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Kick-Ass Tudor Women

Female stories of the 1600s

Heather Teysko

Heather Teysko

Creator of the Renaissance English History Podcast

Kick-Ass Tudor Women
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Overview

The 16th century is filled with powerful women who defied the norms and expectations of what it meant to be female. In this course we look at ten women who impacted British history, or were simply eyewitnesses to stories we generally hear told only from the perspective of the men involved. We’ll dive deep into these powerful women’s stories, as we learn about prophets, entrepreneurs, property investors, and even a woman who gave birth to a dynasty.  


What You'll Learn

  • Discover 10 women who defied the revolutionary new norms and expectations for females and whose powerful stories resonate to this day.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the 16th century through the eyes of women who watched it unfold.

  • Explore the evolving role of women in society and how women have been creating roles for themselves with greater freedom than ever before.

Episodes

10 Episodes

1. Introduction

4min

She gave birth to the Tudor Dynasty, and yet the very little that we do learn about her is filled with stereotypes and judgments based on very little information. Learn about the fascinating woman that Lady Margaret was, and how she learned to thrive in an environment that was anything but welcoming to her.

2. Lady Margaret Beaufort

28min

3. Margaret Pole

21min

4. Bessie Blount

25min

5. Elizabeth Barton

23min

6. Anne Askew

22min

7. Elizabeth Seymour

27min

8. Bess of Hardwick

21min

9. Levina Teerlinc

22min

10. Mary Sidney Herbert

26min

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