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The story of the how the Victorians shaped the world.

The story of the how the Victorians shaped the world.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The story of the how the Victorians shaped the world.

Language:

English


Episodes

SPECIAL: DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II

9/16/2022
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; Intro Birth, coronation & television WW2 & […] The post SPECIAL: DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

EP046 A TOUCH OF CLASS

8/13/2022
The essential guide to the Victorian class system. There was more to being middle class than drinking tea, and the working class weren’t all up the Chimney. From the well dressed footman, to the Haymarket prostitute, to the pie seller, and duke. All of Victorian life is here. This episode covers. Intro. A discussion of […] The post EP046 A TOUCH OF CLASS appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:01:05:47

MINI020 WOMEN GETTING DRESSED 1840s style

7/14/2022
This much requested episode deals with the important but fun topic of women’s clothes and fashions in the 1840s. If you want to understand how a Victorian woman dressed and why, this is the episode for you. This episode covers. Intro & reviews. The importance of dressing well. We don’t do business casual. Victoria, a […] The post MINI020 WOMEN GETTING DRESSED 1840s style appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:47:55

EP045: THE GRAVEST CHOICE – VICTORIAN ERA ABORTION

6/11/2022
This episode deals with the real and harrow position for women during with contraception, pregnancy, and abortion in the Victorian era. Campaigners like Annie Besant attacked the patriarchy, and fought for the right to be heard. Women risked their lives getting dangerous abortions, in constant fear of the law, whilst the great scandal of the […] The post EP045: THE GRAVEST CHOICE – VICTORIAN ERA ABORTION appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:44:42

5TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – SAY CHEESE

5/10/2022
This anniversary is a memorable event and naturally deserves to be photographed by the paparazzi. But what was the story of the invention of the photograph, and how did it become a Victorian icon? A story filled with invention, persistence, a lot of daring do, and possibly holding back some manly tears. Not to mention […] The post 5TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – SAY CHEESE appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:42:24

EP044 SEX RELIGION AND WEDDING NIGHT BLUES – VICTORIA SEX PT2

4/6/2022
Our dive under the covers continues. How did sex and religion come together in the Victorian era? How was the bible such an influence on men & women’s sexuality? Should a religious Victorian be having sex? Some evolutionary pitfalls, social problems and a couple of wedding nights to talk about. This episode covers. Intro & […] The post EP044 SEX RELIGION AND WEDDING NIGHT BLUES – VICTORIA SEX PT2 appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:39:13

EP043 VICTORIAN SEX PT1: GETTING DOWN TO IT.

3/9/2022
Why yes, we will be asking what Victoria did with Albert. We will be asking about the how’s and why’s of Victorian sex & sexualities. There’s a lot to say, so we are getting started with just how reserved were they really, and did the have a lot of sex? This episode covers. Intro & […] The post EP043 VICTORIAN SEX PT1: GETTING DOWN TO IT. appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:48:10

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2021 – TICKLING THE CHRISTMAS IVORY

12/22/2021
What could be more of a traditional Victorian Christmas than carols by candlelight with an orchestra, piano and harp? Quite a bit actually. Victorian piano’s were a late addition and the carols were a really new thing. Find out how carols and piano’s go together like new age German synth and wannabe edgy 20 somethings. […] The post CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2021 – TICKLING THE CHRISTMAS IVORY appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:57:53

EP042 EARLY DAYS OF A ROYAL MARRIAGE

12/5/2021
Marriage isn’t easy, even in the early days, especially a royal marriage. It’s even harder if you are an intellectual who dabbles in cutting edge music, but your wife only thinks of you as a sex object. It wasn’t easy being Albert. Victoria had a lot of on her plate too, what with being a […] The post EP042 EARLY DAYS OF A ROYAL MARRIAGE appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:47:08

HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2021

10/31/2021
An ancient tradition, but surely one that the Victorians didn’t celebrate? Wrong, they did celebrate. Oh boy was it a big dangerous, flaming drunken party of a holiday. Join me to explore a Victorian Halloween. This episode covers Intro & reviews. The birth of Halloween. The ancient rites. Religion & superstition. The loss of the […] The post HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2021 appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:35:03

