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.
Special Xmas mini-episode! In this podcast I have a look at how we got to many of the traditions we enjoy during the Yuletide season. Merry Christmas to you and your families!
This pre-Christmas episode was such a great opportunity! I got to speak with Dr Iwan Morus about his new Victorian Era book on the science and people of the Victorian era and how it has directly influenced us to this day.
His book “How the Victorians took us to the moon” is just out now and makes an excellent Christmas gift.
This episode idea came from the @victorianparade and has a look at the incredible 1851 Great Exposition and the amazing work of Joseph Paxton in making the Crystal Palace
Finally I’m back and bringing you more amazing stories from Victorian England!
Straight out of the gate we’re talking about Fight Club and the incredible men who boxed in these never ending bouts of bare knuckled violence!
This episode takes a look at the man who was Prime Minister at the beginning of the 19th Century, William Pitt the Younger.
In an era that saw incredible achievements throughout the Kingdom, one part of the realm was desperate and dying in the hundreds of thousands. Welcome to mid 19th Century Ireland and the Great Famine.
This episode I take a look at the event of the year 1858 in London and what became known as ‘The Great Stink’
It’s 1861 and in Tooley Street, London a fire breaks out in the warehouses along the docks. This is one of the defining moments in the history of the London Fire Brigade.