The National Archives Podcast SeriesAuthor: The National Archives
24 Mar 2017

The National Archives Podcast Series

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Listen to talks, lectures and other events presented by The National Archives of the United Kingdom.

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    Tracy Borman on 'The Private Lives of the Tudors'

    Tracy Borman reveals how the Tudor monarchs were constantly surrounded by an army of attendants, courtiers and ministers, even in their most private moments. A groom of the stool would stand patiently by as Henry VIII performed his daily purges, and when Elizabeth I retired for the evening, one of her female servants would sleep at the end of her bed.

    Dr Tracy Borman is a historian, author and joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces. Her books include the highly acclaimed 'Elizabeth's Women: the Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen'; 'Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror'; and 'Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction'. Her latest book is 'The Private Lives of the Tudors', published by Hodder & Stoughton.


  • Posted on 06 Mar 2017

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    Talks from the National LGBT History Festival: Hilary McCollum on 'Sapphic Suffragettes'

    On the 11 February 2017, The National Archives hosted a range of talks for 'OUTing the Past: the National LGBT History Festival' on topics including the role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women, the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces and collecting trans narratives.

    In this talk recorded from the festival, Hilary McCollum discusses her research into the roles lesbian women played in the suffragette movement.


  • Posted on 20 Feb 2017

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    Talks from the National LGBT History Festival: E-J Scott on collecting for the Museum of Transology

    On the 11 February 2017, The National Archives hosted a range of talks for 'OUTing the Past: the National LGBT History Festival' on topics including the role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women, the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces and collecting trans narratives.

    In this talk recorded from the festival, curator E-J Scott discusses the process of collecting trans artefacts for the Museum of Transology. The exhibition is on display at Fashion Space Gallery in London until 22 April 2017.


  • Posted on 20 Feb 2017

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    Talks from the National LGBT History Festival: Emma Vickers on trans veterans of the British Armed Forces

    On the 11 February 2017, The National Archives hosted a range of talks for 'OUTing the Past: the National LGBT History Festival' on topics including the role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women, the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces and collecting trans narratives.

    In this talk recorded from the festival, Emma Vickers discusses the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces.


  • Posted on 20 Feb 2017

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    Archive Notes: Prosthetics and the First World War

    The first episode of a Q&A series in which we talk to researchers about the records and stories they've uncovered at The National Archives.

    In 'Prosthetics and the First World War', our First World War diverse histories researcher Louise Bell discusses the impact of the war on disability history through our records: from designs for lighter, more flexible prosthetics to new rehabilitation methods trialled by specialist hospitals.


  • Posted on 19 Jan 2017

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