wolsey's Wilde" (excerpt) by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After text - "Trenchmore" by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After closing - "Recercata segunda" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"

Episode Transcript

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish all my fellow Americans a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a chance to spend it with family and friends. I would also like to give thanks to all of you who read the site and listen to the podcast!

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Survey results...

ACK! I totally forgot to post this Friday afternoon/evening and just now remembered it.

Here's the graphical output for the results (click for a larger version)


And here are the raw numbers -- there were a total of 213 votes cast, so here's how the responses break down in actual votes and percentages (winner in bold):

Who is your favorite Tudor monarch?
Henry VII - 7 votes, 3.3%
Henry VIII - 62 votes, 29.1%
Edward VI - 0 votes, 0% (poor Edward!)
Jane Grey - 10 votes, 4.7%
Mary I - 4 votes, 1.9%
Elizabeth I - 130 votes, 61%

If you could go back in time and witness just one of the following events, which would it be?
The Battle of Bosworth Field - 14 votes, 6.6%
The wedding of Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII - 43 votes, 20.2%
The Field of Cloth of Gold - 54 votes, 25.5%
The coronation of Elizabeth I - 77 votes, 36.2%
The defeat of the Spanish Armada - 25 votes, 11.7%

Did you study the Tudors at school (any education level)?
Yes - 128 votes, 60.1%
No - 85 votes, 39.9%

Have you ever attended or participated in a Renaissance Faire or historical re-enactment activity?
Yes - 114 votes, 53.5%
No - 99 votes, 46.5%

Do you have a Tudor-related tattoo?
Yes - 7
No - 206 votes, 96.7%

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Friday, November 02, 2007

Tudor survey and contest give-away wrap-up

I just sent off emails to the 5 randomly chosen winners of the give-away for merchandise from "The Tudors" television series, so if you entered, keep an eye on your email!

I'll post the outcome of the survey later today.... some interesting results. Only seven people of 213 admitted to Tudor tattoos. :)

Updated to add: Just in case anyone was interested in how the winners were chosen... I pasted the email addresses into an Excel spreadsheet, so there was a number for each address. Then I went to Random.org and had it generate 5 numbers in the range that the addresses covered (1 to 185, I think). And that's how they were chosen. If it had been less than 100, I might have gone the "slips of paper" route, but I really didn't feel like cutting nearly 200 email address out!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A new podcast some of you might be interested in

Frock Flicks is a new podcast dedicated to costume movies, and the second episode was on the new "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" movie. You can also subscribe through iTunes (just type in "frock flicks" in the search box in the podcast directory and it will come right up).

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tudor Cast #17 - October 2007

Featured Websites: Google Books and Internet Archive's Text Archive


Survey and "The Tudors" Give-away

Music from Magnatune.com

La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero") and Jacob Heringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Intro - "Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After news - Paul's Galiarde by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After "This Month" -"Dolce amoroso focho" (excerpt) by Dufay Collective on "Cancionero" (to 37 sec)
After glossary - "Lightlie Love Ladies" from Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After text - "The Hunte ys Uppe" by Jacob Heringman on "Blame Not My Lute"
After closing - "Oxenford" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"

Episode Transcript

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Friday, October 12, 2007

"The Tudors" give-away and survey extended

I'm going to leave the survey open for another two weeks because I'm going to be very, very busy in the next week or so, so I don't think I'll get a chance to deal with all of that this weekend.

BTW, I was originally hoping to get the October podcast out this weekend (Oct 13-14), but it looks like next weekend is more realistic. I'm slowly moving them up towards the beginning of the month, but I probably won't start getting them out in the first week of the month until the start of the new year.

Here's the link to the survey, if you haven't already taken it.

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Image of Elizabeth's Birth Announcement

Here is the image of the birth announcement that I read in the September episode of the podcast. Sorry it took me a while to get it posted! I'll add it to the letters page on the the site (along with the transcript) eventually.



