Anne Boleyn: The Doomed Queen

Feminist, fierce, and ahead of her time, Anne Boleyn was King Henry VIII’s most intriguing wife. While Henry and history have tried to silence her, she’s had a bit of a renaissance of late. Listen to get Anne’s side of the story. Links to all recommendations below.

New episodes first Monday of the month. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher. Follow on Instagram @storicalpodcast

Non-fiction

The Lady in the Tower by Alison Weir - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6282683-the-lady-in-the-tower

The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31086.The_Life_and_Death_of_Anne_Boleyn

The Creation of Anne Boleyn A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen by Susan Bordo - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15814396-the-creation-of-anne-boleyn

Anne Boleyn on Queens Podcast - http://queenspodcast.libsyn.com/size/5/?search=anne+boleyn

The Ghost of Anne Boleyn on Malicious Mamas Podcast - https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/malicious-mamas/69-ghost-of-anne-boleyn-wuT902rXHC8/

Fiction

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30231546-anne-boleyn

The Secret Diaries of Anne Boleyn by Robin Maxwell - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31089.The_Secret_Diary_of_Anne_Boleyn

The French Executioner by C.C. Humphreys - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/976673.The_French_Executioner

The Curse of Anne Boleyn by C.C. Humphreys - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23413919-the-curse-of-anne-boleyn

Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25614601-sudden-death

Movies and TV

The Other Boleyn Girl - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0467200/

The Tudors - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758790

Anne Boleyn Swag

(None of these are sponsored, just things I like!)

Anne Boleyn Sweatshirt by Tartx - https://www.etsy.com/listing/119780727/anne-boleyn-rocky-eco-fleece-hoodie

Anne Boleyn Racerback Tank by Tartx - https://www.etsy.com/listing/605664155/anne-boleyn-lightweight-flowy-racerback

Anne Boleyn B Pearl Necklace by Tudor Dynasty Jewels - https://www.etsy.com/listing/608218890/anne-boleyn-b-pearl-pendant-chain

Check out the Anne Boleyn Inspired Perfume Oil by Immortal Perfumes : https://www.immortalperfumes.com/imported-products/queen-anne-boleyn-inspired-perfume

 

Henry VIII: His Kingdom for a Son

Get ready for some drama filled history as we welcome our first gentleman subject to Storical, King Henry VIII. Love him or loathe him his story is epic. And, spoiler alert! We’ll be doing a whole episode on Anne Boleyn, his most intriguing wife, next month. Links to all recommendations below.

New episodes first Monday of the month. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher.

Non-fiction

Henry VIII: The King and His Court by Alison Weir - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10109.Henry_VIII

How Henry VIII Worked by Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/how-henry-viii-worked.htm

Book Club: The Other Boleyn Girl by Rude Tudors Podcast -

https://www.rudetudors.com/episodes/category/henry-viii

Jane Seymour: Henry VIII’s Favourite Queen by History Extra Podcast - https://www.historyextra.com/period/tudor/jane-seymour-henry-viiis-favourite-queen/

Fiction

The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes By His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10108.The_Autobiography_of_Henry_VIII

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6101138-wolf-hall

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13507212-bring-up-the-bodies

Shows

The Tudors - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758790/

The White Queen - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2372220

The White Princess - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5705956

The Spanish Princess - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8417308

Check out the Immortal Perfumes cologne oil inspired by Henry VIII.

Lena Horne: Hollywood's First Black Glamour Girl

This month we’re switching things up and going to Old Hollywood! Learn all about the legendary Lena Horne who stormed Hollywood as its first African American glamour girl… only to be blacklisted during the Cold War. She eventually found her voice as a civil rights activist and queen of the night clubs.

New episodes first Monday of the month. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher.

Non-fiction

Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne by James Gavin - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5804806-stormy-weather?from_search=true

The Legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford and Elizabeth Zunon - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30227898-the-legendary-miss-lena-horne

American Masters Podcast: An Interview with Lena Horne - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/podcast/lena-horne-on-lena-horne/

You Must Remember This Podcast Episodes:

Star Wars Episode VII: Lena Horne - http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/youmustrememberthispodcastblog/2015/2/17/star-wars-episode-vii-lena-horne

Blacklist Episode 12: Lena Horne and Paul Robeson - http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/episodes/2016/5/16/stormy-weather-lena-horne-paul-robeson-blacklist-episode-12

Fiction

The Blues Walked In by Kathleen George - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37507431-the-blues-walked-in

Movies

Cabin in the Sky - (not many good YouTube clips, I found a copy at the local library) http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/17710%7C0/Cabin-in-the-Sky.html

Stormy Weather - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPgnj5upihQ

The Wiz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM3rgGI9fi8

Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rpIfQQv_T0

A Bird No Net Could Ensnare: Charlotte Brontë

You keep asking for more Charlotte Brontë so here is a whopping 48 minute overview of the author’s life.

New episodes first Monday of the month. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher.

Non-fiction

Charlotte Brontë a Fiery Heart by Claire Harman - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25739007-charlotte-bront

Stuff You Missed in History Class Podcast Episodes

Growing Up Brontë - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/growing-up-bronte.htm

From Brontë to Bell and Back Again - https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/from-bronte-to-bell-and-back-again.htm

BBC World Service: World Book Club, Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03sqwl4

New York Times Charlotte Brontë Obituary - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/obituaries/overlooked-charlotte-bronte.html

Movies

Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1229822/

Jane Eyre starring Charlotte Gainsbourg - https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/jane-eyre-1996

Bonus! Not mentioned in episode:

BBC To Walk Invisible - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04cf4wv

Fiction

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27003.The_Eyre_Affair

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25868918-jane-steele

Romancing Miss Brontë by Juliet Gael - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6906240-romancing-miss-bront

The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Brontë by Syrie James - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2342881.The_Secret_Diaries_of_Charlotte_Bront

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Save a Waltz for Zelda Fitzgerald

Our second episode of Storical is all about Zelda Fitzgerald, wife and muse to F. Scott Fitzgerald, and author-artist in her own right. Zelda died on March 10, 1948. My apologies as my voice starts to give out toward the end of the episode.

New episodes first Monday of the month. You can listen on Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, or Stitcher.

Books & Media Mentioned:

Zelda - Nancy Milford: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12334.Zelda

Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation - Judith Mackrell: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17375478-flappers

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby - Sarah Churchwell: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18079759-careless-people

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald - Therese Anne Fowler: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15994634-z

Z: The Beginning of Everything (TV show on Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Z-Beginning-Everything-Season-1/dp/B017APVGL4

Beautiful Fools - R. Clifton Spargo: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16101217-beautiful-fools

Clips of Zelda from Midnight in Paris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIcTbQj4bZw

Bonus not mentioned in episode! Natasha Richardson as Zelda in a made for TV movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaFKtzsvdWA