Becoming Elizabeth: Not Just the Tudors... Lates
Early Modern • 58m
How do you tell the story of one of the most interesting and tumultuous times in history - when Henry VIII died, leaving three children from three different mothers?
A fantastic panel of historians and writers gathers to discuss the Starz TV series “Becoming Elizabeth”, and explore the real events of the time, sorting the fact from the fiction.
Prof. Suzannah Lipscomb chairs this lively and fascinating discussion with Dr Joanne Paul, senior lecturer in early modern history at the University of Sussex; Jessie Childs author of God’s Traitors - Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England; historian and screenwriter Alex von Tunzelmann; and Prof. Sarah Churchwell, cultural historian and literary scholar.
This is the first of our 'Not Just the Tudors... Lates', free-ranging conversation between experts who love to talk about history.
A word of warning - there’s some strong Tudor language in this programme. It’s fascinating (and hilarious), but some people might be offended.
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