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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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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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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!

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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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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 Inviteโ€

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 – โ€œCome Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Inviteโ€ 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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