The first episode of 2023 takes a look at one of the most prominent landmarks in London. The beautiful Hyde Park!
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
Newgate Prison has been an institution since the 13th century, so it should come as no surprise that it has been a leading light in rehabilitation of criminals. No, just kidding, the place was a living nightmare. Listen to how it treated people and I look at some of the more famous 19th century inmates
This week I take a look at how you would get about in the biggest city in the world. Carriages, trains and ferries oh my!
It’s kind of a Part Two (but not really) where this week I have a look at one of what I think is the pivotal factors in the success of Queen Victoria’s Kingdom throughout the 19th century.
This episode looks at one of the icons of the London skyline. So we’re topping the tower and looking at good ol’ Big Ben!
This week I look at St Bethlem Hospital. Meant to be a shining light of aid to those with mental health issues its nickname became synonymous with anarchy, insanity and deprivation. Bedlam.