The Exploress Podcast podcast

The Exploress Podcast

Kate J. Armstrong

Join us as we time travel back through history, exploring the lives and stories of ladies of the past, from the everyday to the extraordinary, imagining what it might have been like to be them.

60 Episódios

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    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter IX: Feast & Fun

    33:25

    We Tudor ladies have done a lot of work in this series. So let's prepare a meal, then take our place at the table and enjoy it. We'll find out what kinds of food we might be enjoying, how to make sure we mind our manners while feasting, and find out what kinds of things we do for fun in Tudor times. For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles. To find out more about our excellent guest Ruth Goodman, check out her website. To hear my full interview with Ruth and other exclusive bonus goodies, check out The Exploress Patreon.
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    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter VIII: Women of Business

    21:56

    We've talked a lot about the kinds of work Tudor women were doing inside of the domestic sphere. But what about out in the wider world? Let's see what professions were open to the ladies, talk about their rights under the law, and what kinds of punishments they might have encountered if they colored outside of society's strictly drawn lines. For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles. To find out more about our excellent guests: and Elizabeth Norton at her website and Ruth Goodman at hers.
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    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter VII: A Woman's Work, Continued

    16:45

    In our last chapter, we found out just how much work we ladies have to do in Tudor England. Now...well...we’re going to work some more. Grab your linen basket and a sturdy accounts ledger, and let's explore how Tudors are doing their laundry, tending to the sick in their households, and more. For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles. To find out more about our excellent guest Ruth Goodman, check out her website. To hear all nine chapters of this series, as well as a complete interview with Ruth and other exclusive bonus goodies, check out The Exploress Patreon.
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    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter VI: A Woman's Work is Never Done

    20:27

    Women in Tudor England had a LOT to do on the day to day. Let's dive into what kinds of tasks she would typically be getting into, from cleaning to dairying, and making two huge staples of our diet: bread and ale. For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles. To find out more about our excellent guest Ruth Goodman, check out her website.
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    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter V: Let's Get Dressed

    23:36

    What the Tudor woman wears, and particularly what type of fabrics, will depend a lot on her level of wealth and social station, but they're all wearing the same basic layers. Let's explore those layers, as well as other clothes-related gems: why we design our clothing to come in many pieces, the origin of the word 'spinster', and why we have such a large number of straight pins. For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles. To find out more about our guest Ruth Goodman, check out her website.
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    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter IV: Getting Clean

    16:10

    Before we get dressed in Tudor England, we've got some cleaning of our bodies to do. What DOES a Tudor lady smell like? Let's go traveling. For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles. To find out more about Ruth Goodman and read all about her books, check out her website.  
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    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter III: Of Godliness and Privies

    11:43

    In Chapter 2, we got out of bed and explored our Tudor cottage a little. Now it's time to get right with God and find a place to have our morning pee. How are we going to the bathroom in Tudor England? And what're we doing about menstruation? Let's find out. For show notes, suggested reading, a list of my sources and more, go to my website. The era-appropriate guitar music in this episode comes courtesy of John Sayles, while the choral music comes from The Tudor Consort. To find out more about Ruth Goodman and read all about her books, check out her website.
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    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter II: Rise and Shine

    15:53

    Last time, we got some context about where we're time traveling back to. Now we'll open our eyes on Tudor England and get going with our day. For show notes, including a transcript, images, and a list of my sources, visit my website. 
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    A Lady's Life in Tudor England, Chapter I: Where Are We, Exactly?

    13:43

    Welcome to Season 3! Let's time travel back to Tudor England and explore your average lady's day. For show notes, including a transcript, images, and a list of my sources, visit my website. 
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    Blood Magic: A History of Menstruation

    36:56

    For show notes, including a transcript of this episode, further reading and images galore, go to my website.

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