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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sorry this is two days late

But this time it really wasn't me being behind or busy! I actually had this ready to go on Sunday and then Blogger decided to not play well with others (as in, publishing to other domains). I finally hit on something that worked (even though there is no obvious reason for WHY it worked), so now the podcast is up. The one time I actually managed to get everything together a week early, it doesn't publish...

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

TudorCast #16 - September 2007

Featured Website: ElizabethI.org

Inns of Court websites: Gray's Inn, Lincoln's Inn, Inner Temple and Middle Temple

Survey and "The Tudors" Give-away

Music from Magnatune.com

La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero") and Jacob Heringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Intro - "Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After news - Excerpt from "Fantasia" by Dufay Collective on "Cancionero"
After "This Month" - "Baloo" by Jacob Heringman.
After glossary - "Ungaresca" by La Primavera
After text - "Bella Gioiosa" by Jacob Heringman
After closing - "Que faray ie mal fortune" by Dufay Collective on "Cancionero"

I know I said I'd link to a picture of the letter that I read in the texts section, but I can't find my scan of it, so I'll add it in another post. And I apologize for all the stray breath noises in the episode. I was kind of sloppy with trying to avoid that this month, but I'll do better next time!

Episode Transcript

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Friday, August 24, 2007

TudorCast #15 - August 2007

Featured website Official Website of the British Monarchy

Survey and "The Tudors" Give-away

Music from Magnatune.com

La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero" and "L'Estampida") and Jacob Herringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Individual tracks:

Intro - "Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After News: excerpt from "Wolsey's Wilde" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After "This Month": "O What is to Love" by Jacob Herringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")
After Glossary: "Dindiridin" by Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero")
After Text: excerpt from "Oxenford" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"
After closing remarks: "Musica para discanter sobre un" by Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero")

Episode Transcript

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

TudorCast #14 - July 2007

Featured website www.picturesofengland.com

Music from Magnatune.com

La Primavera and Jacob Herringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Individual tracks:

Intro - "Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"

All the rest are from Jacob Herringman:

After News: A Hornepippe
After "This Month": The Earle of Darby
After Glossary: Paul's Galiarde
After Text: The Motlye
After closing remarks: The Hay

Episode Transcript

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

On travel for a few days

I just wanted to let folks know that I'm going to be traveling for work through Sunday, so I won't be answering emails or making blog posts in that time period. I'll have internet access, but I don't think I'll have a lot of time to deal with non-work stuff!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sorry for the interruption

My apologies to anyone who came looking for the website over the past 18 or so hours. I goofed on my domain renewal (I thought it was renewed through 2008, but obviously not!), but all should be sorted out now. And it's renewed through 2010, so if this little episode is repeated, at least it won't be for another three years.

The funny (and sad) thing is that I was first clued on to the fact that something was wrong when I checked my email this morning and I only had 5 spam emails in my tudorhistory folder (I usually get between 30 and 50 overnight).

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

TudorCast #13 - June 2007

Link to glossary page with images of flying buttresses.

This month's featured website: http://www.thousandeggs.com/

"Martin Said To His Man"

Martin said to his man, fie, man, fie
Martin said to his man, who's the fool, now
Martin said to his man, Fill thou the cup and I the can
Thou hast well drunken man, who's the fool now

I saw the mouse chase the cat, fie, man, fie
I saw the mouse chase the cat, who's the fool now
I saw the mouse chase the cat, Saw the cheese eat the rat
Thou hast well drunken, man, who's the fool now

I saw the goose ring the hog, fie, man, fie
I saw the goose ring the hog, who's the fool, now
I saw the goose ring the hog, saw the snail bite the dog
Thou hast well drunken, man, who's the fool, now

I saw a maid milk a bull, fie, man, fie
I saw a maid milk a bull, who's the fool now
I saw a maid milk a bull, at every pull a bucket full
Thou hast well drunken, man, who's the fool now

Martin said to his man, fie, man, fie
Martin said to his man, who's the fool, now
Martin said to his man, Fill thou the cup and I the can
Thou hast well drunken man, who's the fool now


