Heather Teysko

Watching the Tudors

The stories behind the drama
Watching the Tudors

Description

Husband and wife watch The Tudors. He knows nothing about the 16th century. She has been podcasting about Renaissance England since 2009. In this episode by episode guide he'll ask her questions, and they'll discuss the stories behind the drama, looking at what really happened at the Tudor court. We think it's a fun way to make the 16th century more accessible, and any excuse to see more of Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a good thing. (She wrote that part). Learn more about us at http://www.watchingthetudors.com which is also part of Heather's Renaissance English History Podcast website, at http://www.englandcast.com.

Link: www.acast.com/watchingthetudors

Episodes

Watching the Tudors Season 3 Episode 1: Civil Unrest

Jun 4, 2018 00:39:26

Description:

The Pilgrimage of Grace begins, which is distinctly lacking in grace. Also, Henry marries Jane. She pushes for him to reconcile with Mary, but Mary remains as stubborn as her mother. Where, oh where, will this end? And what exactly is the Keeper of the Privy Seal?

All this, and more, is answered as Heather and Jonathan break down the drama behind the stories on this show where we watch the Tudors, and talk about what was true, what was dramatic license, and what was just plain made up. Like the show? Rate us on iTunes, and we'll be eternally grateful.

Learn more about us at WatchingTheTudors.com, or Englandcast.com (which is Heather's other show, the Renaissance English History Podcast).

Watching the Tudors Season 2 Episode 10

May 16, 2018 00:21:56

Description:

In the Season Finale of Season 2 of The Tudors, Anne loses her head. Well, has it taken from her, to be completely accurate.

We break it down and find the truth behind the drama. Oh, and I get very upset at the music in this episode. And Jonathan cries.

You can get show notes at WatchingTheTudors.com, and remember, if you like this show, please leave us a rating in iTunes. It makes us so very happy and grateful. :)

Watching the Tudors Season 2 Episode 9: Act of Treason

May 2, 2018 00:31:16

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In this episode we see the crescendo leading up to Anne Boleyn's beheading. The men are accused and killed, and Anne herself is awaiting execution. Go to WatchingTheTudors.com for show notes and book recommendations, and remember that if you like this show, you can a) also check out the Renaissance English History Podcast, my other show, at Englandcast.com, and b) leave us a rating or review on iTunes. Thanks

Watching The Tudors Season 2 Episode 8: Lady in Waiting

Apr 19, 2018 00:33:04

Description:

In this episode Anne catches Jane on Henry's lap, Henry has a fall, and Anne loses another child. Show notes at WatchingTheTudors.com and Englandcast.com will get you to the Renaissance English History Podcast.

Remember, if you like this show, please leave a rating on Apple Podcasts - it makes a huge difference for people to be able to find us. And thanks!

Watching The Tudors Season 2 Episode 7: Matters of State

Apr 4, 2018 00:34:58

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In this episode of The Tudors, things are going downhill very quickly for Anne. Henry is becoming impatient with her, and she's picking fights with Cromwell, and it's not going to end well.


You can learn more about us at WatchingTheTudors.com, or Heather's other show at Englandcast.com, and please remember to leave a rating on iTunes if you like the show. It's the number one thing you can do to help the show be successful!

Watching the Tudors Season 2 Episode 6

Mar 21, 2018 00:54:38

Description:

In this episode we look at the Dissolution, and why that Printing Press Scene was so, so, so wrong it makes my heart hurt.

And dogs.

And montages.

Grab the show notes for full details at WatchingTheTudors.com and remember to leave us a rating on iTunes - it's really helpful to us, and we're so grateful!

Watching the Tudors Season 2 Episode 5

Oct 5, 2017 00:55:00

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In this episode we talk about the martyrdom of Thomas More, and why Mary Boleyn really shouldn't have married without permission. If you like this show, please leave us a rating on iTunes. It really makes a difference in helping more people find out about the show! Learn more about us at WatchingTheTudors.com or Englandcast.com which is my other podcast - the Renaissance English History Podcast.

Episode 014: Season Two Episode Four - The Act of Succession

Sep 20, 2017 00:44:54

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In this episode we talk about whether Henry really loved his daughter Mary, why Heather doesn't really think Thomas More was all that honorable, and sexuality as a fluid concept in 16th century England. So much to talk about, so little time! You can always learn more about us at http://www.WatchingTheTudors.com and I invite you to cehck out the other podcast I do, the Renaissance English History Podcast, to dive deeper into life in 16th century England. Also, we'd love it if you'd leave an itunes review. Seriously, it would make our day. Thanks!

Watching The Tudors Season 2 Episode 3

Jul 22, 2017 00:31:58

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In this episode, called Checkmate, we see events fly by after the excruciating wait. After years and years of waiting, Anne becomes Queen and gives birth ... to a healthy baby ... girl. Ugh. Learn more about us at WatchingTheTudors.com, and remember to leave a rating on iTunes if you like the show.

