All Things Tudor

E54: Henry VIII and the Italian Renaissance

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What inspired Henry VIII to build? From ships to palaces he was determined to leave his legacy - where with sons or architecture.

Join Deb and Dr Lily Fulson as they take a deep dive into how the machinations of the Italian Renaissance involved him. 

Lily Filson is a Renaissance historian with interests in transmission histories of art, technology, and thought with a focus on the global sixteenth century. She received her MA as a Florence Fellow from Syracuse University in 2011 and the Ph.D from Ca' Foscari University in 2018. She has held fellowships from the European Research Council in Venice, Italy and the Academy of Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic; she is most recently the recipient of a Renaissance Society of America Short-Term Grant, and she has authored articles in Ancient West & East, Society and Politics, Studia Rudolphina: Bulletin for the Research Center of Visual Arts & Culture in the Age of Rudolph II, and elsewhere. Her recently-published textbook, An Expanded Global History of Art, Architecture and Technology (Kendall Hunt 2022), collects original lectures that explore the intersection of the history of art and technology from art history courses Dr. Filson has taught for Tulane University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the University of Pittsburgh. 

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Produced by Rokkwood Studios, U.K. This episode was produced by Ben Williams, Rokkwood Audio, U.K. Music developed by Rokkwod. Cover art by The Happy Colour Studio, U.K. Voiceovers by Paul Hunter. Written by Deb Hunter.

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