The Firm: Blood, Lies, and Royal Succession has reinforced Thomas’ position as a world-class Royal Expert and Royal Historian. His contributions to this project have seen him carry a number of the chapters, which have further culminated in renewed interest in him, his career, and his knowledge. With this exceptional podcast series bringing together the great and good of the Royal world, Thomas has garnered countless media credits and renewed attention into his vast Royal knowledge. Thomas can be found in most chapters of this podcast, with one chapter released every week for 12 weeks, but is exceptionally featured in the following chapters below. Beneath each chapter listed, corresponding media mentions and articles featuring Thomas can be found. 

The new podcast series exploring the power of the House of Windsor is now the fastest growing series in the world at No.1 in the Apple Podcast history charts. The hit new podcast series THE FIRM: BLOOD, LIES, AND ROYAL SUCCESSION—produced and distributed by Audology, the audio division of Empire Media Group (EMG)—continues to dominate the Apple history charts globally, and quickly seized the No.1 spot in Australia. Across multiple categories, the series outperformed the likes of American Scandal (Wondery), British Scandal (Wondery ), Slow Burn (Slate Podcasts ), You’re Dead To Me (BBC Radio 4) and Sword and Scale (Incongruity).

Chapter 1 – “The Prince and the Paedophile”. In this episode Thomas features at: 00:29 – 00:47,  02:13 – 02:29, 36:52 – 36:59, 37:26 – 37:34. Have a listen if you are interested in this great series, and learn a bit about Prince Andrew’s association with Jeffrey Epstein has gone beyond a royal embarrassment and has threatened to become a genuine constitutional crisis. How did The Firm ever let it happen? And after his 2022 settlement with accuser Virginia Giuffre, what next for the Queen’s favourite son? You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here.

Chapter 2 – “Elizabeth, The Virgin Queen”. In this episode Thomas features at: 11:51, 21:30, 22:51, 31:48, 32:54, 33:22, 33:48, 35:44, 35:59, 37:07, 37:34, 38:47. Have a listen if you are interested in this great series about Elizabeth I, England’s greatest monarch – rising through the deadly intrigue and plots of court to ascend to the throne, and then defeating the Spanish Armada and saving the kingdom. All, supposedly, while spurning the advances of her many suitors. But how much of it is true, and how much glorious myth making? You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here.

Thomas in the media for this Chapter:

  1. OK!:The Hidden History of Britain’s “Virgin Queen”
  2. The Royal Observer: Lies, Secret Lovers And Political Spin – The Hidden History of Britain’s “Virgin Queen”.
  3. EIN NewsThe Mythmaking of The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
  4. UW NewsThe Mythmaking of The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
  5. Channel One – The Mythmaking of The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
  6. Industry Times NYThe Mythmaking of The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
  7. IQ Stock News: The Mythmaking of The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
  8. MENA FNThe Mythmaking of The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
  9. Market Repair News: The Mythmaking of The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
  10. Isabella MediaThe Mythmaking of The Virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

Chapter 3 – “The Madness of George III”. In this episode Thomas features at: 00:32-1:00, 02:30-02:51, 11:06-13:10, 18:14-19:37, 20:31-20:48, 22:41-22:59, 23:09-23:37, 34:42-35:20, 35:34-35:42, 36:04-36:39, 36:47-36:55, 37:57-38:20, 38:39-39:37, 39:47-40:36, 41:03-41:20. Have a listen if you are interested in this great series, and learn a bit about George III and how America has painted him as the tyrant he was not. Lampooned as the lunatic king who lost America…but who was also hugely popular with his subjects, who presided over a British intellectual Renaissance, and who defeated Napoleon…we take another look at the reign of the man who may just be the most misunderstood monarch in history. You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here

Thomas in the media for this Chapter:

  1. Grazia: Fake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
  2. OK!: Fake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
  3. The Royal ObserverFake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
  4. Newsbreak: Fake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
  5. Radar Online NewsFake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
  6. FlipBoard NewsFake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
  7. One NewsFake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
  8. 15 Min NewsFake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
  9. All News PressFake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
  10. Cocco24 NewsFake News, a 200 Year Smear Campaign and the Lies Behind “Hamilton”: How George III Has Been Slandered by History.
Chapter 4 – “Victoria: Affairs Below Stairs”. In this episode Thomas features with 21 direct quotes and contributions at: 01:04-01:37, 01:51-02:16, 02:52-03:07, 03:32-04:21, 07:46-08:23, 08:51-09:25, 09:40-09:54, 10:26-11:03, 11:49-12:01, 12:10-12:43, 12:52-13:47, 14:30-16:00, 16:23-16:40, 18:29-19:12, 19:36-19:57, 20:17-20:42, 2120-21:37, 21:55-22:24, 22:57-24:03, 38:52-41:07, 43:22-43:34. Have a listen if you are interested in this great series, and learn a bit about Queen Victoria, her lust for life, her passion for knowledge, and a fondness for fornication. You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here
 
