Renaissance English History Podcast

Music, culture, the arts, exploration - Renaissance England was an exciting place to be. So much happening! Breaks with Rome. Wars with France. And Scotland. And Spain! Twice a month, we'll look at some aspect of Renaissance England that will give you a deeper understanding into life in the 16th century. Go to for more info.

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Portraits and Propaganda

Updated about 1 year ago.

You know that image you have of Henry VIII? Yeah, that one. The one with his wide legs, looking right at you? That was a purposeful and deliberate message that the King was sending about his strength, his virility, and the power of his dynasty.

In this episode we explore Tudor portraits, what they were saying, and why. See the paintings, and more information in the show notes at

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