EP041 ROOTS OF BLOOD

10/3/2021
With the hardships of the voyage across the ocean over, the settlers had to build a life in South Africa. An unsettled land, with slavery, war, opportunity, growth and social conflict, early colonial South Africa was no paradise for the rich and idle of Britain. For the lucky and hard working, their were opportunities and […] The post EP041 ROOTS OF BLOOD appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:50:33

EP040 ACROSS THE SEAS

9/9/2021
An empire lives on the backs of people; its own or those it conquers. For the British, South Africa needed colonists to clear the forests, build the farms, and man the armies. But getting them from Britain to South Africa was no easy task. Learn about the hard start to a colonists voyage from the […] The post EP040 ACROSS THE SEAS appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:43:20

EP039 BLOOD ON THE LAND

8/9/2021
The story of the British Empire in South Africa continues. The first battles were being won, but the cost was blood on the soil, spilt by the British and shed by the native peoples as well as the soldiers in red. This episode covers Intro & reviews. Col Graham and the imperial mindset. Warfare is […] The post EP039 BLOOD ON THE LAND appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:49:57

EP038 A TOEHOLD IN AFRICA

7/1/2021
The British Empire was vast, but it didn’t spring up over night. South Africa was a vital imperial staging post, then a fledgling colony. The story of how it got to be is intimately linked to the land and the people. Start the next series on empire, this episode covers Intro and reviews Why South […] The post EP038 A TOEHOLD IN AFRICA appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:47:31

EP037 INSIDE THE GATES OF HELL

6/2/2021
Prison is never nice, but the Victorian prison of Port Arthur in Van Diemen’s Land combined starvation, deprivation, desperation, and isolation. It was considered a hell on Earth. This episode covers: Intro & reviews. Guest podcast promo’s A vision of a better future. Reality check – isolation and mental health Narrowly avoiding prison The problems […] The post EP037 INSIDE THE GATES OF HELL appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:44:39

4TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – LOVELACE AND BABBAGE

5/11/2021
To celebrate the 4th anniversary, the episode will be all about Lovelace and Babbage; the true inventors of the computer age. The episode covers Intro & reviews. “There must be an easier way to do this” – why being lazy can change the world What were these engines? Ada Lovelace, a life in Technicolour Ada’s […] The post 4TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – LOVELACE AND BABBAGE appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:58:28

EP036 MEET THE PRISONERS

4/18/2021
At its heart, a prison is the people. But what kind of people ended up in the hellish Port Arthur Prison in Van Diemen’s Land? Was it really just for the worst of the worst? Or was it a machine that simple chewed people up indiscriminately. How can we begin to understand it. Join me […] The post EP036 MEET THE PRISONERS appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:50:19

EP035 THE UNFORTUNATE HANNAH HERBERT

3/1/2021
How does it feel to be cast out? To lose everything you’ve ever known and be sent to the ends of the world? Want to understand what being a convict transported to Tasmania feels like? This show is for you. It covers; – Intro & reviews. – Introducing Hannah to the Court. – How did […] The post EP035 THE UNFORTUNATE HANNAH HERBERT appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:54:36

MINI0019 Men Getting Dressed 1840’s style

2/1/2021
Clothes maketh the man; but how did a gent dress in the 1840s? This episode features; Intro & podcast update. Clothing, class, and mindset. Beauty standards. Aspirational dressing. Wasn’t it cold! Men getting dressed in 1840. Underwear. Shaving – a risky business. Shirts & sewing. Trousers. Waistcoats. A riot of colour & overcoats. Men get […] The post MINI0019 Men Getting Dressed 1840’s style appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:01:06:02

AOV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2020

12/24/2020
Merry Christmas everyone. What a year, so lets round it off in comfort. This special episode features. Thank you’s. Quick chat about Victorian Christmas Cards Introducing Mrs Beeton, and the standardisation of recipes. Why running a household really was difficult. A valet or a butler? Hints of gender conflicts and the danger of left over […] The post AOV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2020 appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:01:06:22