Thomas in the media for this Chapter:
  1. GraziaSex, Snobbery, Racism & History Rewritten: How The Royal Family Hid The Truth About The Queen’s Affairs.
  2. The Royal ObserverHow The Royal Family Hid The Truth About The Queen’s Affairs.
  3. OK!: ‘Obliterate Him From History’: How The British Monarchy Destroyed Evidence Proving Queen’s Secret Affair With Muslim Man.
  4. Grazia: ‘Obliterate Him From History’: How The British Monarchy Destroyed Evidence Proving Queen’s Secret Affair With Muslim Man.
  5. OK!: Sex, Snobbery, Racism & History Rewritten: How The Royal Family Hid The Truth About The Queen’s Affairs.
  6. MSNSex, Snobbery, Racism & History Rewritten: How The Royal Family Hid The Truth About The Queen’s Affairs.
  7. The Royal ObserverRevealed: The Raunchy Queen Whose Secret Trysts With Two SERVANTS Threatened To Bring Down The Monarchy.
  8. OK!: Revealed: The Raunchy Queen Whose Secret Trysts With Two SERVANTS Threatened To Bring Down The Monarchy.
  9. MSNRevealed: The Raunchy Queen Whose Secret Trysts With Two SERVANTS Threatened To Bring Down The Monarchy.
  10. GraziaRevealed: The Raunchy Queen Whose Secret Trysts With Two SERVANTS Threatened To Bring Down The Monarchy.
  11. NewsbreakRevealed: The Raunchy Queen Whose Secret Trysts With Two SERVANTS Threatened To Bring Down The Monarchy.
  12. NewsBreak: ‘Obliterate Him From History’: How The British Monarchy Destroyed Evidence Proving Queen’s Secret Affair With Muslim Man.
  13. Premier NewsSex, Snobbery, Racism & History Rewritten: How The Royal Family Hid The Truth About The Queen’s Affairs.
  14. Daily Victoria News: Inside Queen Victoria’s Secret Trysts With Two Servants.
  15. World Broadcast News: British Monarchy Destroyed Evidence Proving Queen Victoria’s Affair.
  16. RSVP (ES): Javed Mahmood habla de romance que tuvo la reina Victoria con su bisabuelo.
  17. Gazeta Albania: Si familja mbretërore fshehu të vërtetën rreth aferave të Mbretëreshës!
  18. Harpers Bazaar (GR):Τα σκάνδαλα και οι “απαγορευμένες” σχέσεις της που η βασιλική οικογένεια δεν επέτρεψε να γίνουν κομμάτι της ιστορίας της
  19. Palo (GR): Victoria and “forbidden” relationships that the royal family did not allow to become part of her history.
  20. Woman TOC (GR): Τα σκάνδαλα και οι “απαγορευμένες” σχέσεις της που η βασιλική οικογένεια δεν επέτρεψε να γίνουν κομμάτι της ιστορίας της.
  21. GettoText (DE): Die anzügliche Königin, deren geheime Rendezvous mit zwei Dienern drohten, die Monarchie zu Fall zu bringen.
  22. Indeks Albania: Seksi, snobizmi, racizmi dhe historia e rishkruar/ Si familja mbretërore fshehu të vërtetën rreth aferave të Mbretëreshës!
  23. Koha Albania:Si familja mbretërore fshehu të vërtetën rreth aferave të Mbretëreshës!
  24. Syri Net AbaniaSeksi, snobizmi, racizmi dhe historia e rishkruar/ Si familja mbretërore fshehu të vërtetën rreth aferave të Mbretëreshës!

