Gemma is currently preparing a series of podcasts entitled Tudor Ladies and their Letters. Each podcast will look closely at a particular woman’s letter, ranging from familiar figures, such as Katherine Parr and Elizabeth I, to lesser-known women, such as the merchant wife, Sabine Johnson. Listeners will be able to hear the women’s voices in dramatised readings from their letters, whilst the content will be closely analysed to reveal the secrets hidden within the lines. The series will be released on iTunes in the near future, but the first podcast, focusing on a letter written by Katherine Parr in 1544, is available below.
Tudor Ladies and their Letters: Katherine Parr