The first episode of 2023 takes a look at one of the most prominent landmarks in London. The beautiful Hyde Park!
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.
Ernest Augustus, 5th son of King George was a man who never thought he would see the throne. Then things changed, and both he and his son are in direct contest to rule the United Kingdom. In this massive episode we look at Ernest and his life.
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
This episode, while slightly late (blame international travel issues) is all in threes. But of the Williams involved it is William Wilberforce that spent his life fighting for people being treated as people and not chattel. Oh and he helped create the RSPCA.
As this episode drops, I’m currently in the very top of the highlands of Scotland – in Tongue no less!
And this episode I take a look at the well known concept of the Press Gang. Or as it was formally known, Impressment.
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 is a look at the fascinating life of Dr James Barry. Dr Barry was a person ahead of their time in their access to people of privilege but also their support of people less fortunate
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