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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

Episode transcript

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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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