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This series features recordings of research papers from the Tudor and Stuart Ireland Conference wich took place on September 2nd and 3rd of September 2011 in University College Dublin. The conference saw over fifty speakers from around Ireland and beyond come together to share their ideas in an interdisciplinary forum. Over one hundred registered delegates attended the conference over the course of the two day event. Funded by the UCD School of History and Archives, and UCD Graduate School o ...
 
Podcasts from the 6th Annual Tudor and Stuart Ireland Interdisciplinary Conference which took place on August 19-20 2016 at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. The conference was supported by: an NUI Galway President's Award for Research Excellence (to Prof. Steven Ellis); the Moore Institute, NUI Galway; the School of Humanities, NUI Galway; the Discipline of History, NUI Galway; and the Society for Renaissance Studies. Podcasting by Real Smart Media in association with UCD's History Hub.ie. F ...
 
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Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Andy, Sid and Steve pour themselves a beer, dry off their socks and sit down for another 90 minutes of tabletop gaming chat. We review 80s inspired adventure game Escape the Dark Sector, melt our tiny little minds with Tehkenu and go regale you with our spoiler free thoughts of the Du…
 
To celebrate Black History Month, in this talk art historian Michael Ohajuru and historian Miranda Kaufmann talk about their research into Black Tudors in England during the 16th century. To find out more about Miranda’s book Black Tudors: The Untold Story visit: www.mirandakaufmann.com/black-tudors For more on The John Blanke Project visit: www.jo…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Join us in welcoming the newest member of the PHC family, Sid, as he joins us to discuss the new Heroquest, Canadian board game cafes and not being able to hold our alcohol anymore. He then into some in depth chat about Tellstones, the latest game from Mechs vs Minions studio Riot gam…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Jon claws his way out of his baby-induced sleep-deprived fog to join Andy and Steve for another hour and a bit of top board game banter. In the news we explore Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything and the UK Games Expo Awards. We then take a deep look at Viking themed Raiders of the North S…
 
The Tower of London has an intriguing yet relatively unknown Jewish history. This series compiled from our archive reveals some fascinating stories from the Tower’s shared past with the Jewish community. In this talk our panel explore the role the Tower of London has played in Jewish history from 1066 to the modern day. For more information on the …
 
The Tower of London has an intriguing yet relatively unknown Jewish history. This series compiled from our archive reveals some fascinating stories from the Tower’s shared past with the Jewish community. This episode explores 13th-century coinage, the Jewish community’s status as money lenders, and the events that culminated in their tragic expulsi…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Episode 86 of Polyhedron Collider is the best tabletop gaming podcast ever made, and anyone who says otherwise is wrong! The best thing about Polyhedron Collider is the news about that Restoration Games trademarking the name Heroquest Legacy. We get excited about the chance to play th…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content The entire Polyhedron Collider crew is back, for what feels like the first time in forever. It does mean we talk about Jon's lack of sleep, but it also means we can have a damn good chat about board games and tabletop RPGs. We discuss news about the latest adventure for Dungeons and D…
 
In this episode historian Steven Gunn concludes our series of talks on Henry VIII by taking a step back and allowing us to understand the wider social and political context of Henry VIII's reign In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collabo…
 
In this episode historian Glenn Richardson explores losing your head at Henry VIII's court, by contextualising how the court operated as the machinery of monarchy. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to ma…
 
In this talk historian David Loades explores survival strategies at Henry VIII's court by assessing developments in his personality throughout his reign. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500…
 
In this episode historian Jessie Childs advises us what not to do at the court of Henry VIII in order to keep your head. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation …
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content If things were normal this episode would be all about talking about the UK games Expo but of course conventions have been cancelled so we bring you another slice of gaming chat as we discuss the latest news and answer he listeners questions. We address topics such as the best 2 player…
 
In this episode author Hilary Mantel enlightens us on what it takes to have influence at the Tudor Court and what to do in order to survive King Henry VIII. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th annive…
 
In this episode historian Derek Wilson asks the question that preoccupied many of the people close to Henry VIII: how do you keep your head at Henry VIII's court? In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mar…
 
In this episode historian Eric Ives argues for the good versus the bad Henry, and questions if he deserves his reputation as a tyrant king. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary…
 
In this episode historian Margaret George explores Henry VIII's personality, paranoia and his realisation of power. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of He…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content The Covid-19 lockdown may be easing in England, but don’t worry as the boys from Polyhedron Collider are keeping safe and playing even more games online. But we’re not the only ones, as Comic Relief played Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition this week, with references to Boo, Tiger King …
 
In this episode historian John Guy explores Henry's successes, and the role of his Chief Ministers in achieving them. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of …
 
In this episode historian Derek Wilson examines the Whitehall mural which is thought to display Henry's underlying insecurities about his father, Henry VII. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the …
 
In this episode historian Susannah Lipscombe explores the idea of Henry having two personalities. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversary of the coronation of Henry VIII.…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Lock down may continue, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop! Through the power of the internet the boys continue to utilise the power of Tabletopia, Tabletop Simulator and Roll20 to bring you another round of board gaming chat. We talk about our endeavours playing Teotihuacan, Great…
 
