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)

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?

006 – Panem

This episode I take a look at the founding staple of the Victorian diet. The humble loaf of bread…

 

 

Best Cobb Loaf:

7g sachet of yeast

2 tsp castor sugar

1 cup of warm water

1 tsp salt

1 tbsp olive oil

1 egg

sesame seeds

 

  • Mix yeast, sugar and warm water in a jug. Whisk until dissolved. STand for 10 minutes or until frothy.
  • Put flour in a bowl, stir in yeast mix and olive oil and salt. Mix to form a soft dough. Turn oput onto lightly floured surface. Knead for about 10-15 minutes. Put

Episode Three – Every man will do his duty

Among the great names of 19th century history stands a man who came to define English Naval tradition: Horatio Nelson. One armed, one eyed and an interesting relationship with another mans wife… He strode tall on the world stage.