Kate Morrison tells us about her novel A Book of Secrets, and the challenges and joys of moving between creative and research-based writing. We hear about the real and reimagined experiences of black people in sixteenth-century England, print, gender and much more.
Emma Whipday explores how the home was associated with the female body in Shakespeare’s England – and how this idea influences how Shakespeare stages women in windows in Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice.
Suzannah Lipscomb tells us about moving between the worlds of research and TV broadcasting, and the Tudor court and ordinary French urban communities. We hear about the way religious reformation intersected with gender and sexual honour.