Past Matters bonus 2021 special episode – interview with Dr Valerie Schutte

In this bonus special episode, I talk to Tudor queenship expert Dr Valerie Schutte about that most underrated of Henry VIII’s wives – Anne of Cleves and a book of hours she gifted Henry VIII in 1533 (now in the Folger Shakespeare Library). Listen in to hear more about how Anne actually had a quite powerful status in England post-divorce, her relationship with Henry and his children, and about monk who really wanted Henry to take her back. 

New Year special – Sophia Dorothea, the British queen who never was Past Matters

In a new year special, historian and author Catherine Curzon tells podcast host Ploy Radford about the story of the British queen who never was – Sophia Dorothea, the much maligned wife of King George I. 
  1. New Year special – Sophia Dorothea, the British queen who never was
  2. Animal bones – Fishbourne Roman Palace
  3. Circles of Stone exhibition – Stonehenge
  4. Sword and helmet – William Morris Gallery
  5. 'The Lost King' – The Wallace Collection

Inscription in the Book of Hours from Anne of Cleves to Henry the VIII:

I besiche your grace hu[m]b[ly]
when ye loke on this
remember me.
yo[u]r grace’s assured anne
the dowgher off cleues

Copyright: Provenance Online Project

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