Chapter 5 – “EDWARD & ADOLF”, was released this afternoon! In this episode Thomas features with 26 direct quotes and commentary at: 02:56-003:00, 03:17-03:27, 06:30-06:57, 07:05-07:20, 07:48-08:36, 08:44-10:08, 10:38-10:56, 11:05-11:45, 12:00-12:17, 12:30-12:55, 18:56-19:12, 22:27-23:21, 23:32-24:04, 24:17-24:36, 25:18-25:37, 25:55-26:38, 28:57-29:53, 31:57-32:31, 32:54-33:58, 35:24-36:06, 37:40-38:18, 38:35-39:17, 40:02-40:09, 40:22-40:48, 41:13-42:14, 42:39-43:12. Have a listen if you are interested in this great series, and learn a bit about the relationship between Edward VIII, Wallis Simpson, Hitler, their secrets, exile to France and eventually The Bahamas, and the sexual deviance which helped define an era of distrust within the British Royal family. You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here

Thomas in the media for this Chapter:

  1. Grazia: Sex, Infidelity & A Monarch Dethroned: The Truth Behind Britain’s Traitor King & The Sexually Deviant Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry.
  2. The Royal Observer: Sex, Infidelity & A Monarch Dethroned: The Truth Behind Britain’s Traitor King & The Sexually Deviant Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry
  3. OK!: The Truth Behind Britain’s Traitor King & The Sexually Deviant Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry
  4. EIN News: The Truth Behind Britain’s Traitor King & The Sexually Deviant Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry
  5. MenaFN News: Chart-Topping Podcast THE FIRM Explores The Truth Behind King Edward VIII & The Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry.
  6. Newstrail: The Truth Behind Britain’s Traitor King & The ‘Sexually Deviant’ Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry.
  7. Radar Online News: The Truth Behind Britain’s Traitor King & The ‘Sexually Deviant’ Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry.
  8. Flipboard: The Truth Behind Britain’s Traitor King & The ‘Sexually Deviant’ Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry.
  9. Morning Honey: The Truth Behind Britain’s Traitor King & The ‘Sexually Deviant’ Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry.
  10. Entretenimiento (ES): Sexo, infidelidad y un monarca destronado: la verdad detrás del rey traidor de Gran Bretaña y la mujer ‘desviada sexualmente’ con la que traicionó a su país para casarse.
  11. Unterhaltung News (DE): Einblicke in die Beziehung zwischen König Edward VIII und seiner Frau Wallis Simpson.
  12. Nordot NewsSex, Infidelity & A Monarch Dethroned: The Truth Behind Britain’s Traitor King & The Sexually Deviant Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry.
  13. IQ Stock News: Chart-Topping Podcast  Explores The Truth Behind King Edward VIII & The Woman He Betrayed His Country To Marry.
  14. Userwalls News: Chart-Topping Podcast  Explores The Truth Behind King Edward VIII & The Woman He Betrayed Country To Marry.
  15. PR Wire India News: Chart-Topping Podcast Explores The Truth Behind King Edward VIII & The woman He Betrayed Country To Marry.

Chapter 6 – “Elizabeth vs. Margaret: Love, Loyalty and the X-Rated Queen of Mustique”. In this episode Thomas features at: 01:36-01:50, 13:01-13:33, 13:55-14:17, 14:38-15:10, 19:21-19:51, 20:37-21:06, 27:24-28:08, 33:34-34:28, 36:25-37:23, 37:51-38:31, 38:39-38:50. Have a listen if you are interested in this great series, and learn a bit about the relationship between Her Majesty, The Queen and her sister Margaret. Discover the life and times if Margaret and the content tug of war between selfless duty and self-indulgence, where I have described the Princess at “Queen of Mustique”. You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here

Thomas in the media for this Chapter:

  1. The Royal Observer: The X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed. 
  2. Grazia: The X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed.
  3. OK!: The X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed.
  4. MSN: The X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed. 
  5. Radar Online newsThe X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed. 
  6. One NewsThe X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed. 
  7. MorningHoney: The X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed.
  8. Newsbreak: The X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed.
  9. Flipboard: The X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed.
  10. TrendRadars: The X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed.
  11. 15-Minute News: The X-Rated Queen of Mustique,  Scandalous Secret Life of Princess Margaret – The Sister The Queen Betrayed.

Chapter 7 – “Tragedy or Treason, The Death of Diana”. In this episode Thomas features at: 33:46 – 34:20, 36:26 – 36:47, 40:31 – 41:05. Have a listen if you are interested in this great series, and learn a bit about the impact of Diana’s death on the British Crown and members of the Royal family. The conspiracy theories abounded… but what really happened at the Pont de l’Alma? And why did the Royal Family handle the fallout so badly? You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here.

