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Step into England’s story with our new weekly podcast. Join presenter Charles Rowe as we bring the history of our sites to life with news, views and expert interviews.

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Latest Episodes

Episode 20 - Mary Tudor and the succession crisis at Framlingham Castle in Suffolk

This week we join head historic properties curator Jeremy Ashbee at Framlingham Castle in Suffolk to discover how it came to be at the centre of a succession crisis in 1553, which saw the crowning of England’s first official queen. Listen on to discover how the castle played a key role in events leading up to Mary’s coronation and why her subsequent reign was ultimately cut short. 

For more details about Framlingham Castle and to plan a visit please click here.

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Episode 19 - Creating Tintagel Castle’s new landmark bridge

As Tintagel Castle opens its new landmark bridge to visitors this weekend, we welcome Head Historic Properties Curator Jeremy Ashbee, Head of National Projects Nichola Tasker and Senior National Project Manager Reuben Briggs to the studio to find out more. Discover why the bridge has been constructed, how the winning design was selected and what has gone into creating this spectacular feat of engineering.

To read more about Tintagel Castle’s history and book a bridge crossing please click here.

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Episode 18 - Undressing the history of fashion with Amber Butchart

We interview fashion historian and presenter of our popular historic makeup tutorials on YouTube, Amber Butchart, to trace the big developments in English fashion history, discover how much effort goes into making historically accurate costumes and reveal the most outrageous fashion statements through the centuries.

To watch Amber’s latest video on Georgian makeup, click here or check out our series of history inspired makeup tutorials here.

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Episode 17 - Brave knights and epic fights: the making of a legendary joust

As our new season of legendary jousts gets underway, we head behind the scenes at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire to discover what goes into recreating medieval history with joust organiser Diana Evans and professional jouster Dominic Sewell. Discover when jousting was invented, how it has evolved over time and the skills involved in becoming a modern day hero on horseback for the crowds. 

For details of all of our joust events taking place over summer, click here

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Episode 16 - Studying the skies above Stonehenge with space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock

To celebrate the launch of our new digital project, Stonehenge Skyscape, allowing everyone anywhere to watch the sun, moon and stars above Britain’s most famous prehistoric monument, we join space scientist and BBC’s The Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock to find out more. Discover the role astronomy might have played in prehistoric life, the meaning of archeoastronomy and what you should look out for in the sky above the stones.

To experience Stonehenge Skyscape for yourself, go to

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