Music from Magnatune.com

La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero" and "L'Estampida") and Jacob Herringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Individual tracks:
Intro -
"Greensleeves" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"

Between news and "This Month" -
"Durandarte" by the Dufay Collective on "Concionero"

Between "This Month" and glossary -
"Il Conto d'Orco" by Jacob Herringman on "Blame Not My Lute"

Between glossary and Primary text -
"Propinan de Melyor" by the Dufay Collective on "Concionero"

Text music piece - "Martin Said To His Man" by La Primavera on "English Renaissance Music"

End music - "La Rotta" by the Dufay Collective on "A L'Estampida"

Episode Transcript

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Monday, May 28, 2007

TudorCast #12 - May 2007

This month's featured website is FindAGrave.com

Picture of Henry VIII and Wives in the eye of a needle:


Lyrics/poem "When to her lute Corina sings" by Thomas Campion

WHEN to her lute Corinna sings,
Her voice revives the leaden strings,
And doth in highest notes appear,
As any challenged echo clear;
But when she doth of mourning speak,
E’en with her sighs, the strings do break,

And as her lute doth live or die,
Led by her passion, so must I:
For when of pleasure she doth sing,
My thoughts enjoy a sudden spring,
But if she doth of sorrow speak,
E’en from my heart the strings do break.


Image of the 1601 sheet music of the song at Luminarium


Music from Magnatune.com

La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero" and "L'Estampida") and Jacob Herringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Individual tracks:

Introduction: "Greensleeves" (excerpt) from La Primavera

Between the news and This Month in Tudor History: "Estampie Real: La Septime" from The Dufay Collection (album "A L'Estampida")

Between This Month and the Tudor History Glossary: "The Division of Rogero Before" from Jacob Heringman

Between Glossary and the FAQ: "Secaronme los pesares" from The Dufay Collection (album "Cancionero")

Between the FAQ and text section: "The Owld Man" from Jacob Heringman

Text song: "When to her lute Corina sings" from La Primavera

End of podcast: "Oxenford" from La Primavera

Episode transcript

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

test post

I'm having some trouble updating the template, so let's see if a regular post works

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

TudorCast #11 - April 2007

This month's featured website is the Folger Shakespeare Library

Music from Magnatune.com

La Primavera, The Dufay Collective (album "Cancionero") and Jacob Herringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Individual tracks:

Introduction: "Greensleeves" (excerpt) from La Primavera
Between the news and website of the month: "Passameze" from Jacob Heringman
Between the website and This Month in Tudor History: "Propinan de Melyor" from The Dufay Collection
Between This Month and the Tudor Hisory Glossary: "Wolsey's Wilde: (excerpt) from La Primavera
Between Glossary and the Tudor texts: "Lightlie Love Ladies" from Jacob Heringman
Between the texts and the wrap-up: "Oxenford" (excerpt) from La Primavera
End of podcast: "Recercata Segunda" from La Primavera

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

TudorCast #10 - March 2007

This month's featured website is The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum

Music from Magnatune.com, artists La Primavera, The Dufay Collective and Jacob Herringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Episode transcript

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Monday, February 26, 2007

TudorCast #9 - February 2007

Featured website this month: http://heraldica.org/

Music from Magnatune.com, artists La Primavera, The Dufay Collective and Jacob Herringman (album "Blame Not My Lute")

Episode transcript

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Friday, February 02, 2007

TudorCast #8 - January 2007

Here it is, finally! Yes, I know I said I'd have it posted yesterday but anyone who knows me should have automatically translated this into "oh, it will be up maybe by the end of next week...".

Featured website: http://hrp.org.uk/

Music from Magnatune.com by the groups La Primavera and the Dufay Collective

Episode transcript

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

January episode coming soon!

Hello all! I'm hoping to finally get the January podcast recorded tonight, so I'll get it posted tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

TudorCast #7 - December 2006

Here it is, the final podcast for 2006!