Thomas in the media for this Chapter:

  1. Grazia: It Literally Almost Cost The Monarchy
  2. OK!: It Literally Almost Cost The Monarchy.
  3. The Royal Observer: How The Death of Princess Diana Nearly Sparked  A British Anti-Royal “Revolution”.
  4. The Latin Times: Princess Diana’s Death Nearly Caused ‘Existential Crisis’ To Monarchy, Royal Expert Claims
  5. MSN: Princess Diana’s Death Almost Ended British Monarchy, Expert Reveals.
  6. Yahoo!: Princess Diana’s Death Almost Ended British Monarchy, Expert Reveals.
  7. Newsbreak: It Literally Almost Cost The Monarchy’: How The Death Of Princess Diana Nearly Sparked A British Anti-Royal ‘Revolution’.
  8. Best Life: Princess Diana’s Death Almost Ended British Monarchy, Expert Reveals
  9. Enstarz: Princess Diana’s Death Caused THIS Shocking Aftereffect to Monarchy.
  10. Paparazzi News: Princess Diana’s Death Almost Ended British Monarchy, Expert Reveals.
  11. Y2KR News: Princess Diana’s Death Almost Ended British Monarchy.
  12. Panic World News: Diana’s Death Almost Ended The Monarchy.
  13. 15-Minute NewsIt Literally Almost Cost The Monarchy’: How The Death Of Princess Diana Nearly Sparked A British Anti-Royal ‘Revolution’.

Chapter 8 – “Fergie, Downfall of a Duchess”. In this episode Thomas features at 35:56 – 36:16. Prince Andrew’s wife was heralded as a breath of fresh air for the stuffy Royals, a fun, funny, gregarious good-time girl who would appeal to the masses. But after her split from the Prince, a series of toe-curling scandals horrified senior figures at the Palace… just what was to be done about Fergie? You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here.

Chapter 9 – “Harry The Troubled Prince”. Thomas features in this episode with 19 individual contributions at: 05:38 – 06:22, 06:43 – 07:10, 12:11 – 12:31, 12:43 – 13:26, 13:31 – 14:03, 14:09 – 14:56, 17:24 – 18:07, 18:11 – 18:40, 20:27 – 20:46, 21:01 – 21:47, 21:51 – 22:27, 23:14 – 23:42, 24:40 – 25:16, 25:36 – 25:46, 27:32 – 28:44, 30:15 – 31:07, 31:24 – 32:00, 33:12 – 34:25, 35:12 – 35:40. Have a listen if you are interested in this great series, and learn about Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, his relationships with himself, his family, the media, the Army, sex, and drugs. After losing his mother aged just 12, Prince Harry threatened to go off the rails, with his youth punctuated by a series of scandals involving drugs, underage drinking, clashes with the paparazzi, a Nazi-themed fancy dress party and photographs of him partying naked in Vegas. How did the “spare” to William’s “heir” rehabilitate his public image? You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here.
 
Thomas in the media for this Chapter:
 
  1. Grazia: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  2. The Royal Observer: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  3. OK!: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  4. MSN: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  5. Radar Online News: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  6. Newstrail: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  7. Flipboard News: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  8. Newsbreak: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  9. Morning Honey: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  10. One News: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  11. 15-Minute News: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  12. Premier News: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  13. Trendradars: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  14. Nordot News: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?
  15. VN Explorer: ‘Spoiled Brattism’ And A ‘Guilty Father: Are Charles and Diana To Blame for Prince Harry’s Royal Rift?

Chapter 10 – “Camilla, An Unsuitable Woman”. Thomas features in this episode early on in the chapter at 00:33 – 00:53. After the divorce of Charles and Diana, much of the blame was placed on Charles’ affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles… and following Diana’s death, for many that blame became outright hatred. And yet in 2005 Charles and Camilla married with the blessing of the whole family, and in 2022 the Queen announced that following his coronation, Camilla will be known as Queen. Has Camilla been the focus of The Firm’s smartest PR campaign yet? You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here.

Chapter 11 – “Harry & Meghan: Racism, Bullying, and a Divided Family”. Thomas features in this episode early on in the chapter at 26:50 – 28:25. Do the Duke and Duchess of Sussex represent a woke, progressive marriage that signals the future of a royal family in touch with popular opinion and the modern world…or is their so-called “Megxit” a self-centered, self-obsessed, dangerous threat to the very institution Harry was born into? You can listen to this chapter of the world’s #1 history podcast by clicking here.

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