In this episode author and historian Phillippa Gregory talks about the young Henry who she believes was tragically damaged from a young age. In this series of talks by renowned Tudor historians, we closely examine the monarch and man himself, Henry VIII. These talks were recorded live in collaboration with History Today to mark the 500th anniversar…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content We're all stuck in lockdown, which means we can’t make it to our usual board game and roleplaying game meet ups. But that doesn’t stop Steve and Andy from exploring ways in which we can play board games online. We talk through the Steam versions of Scythe, Lords of Waterdeep and Gloom…
 
To celebrate women's history month, this series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. In this final talk from this series, historian Lisa Hilton explores the lives of England’s medieval queens, from Matilda of Flanders, the Conqueror’s queen, to Elizabeth of York, the f…
 
At Airecon 2020 Polyhedron Collider recorded a live session of our unique brand of board game banter but because we couldn’t be bothered preparing any notes we let the audience choose the topics for the show. Andy, Jon and Steve talk about beginners advice for new Dungeons and Dragons dungeon masters, leaving the Cyclons out of Battlestar Galactica…
 
In this discussion a panel of experts explore the qualities of good leaders as they consider the question 'what can we learn from the great leaders of history?' Of course, most leaders of the past were men, so the panel explore the concepts of gender and leadership. This talk was recorded at the Tower of London in 2015. For more information on the …
 
To celebrate the launch of the Kickstarter for Dark Ages, the new game from Adam Kwapiński, designer of Lords of Hellas and Nemesis, we are launching a very special competition in association with our god friends at Board & Dice. Dark Ages is a historically-based civilization-building game that features an innovative action selection mechanism. As …
 
To celebrate women's history month, this mini series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. Join Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator, Tracy Borman, as she uncovers the extraordinary life of Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II and servant to Queen Caroline. For more…
 
To celebrate women's history month, this mini series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. In this conversation, historian Dr Alice Hunt traces Mary I's life from her birth as a royal princess to her ultimate succession and reign as queen. For more information on the hi…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content The HMS Polyhedron Collider is still at sea without a full crew, and without its trusty navigator Andy, Jon and Steve drifted into dangerous waffle waters. But never fear our intrepid crew are still able to keep things ship shape with a hold full of table top gaming chat. After pickin…
 
In this talk historian Dr Anna Whitelock explores how Elizabeth I cleverly used gender and gossip to manipulate a court full of men. Discover how this remarkable female monarch changed the state of power play in what was traditionally a man’s world. History has traditionally taken a negative view of women in power. This series of talks from our arc…
 
History has traditionally taken a negative view of women in power. This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. In this discussion, Jane Garvey, presenter on Radio 4s women’s hour, leads a panel of experts to investigate what it takes for a woman to become a leader…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Andy, Jon and Steve return for another dose of tabletop gaming chat. We talk about the newest member of the PHC crew, Andy’s delivery of On Mars and we talk through the latest news, including out top picks for board game IPs we want to see as video games. We take a good deep look at P…
 
This series of talks from our archive explores stories of powerful women and how their legacies have been shaped by their gender. In this episode we revisit a discussion from 2017 where a panel of experts explore the idea of how we used to talk about women, and how the langauge of the past has shaped our views of the present. To find out more about…
 
To celebrate LGBT History Month, we are revisiting a discussion from 2017 where we gathered a panel of experts to explore historical views on LGBTQ+, and to question how far the language and rhetoric of the past has influenced our views on the present. This talk was originally recorded and released in 2017 on the anniversary of the Sexual Offences …
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content The boys are back to the normal format after the Christmas and New Year excitement, and they’ve obviously forgotten how to record a podcast. We look at Isle of Cats from City of Games, and Architects of the West Kingdom from Carphill games before delving into the burgeoning mail bag a…
 
Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today. In this talk cosmetics historian Madeline Marsh explores the history of make-up and how the monarchy has used it throughout the 19th and 20th …
 
Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today. In this charmingly candid conversation Historic Royal Palaces’ Curator Eleri Lynn chats with the fashion designer David Sassoon about his work…
 
Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today. This talk explores the wardrobes of seven royal women who have used, and continue to use, clothing and fashion as a tool for diplomacy. This t…
 
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content 2020 is upon us, which means another year of potentially amazing games is ahead of us. Join Andy, Jon, Rory and Steve as they try and pick four games each that they are the most excited for, but ultimately fail and talk about raising children, building extensions, college rock and the…
 
Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today. This talk on the fashion of 20th century royal women, takes a journey through the design of a royal dress; from the initial brief to the garme…
 
Throughout history the clothing of British royalty has influenced fashion tastes and trends. This series complied from our archive explores contemporary royal fashion and its influence on what we wear today. In this talk Historic Royal Palaces’ curator Alexandra Kim explores how contemporary fashion has taken inspiration from the style of kings and…
 
It’s the end of the year, so that can only mean one thing; our best of 2019 round up! We look at the best games of the year that we’ve played, the most disappointing games of the year and announce the all-important Andy’s Insert of choice. 00:04:29 3 for 4 award and 4 for 4 award Villagers 4 for 4 award Dice Hospital Villagers 00:13:22 Jon's best n…
 
Tis the season to be jolly, so we've dipped into our stocking full of podcasts and pulled out three festive talks that explore Christmas traditions through the ages. Join food historian Dr Annie Gray as she explores the traditions of Christmas dinner, from medieval festive fare through to the decadent Edwardians. For more information on the history…
 
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