Featured website: Elizabethancostume.net

The two poems that I read can be found in the episode transcript.

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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Repost of November episode

Repost - Apparently the last two and a half minutes got cut off the file I originally posted. I don't know what happened, but the file up now is complete!

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Monday, November 27, 2006

TudorCast #6 - November 2006

Better late than never! I apologize if the sound isn't as good in this recording and if you hear extra stray noises. You might even hear a cat meowing faintly in the background at one point since the pets were not very happy about being locked out of the room while I was recording.

Featured website: Westminster Abbey

History podcasts that I mentioned:
Matt's Today in History
History According to Bob
Baseball History Podcast
Archaeology Channel Podcast
The Biography Podcast
British History 101
The Renaissance Festival Podcast


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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Responding to a few comments

Hey folks! I just wanted to respond to a couple of comments that I saw in the iTunes reviews....

First off, if you want to get episodes that aren't showing on iTunes screen for the podcast, they can all still be downloaded off the blog (you'll have to go to the archives section). I changed the settings so that a year's worth of posts will show on the front page, so hopefully the feed will update and the intro ep. and first ep. will show up on the iTunes page. I don't think this will change what is automatically downloaded to your individual podcatcher, but I could be wrong...

The other thing I'd like to address is the infrequency of the podcast. I know that some of you would like for the podcast to come out more often, and believe me, I wish I could get more than one out a month. At this point, I just can't manage that. I my wildest dreams I'd like to be able to get a "this week in Tudor history" out each week. That might be something to shoot for in the new year. We'll just have to see. Maybe if I can get my desk cleaned off and something set up in my home office (as opposed to my work office, where I usually record) I'll be able to get something out more often. This is all still just an experiment, so I'm sure things will continue to change over the next few months!

Thanks again to all of you who have taken the time to listen to and comment on the podcast!

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

TudorCast #5 - October 2006

Sorry this is coming out a little later in the month than usual!

Show notes:

Alderney Wreck: http://www.alderneywreck.com/

Featured website: Renaissance, The Elizabethan World: http://www.elizabethan.org/

Song from La Primavera's “English Renaissance Music” at Magnatune.com


Can she excuse my wrongs with Virtue's cloak?
Shall I call her good when she proves unkind?
Are those clear fires which vanish into smoke?
Must I praise the leaves where no fruit I find?

No no: where shadows do for bodies stand,
Thou may'st be abus'd if thy sight be dim.
Cold love is like to words written on sand,
Or to bubbles which on the water swim.

Wilt thou be thus abused still,
Seeing that she will right thee never?
If thou canst not o'ercome her will
The love will be thus fruitless ever.

Was I so base, that I might not aspire
Unto those high joys which she holds from me?
As they are high , so high is my desire:
If she this deny, what can granted be?

If she will yeld to that which reason is,
It is Reason's will that Love should be just.
Dear make me happy still be granting this,
Or cut off delays if that die I must.

Better a thousand times to die,
Than for to live thus still tormented:
Dear, but remember it was I
Who for thy sake did die contended


Music between segments from Jacob Heringman's "Blame Not My Lute" at Magnatune.com

Michael Anthony's British History 101

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

iTunes not showing episodes

Well, I'm not sure what's going on, but the episodes and reviews for the podcast aren't showing up in iTunes right now. I'll investigate and see if something is goofed up. I haven't changed anything and the feed seems to be okay, so it might be something on Apple's end.

The next new episode should be ready next week, so hopefully I'll get it fixed before then!

UPDATE: Seems to be working now. I have no idea what happened to break it or to fix it, but the eps are listed and reviews are back. Strange!

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Saturday, September 30, 2006

Thanks!

I just wanted to thank everyone who has been leaving nice comments and sending me emails about the podcast. I'm very happy that people have been enjoying it. It's been a lot of fun to do, so I'm glad that others are getting enjoyment out of it as well.

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

TudorCast #4 - August and September 2006

Yes, finally!

