This episode I take a short look at the history of Policing in the 19th century United Kingdom. From a perceived military force, the Metropolitan Police became a civilian entity that sought to serve all the people of London and the Kingdom at large.
This episode I look at the shocking 1811 crime that became known as the Rathcliff Highway Murders.
Horrible violence and shoddy investigations created a sadly typical Victorian tragedy.
This weeks episode looks at the 6th Baron Byron. George Gordan Byron was a legend in his own lifetime. With an amazing heritage he tore through British society in the most scandalous ways. A brilliant poet his life was the stuff of gossip, slander and literary respect.
This episode I look at the education systems in Victorian England. Sure they had the rich schools, but you’ll learn about a man who with determination and a sack of potatoes, changed the lives of tens of thousands of children
I’m back! And with a new episode out before Christmas. This time I look at the life of the man of military man and Irish landlord Charles Cunningham.
This episode I take a look at the remarkable life of Dr Elizabeth Garret Anderson. The first woman to hold a medical licence in the United Kingdom.
This episode I take a look at the infamous Opium Dens of London. Also, I talk about tea and the world’s first monster corporation!
This episode I have a look into the life of author Wilkie Collins. You might not know his work, but what came from it will surprise you. Also, he has another one of those convoluted personal lives…
This episode I have a look at the struggle of life as an Orphan in Victorian England (It wasn’t all song and dance and working for Fagin, trust me!).
This episode of the podcast looks at the life of Victoria before she became Queen. A difficult childhood with an ambitious mother who hoped to be Regent, I have a look at the young woman’s life and how she was trained to rule.