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The Prayer Book Rebellion

Like the Pilgrimage of Grace in northern England during Henry VIII's reign, the Prayer Book Rebellion in Cornwall during Edward VI's reign demonstrates that some of the people didn't want the religious change that was being imposed on them after Henry...

On The Son Rise Morning Show: Thomas More, Either/Or?

Anna Mitchell contacted me Thursday afternoon, asking me to discuss my comments on the BBC History Magazine article "Thomas More: Saint or Sinner?" on the Son Rise Morning Show. I'll be on after the 7:45 a.m. Eastern break (6:45 a.m. Central). Please...

Either/Or: Thomas More

I said that when I finally was able to get a copy of the May issue of BBC History Magazine, I'd read and comment on the cover article by Joanne Paul on "Thomas More: Saint or Sinner?". I had to wait until the Friday of the long Memorial Day weekend to...

Behind the Scenes of Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home

Here I’ve given an interview to the BBC History magazine online, HistoryExtra, about how in the 1950s, following long years...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 26 May 2016

Hidden Killers of the Post-War Home

Only two days to go: here’s a few more pieces about these hidden killers – History Extra History Extra Podcast...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 23 May 2016

BBC History Extra Podcast

I’ve been working with Dan Jones a lot lately – this is the Podcast I did with him about Henry...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 28 Apr 2016

There They Go Again: the Saint or Sinner Choice

It will be a couple of weeks before I'll see the May 2016 issue of the BBC History Magazine at our local Barnes & Noble, but their cover story, by Joanne Paul, has the headline I'm tired of seeing, posing a poor question: "Thomas More: Saint or Sinner?"...

Henry VIII’s Will – Podcast with Dan Jones

The wonderful medieval historian, Dan Jones, here interviews me about my new book The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 4 Feb 2016

The Tudor Rose and the Wars of the Roses

From the BBC History Magazine, Dan Jones wonders if the dynastic battles called "the Wars of the Roses" were the creation of the victorious Tudor dynasty:In England, the 14th century ended badly – with regicide. Richard II, having been deposed by...

Why We Study History

Anna Whitelock writes for the BBC History Magazine:Has there ever been a better or more important time to study history? The past is alive, dynamic, controversial and hugely relevant. History is constantly being written and rewritten, contested and reinterpreted....

One Drowning Victim Among Many: Robert Parsons

The BBC History Magazine posts an extra: why did so many people drown in Tudor England?:Travel across and beside water was as risky as travel on it. Rickety bridges, slippery banks, panicky horses, and fords where the depth of the water or the speed of...

Elizabeth I's War on Catholics

Jessie Childs wrote about recusant and penal laws passed against Catholics in Elizabethan England for the BBC History Magazine when her book God's Traitors was released last year: Under Elizabeth I, Catholics grew adept at concealment. Their lifeblood...

Another Brave Blogger on Mary I

Via Tea at Trianon. Conor Byrne sums up Mary I's reign and religion:It is important to recognise that the negative depiction of Mary I's religious policies ultimately lies in the success of Protestant propaganda and its impact on the creation of national...

BBC History Magazine Weekend in Malmesbury 2014

This year I was again delighted to be speaking at the BBC History Magazine Weekend in Malmesbury Abbey, and also to be interviewed by Sam Willis for a BBC History Magazine Podcast.
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 27 Oct 2014

Elizabeth I's Persecution of Catholics and Blessed John Storey

I purchased the May issue of BBC History at our local Barnes & Noble bookstore--the only reason we go to our local B&N is for magazines (or CDs and DVDs), of course, with Eighth Day Books in town. The cover story is by Jessie Childs, based on...

St. Henry VI?

 Desmond Seward writes about the veneration of Henry VI in spite of his failings as a monarch in the April issue of the BBC History Magazine. According to the article, which is not available free on-line of course, pilgrimage to his tomb at Windsor...

BBC History Talks and Festivals in July and October

Two upcoming events:History Live! hosted by the English Heritage Society at Kellmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire features a BBC History Magazine Lecture Tent with many important scholars and interesting topics, including several on English Reformation...

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn

On 19 May 1536, Anne Boleyn was executed on charges of adultery, incest and conspiring King Henry VIII’s death. But what happened in those last days before her death? Why did Anne, and the five men accused with her, have to die? A new in-depth drama-documentary...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 18 Apr 2013

Why did Anne Boleyn have to die?

I’ve written the cover article for this month’s BBC History Magazine. In it, I try to answer a perennial question of English history: why did Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, have to be executed on 19 May 1536? Historians debate...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 28 Mar 2013

Why did the Tudors matter?

Earlier this year, I debated with Dan Jones in the Tower of London whether the Tudors or the Plantagenets were most important (we didn’t quite come to blow). It was a BBC History Magazine event and they have now issued it as two podcasts (1 and...
From: Suzannah Lipscomb on 14 Nov 2012

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