Episodes 3 & 4

Sarah Gristwood, author of Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynastydiscusses the Tudors and their seduction practices in a two part episode.

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Sarah’s book is hugely entertaining, describing the romantic techniques, epitomised by the courtly code, employed by the Tudors. In part 1 in which Sarah explains what courtly love was, and then we move on to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.

In part 2, Sarah goes on to talk about Anne of Cleves, Edward VI, how the code failed Lady Jane Grey and those favourites of Queen Elizabeth I. The courtly code reached its zenith during Elizabeth’s reign, but as we know, unlike her father she never married.

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