013 – Feed the people

Sort of a Part One, this and the next podcast are looking at two of what I see as among the biggest factors in the fiscal success of the British Empire in the 19th Century.

Firstly: The fight against the ‘Corn Laws’ (Debate pictured below)

012 – Keep it real

Polymath John Ruskin was the leading art critic of the Victorian Era, He was also a strong advocate for environmental and architectural preservation as well as raising concerns of the human cost of Industrialization. Way ahead of his time, he is a fascinating figure of the era. This episode looks into some of his work and also his private life.

 

 

010 – There’s been a murder

Nothing got the attention of the public during the Victorian era like a juicy dramatic murder! And this episode I’m looking at one of the most famous outside of Jack the Ripper. William Corder and the Red Barn Murder.

009 – Clothes Maketh The Man

This episode I take a look at a lesser examined topic of the Victorian Era. Certainly we all admire the wonderful dresses ladies wore, but what of legendary dandies such as Beau Brummel and what men wore during the 19th Century?