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Podcasts - Henry VIII

Listen to and download audio associated with the 'Henry VIII: Man and Monarch' exhibition.

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The Lady in the Tower: The fall of Anne Boleyn

In this intriguing talk, Alsion Weir makes a compelling case that Anne went to her death an innocent woman.

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Henry VIII: The Inner Life of a Most Public King

As well as sharing her research on Henry and her thoughts on his psychology, Philippa discusses Henry’s relationships with women.

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Henry VIII's Great Bible

The Great Bible, produced for Henry VIII in 1541, was the first authorised Bible in English.

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David Starkey: The Achievement 1533 - 1547

In the third and final lecture David Starkey examines the paradox of Henry's life.

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Henry VIII: Myths and Reality

We ask people in the street to tell us what they think they know about England's most talked-about king.

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David Starkey: The Change 1509-33

This lecture looks at the change in Henry: from the ideal prince at the time of his accession to the tyrant of his maturity.

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Anne Boleyn's Book of Hours

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Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel frequently brings the darker side of history into her work. Here she reads from and discusses her novel, Wolf Hall.

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Henry's Psalter

This book of psalms was Henry's personal copy, used for private devotion.

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David Starkey: The Young Henry 1491-1509

This lecture deals with Henry's upbringing as a second son, his education and induction into chivalry.

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The Field of Cloth of Gold

Brett Dolman of Historic Royal Palaces talks to Rob Ainsley about the most extraordinary campsite in history.

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Henry's Music

Music was a vital part of the young king's life. Hear music written for him, including the Rose Canon in full.

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Henry's Maps

Tudor maps expert Peter Barber explains how Henry changed maps, and how maps changed England.

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