Watching the Tudors Season 2 Episode 2

Jun 26, 2017 00:45:55

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In Season 2 Episode 2 Brandon gets shunned, then gets unshunned, Anne goes to France, and Thomas More resigns. The Drama heats up. We break it down.

Watching The Tudors Season 2 Episode 1: Everything is Beautiful

Jun 6, 2017 00:47:04

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In Watching The Tudors we look at the history behind the drama, and talk about what was real, what was dramatic license, and what was just made up. In this season, Anne Boleyn finally gets what she wants, and will become Queen. But there's going to be a lot of drama to get her there first. To start with: What to do about Katherine, and Bishop Fisher, and those who support Henry's first marriage? Learn more about us at www.watchingthetudors.com, and please remember to leave an iTunes review if you like the show - it's the number one way you can help the show succeed.

Episode 06: True Love

Apr 24, 2017 01:04:29

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A repost of this episode from a few weeks ago - it looks like it never actually went through. Remember if you like the show to leave a rating on iTunes! It's the best thing you can do to help grow the show. Thanks! Check out WatchingTheTudors.com for more info, or go to facebook.com/watchingthetudors. Thanks so much!

Episode 10: The Death of Wolsey

Apr 7, 2017 00:56:36

Description:

As if the title wasn't spoiler enough, this episode covers the final downfall of Wolsey, the big mistake Thomas More is making in thinking he knows Henry too well, and why That Opening Scene never happened. Learn more about us at http://www.watchingthetudors.com and please leave a rating on iTunes if you like the show! It makes a big difference to us! Thanks!

Episode 09: Look to God, First

Mar 14, 2017 00:56:33

Description:

In this episode Jonathan and Heather talk about the facts behind the fiction of episode 9 of The Tudors in which Wolsey appears to be royally f*cked, and Anne Boleyn starts to get impatient. Along the way we talk fashion, Henry the Composer, and Anne's Protestantism.

Watching the Tudors Episode 08: Truth and Justice

Feb 24, 2017 00:48:55

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in this episode Jonathan and I talk about subjects like Tudor portrait propaganda, and Katherine's court performance, all while discussing episode 8 of The Tudors. Learn more about us at http://www.watchingthetudors.com and please leave us a rating on iTunes!

Watching The Tudors Episode 07: Message to the Emperor

Jan 11, 2017 00:49:39

Description:

In this episode we talk about the Dreaded Sweating Sickness, which is the bulk of what's happening in the show. To learn more about us and get show notes for each episode go to http://www.watchingthetudors.com. And if you like the show, please leave us a rating in iTunes. It's the number one way you can help us get more listeners, and help the show!

Episode 05: Arise, my Lord

Nov 29, 2016 00:59:51

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In this episode of Watching the Tudors, Jonathan and I talk about how kids weren't raised by their parents, why marrying without the king's consent if you were his sister was a bad move, and all the other shenanigans that happened on episode five of The Tudors. To learn more about the show, go to watchingthetudors.com and please give us a rating or review on iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help a show succeed. Thanks!

Episode 04: His Majesty, The King

Nov 18, 2016 01:08:32

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In Episode 04 Jonathan and I talk about the fourth episode of The Tudors in which all kinds of crazy shiz happens. Marguerite of Navarre has a one night stand with Henry (never happened - and I'm totally offended on Marguerite's behalf), Henry gets into a jousting accident, is confronted with his own mortality, and we talk about the Queens of medieval and Renaissance Europe. Boudica makes an appearance, 1000 years too late. If you like this show, please please please, pretty please with a cherry on top, leave a rating on iTunes, or a review. It's the best thing you can do to help a new show succeed. Learn more about us at http://www.watchingthetudors.com.

Episode 03: Wolsey! Wolsey! Wolsey!

Nov 14, 2016 01:11:38

Description:

In the third episode of Watching The Tudors Jonathan and I discuss the third episode of the show, in which Anne Boleyn leaves Henry enraptured, Wolsey needs to start fighting off the haters, Thomas More burns some books, and a prominent Hapsburg Chin makes an appearance. To learn more about the show go to http://www.watchingthetudors.com. And if you like the show, leave it a rating on iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help shows succeed. Thanks!

Episode 02: Simply Henry

Nov 2, 2016 01:01:24

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In this show Jonathan and I discuss some of the history behind the events in the second episode. We see Henry toying with making peace with France (Never!), having a dalliance with Mary Boleyn, and the first head of the series is chopped off. Good times were had by all. To learn more about us, go to http://www.watchingthetudors.com. If you like the show, please rate it in iTunes. It's the number one thing you can do to help a show succeed. Thanks!

Episode 01: The Great Harry

Oct 28, 2016 01:09:39

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In this show we talk about the first episode of The Tudors, which premiered in April, 2007. We touch on hunting, the Two Thomases, the main players, music, and war with France. For more information go to http://www.watchingthetudors.com.