Talks and Lectures

Historic Royal Palaces

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. Our aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shape...Show More

56:02 | Dec 18th, 2019

Tis the season to be jolly, so we've dipped into our stocking full of podcasts and pulled out three festive talks that explore Christmas traditions through the ages.  Join food historian Dr Annie G...Show More

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It’s a little late for the season, but I’m just catching up. Culinary historian Dr. Annie Gray traces the history of Christmas dinner on Lu...Show More

1:04:21 | Nov 16th, 2017

Join Historic Royal Palaces' Joint Chief Curator, Lucy Worsley, for an evening talk on the tragic and neglected Queen Caroline, wife of King George II. Discover the secrets of Georgian royal life and ...Show More

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Queen Charlotte - sparkling bon vibrant, came from a German tradition where the queen consort was responsible for setting the social and cul...Show More

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1:02:38 | May 17th, 2017

As part of our Power and Performance series, Jeremy Summerly and historian Lauren Johnson discuss how Henry VIII shaped his own image and reinforced his new religion using sacred music. Jeremy Summerl...Show More

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Fantastic episode traces how one composer changed his style of composition as the English reformation swung wildly with 4 successive monarch...Show More

59:26 | Feb 12th

This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender.  In this episode we revisit a discussion from 2017 where a panel of...Show More

44:08 | Feb 5th

To celebrate LGBT History Month, we revisit a discussion from 2017 where a panel of experts explore historical views on LGBTQ+, and question how far the language and rhetoric of the past has influence...Show More
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