Show notes:

Website of the month: maryrose.org

Music by Jacob Heringman from the album Blame Not My Lute

Transcript of podcast

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Next Podcast will be a Two-fer!

Hello all!

I'm not going to be able to get a podcast finished by the end of August, so I'm going to do both August and September together in one. Look for it in about 3-4 weeks!

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

TudorCast #3 - July 2006

Show notes:

Additional recommendation on last month's featured website:
Beginner's Latin tutorial from the UK National archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/latin/beginners/

Website of the month: Castles of Wales http://www.castlewales.com

Music by La Primavera

Episode transcript

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Update: In 2009, in an interesting and convincing article in The New Criterion by Leanda de Lisle, it is argued that the Spinola account of Jane Grey's appearance is a fake. So, the "text" portion of this podcast probably not an authentic primary source text.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Oooops!

Apparently I was more tired than I realized when I was recording the podcast last night... I completely forgot to mention that if you wanted to submit feedback on the podcast, please leave comments at tudorhistory.org/podcast (this page, but comment on the post for the podcast episode).

I was also going to mention the neat Latin tutorial at the National Archives, which you can visit here.

Hopefully I'll remember anything else I may have forgotten. :)

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TudorCast #2 - June 2006

Show notes:

Website of the month - UK National Archives Palaeolography tutorial http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography/

All music in this episode is by the group La Primavera.

You can listen to the complete tracks, as well as the other tunes on this album, at Magnatune.com

Opening/introduction music: Excerpt from "Greensleeves"

Between the News Recap and the Website of the Month: Excerpt from "Wolsey's Wilde"

Between the Website of the Month and This Month in Tudor History: Excerpt from "Volt and La Primavera"

Between This Month in Tudor History and Texts from the Tudor Period: another excerpt from "Greensleeves"

Closing music: Excerpt from "Oxenford"

Lyrics to "Pastime With Good Company" (these aren't exactly the same as the lyrics in the song in the podcast, but pretty close)

Pastime with good company I love, and shall until I die;
Grudge who lill but none deny so this live will I
For my pastance, hunt sing and dance; My heart is set,
All goodly sport, to my comfort, who shall me let?

Youth must have some dalliance, of good or ill some pastance;
Company me thinketh best allthoughts and fancies to digest;
For idleness is chief mistress of vices all:
Then who can say but mirth and play is best of all?

Company with honesty is virtue sure; and vice to flee,
Company is good or ill, but every man has his free will.
The best I sue, the worst eschew; My mind shall be
Virtue to use, vice to refuse, I shall use me.

Amazon links to "Reading Tudor and Stuart Handwriting"




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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

TudorCast #1 - May 2006

Well, here it is at last, the first full episode of TudorCast! Sorry that it took a little longer to get posted than I had hoped.

Show notes:

Website of the month - Gode Cookery www.godecookery.com

All music in this episode is by the group La Primavera.

You can listen to the complete tracks, as well as the other tunes on this album, at Magnatune.com

Opening/introduction music: Excerpt from "Greensleeves"

Between the News Recap and the Website of the Month: Excerpt from "Wolsey's Wilde"

Between the Website of the Month and This Month in Tudor History: Excerpt from "Volt and La Primavera"

Between This Month in Tudor History and Texts from the Tudor Period: another excerpt from "Greensleeves"

Between Texts from the Tudor Period and Reviews and Closing Comments: Excerpt from "Bransle de Malte"

Closing music: Excerpt from "Oxenford"

Episode transcript

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Friday, May 19, 2006

New episode coming soon!

The May issue has been recorded, but now I need to do some editing and plug in some music. If I don't get it done today, look for it on Monday (the 22nd).

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

TudorCast Introductory Episode

Welcome to the introductory episode of TudorCast! This is a little about myself and what I hope to do with the podcast.

Show notes: Not much for this one except to note that the music pieces I used are from Jon Sayles and are a combination of the pieces Now is the Month of Maying and Sweet Nymph come to thy lover.

Episode transcript

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