Just for fun, here’s a fiendishly difficult pub quiz which has been requested by many listeners. Good luck!
Category: SPECIAL EPISODES
The death of Queen Elizabeth II is a momentous event in modern British history. This special episode contains some facts about her life, reflections on events, thoughts about King Charles III, the Royal Finances, the constitution, national decline, the Commonwealth, and possibilities for the future.
This episode covers;
- Birth, coronation & television
- WW2 & the ATS
- Post war austerity, the Elizabethan rebirth, more television
- The start of the Commonwealth & retreat from Empire
- Famous friends, anecdotes and gin
- Royal finances
- Constitutional problems
- Colonialism, anti colonialism, reparations and artefacts
- The Koh-i-Noor
- Troubled waters ahead.
- A last note of hope?
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Happy 2nd Anniversary This is my look back on the last two years, a lot of thank you’s, some listener questions and our first murder?
Two years of podcasts. Time to celebrate with a Victorian murder; you’ve all been asking for one for ages, so here you are.
Don’t forget to make some cake and drink some tea whilst you listen as we:
1. start with thank you’s and reflections on the last two years.
2. then a few listener questions.
3 . cover a murder that shocked the Victorians; a murder that showed how fast the Victorian police could investigate a crime, cover a little bit of the trial, then finally the impact of prison. Oh and that tiny little thing that changed it all…….
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Merry Christmas, join your host Chris Fernandez-Packham in learning about Victorian Traditions of the Earthly and Ghostly kind. Let me take you on a trip through history, busting myths about Christmas Trees, explaining how traditions came to be, some great events at Christmas, and of course a fireside story…..if you are brave enough.
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The podcast is one year old today. Celebrate with listener questions (who should be on the Victorian Mount Rushmore?), poetry, trivia and many thank you’s to all my listeners and podcast buddies.
Easters here! To celebrate the end of winter, learn about the struggles of the worst Victorian job and the people who did it. The Victorian matchstick girls. Exploited, downtrodden, at risk of the terrifying condition “Phossy Jaw” and always on the edge of disaster, these girls would shake the British establishment when they rose up together. Learn about the trials, dread diseases and the heroic struggle of Annie Besant and the Matchstick Girls.
Happy New Year. A very short special: learn about how the Victorians did New Year, some old superstitions and why Auld Lang Syne was actually a happy song.
Don’t forget to leave an iTunes review or drop me and email.
Christmas Special 2017! Scrooge, Ghosts, Food, Tiny Tim. A real deep dive into the book that made Christmas……don’t miss it. Enjoy with a mince pie and something festive.
- Why Dickens wrote it.
- The text as a historical source.
Without Dickens, we wouldn’t have a lot of the modern emphasis on Christmas. He was a big part of the newly urbanised Victorians deciding to take a mid winter religious festival and turn it into a huge event. He gives us the idea of the communal big bash style Christmas. But underneath it all, is the chilling message from beyond the grave……uplift your fellow man or else!
As always, hope you enjoyed it. Please leave me a review on iTunes and do send me an email with any questions or comments. Merry Christmas to one and all.