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AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST

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The best Victorian history podcast.

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United Kingdom

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The best Victorian history podcast.

Language:

English


Episodes

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2023 “The phantom rickshaw”

12/23/2023
In this year’s festive episode, dive into the enchanting world of Victorian curiosities and captivating storytelling. First, join me for a mesmerising 10-minute journey through intriguing Victorian trivia, unraveling captivating tales from an era of innovation and eccentricity. From lesser-known facts to enthralling historical anecdotes, this brief exploration sheds light on the unique essence of […] The post CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2023 “The phantom rickshaw” appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:01:10:04

EP054 INDIA SERIES 01 THE BASICS

11/30/2023
To become a patron on Patreon, CLICK HERE Join me as I embark on a captivating journey through India’s vibrant history and cultural intricacies during the Victorian era. Join me as I start uncover the complexities of the Victorian’s in India. Delve into some fascinating transformations of place names that shaped India’s identity during this […] The post EP054 INDIA SERIES 01 THE BASICS appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:40:30

EP053 ALBERT THE ROYAL MAKEOVER EDITION

9/30/2023
In this episode I’ll delve into the fascinating world of Prince Albert, the consort to Queen Victoria. I’ll explore his significant role in transforming Buckingham Palace, his artistic endeavors, his influential involvement in redecorating the Houses of Parliament, and the controversial dismissal of Baroness Lehzen. In the early 19th century, Buckingham Palace was in a […] The post EP053 ALBERT THE ROYAL MAKEOVER EDITION appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:53:43

EP052 “A PRETTY LITTLE PRINCESS”

7/29/2023
I’m excited to take you on a journey through time today as we cover Queen Victoria’s first pregnancy & child. Together, we’ll delve into the intriguing world of historical events, focusing on the remarkable early reign of Queen Victoria and the dramatic affairs that unfolded during this era. Recap Starting with a recap of the […] The post EP052 “A PRETTY LITTLE PRINCESS” appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:46:02

ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 2023 “THERE SIMPLY MUST BE A CORPSE”

5/16/2023
Celebrating 6 years of the podcast. I delve into the world of detectives in England during the 1840s. It’s time to explore the fascinating development of Victorian detective work, and how it was used to solve some of the most notorious crimes of the era, including the Bermondsey Horror. I begin by looking at the […] The post ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL 2023 “THERE SIMPLY MUST BE A CORPSE” appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:01:02:03

EP051 DARWIN DOWN UNDER

4/19/2023
This is the final episode in the series on Charles Darwin’s five-year journey aboard the HMS Beagle. I delve into Darwin’s impressions of Australia and the European contact history during his visit in 1835. Episode Highlights: If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at ageofvictoriapodcast@gmail.com, […] The post EP051 DARWIN DOWN UNDER appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:40:36

EP050 DARWIN IN PARADISE

3/31/2023
This is episode four of series on Charles Darwin’s five-year journey aboard the HMS Beagle. Darwin arrived in Tahiti in November 1835 and spent a month there. He was struck by the beauty of the island and its people, whom he described as “the finest race of savages in the world.” He was particularly impressed […] The post EP050 DARWIN IN PARADISE appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:46:29

EP049 DARWIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD

2/18/2023
The world can be a dangerous place. For explorers like Darwin to see the treasures of nature, they had to go boldly to the ends of the world. Join me as Darwin sails into savage and stormy seas, and find breathtaking beauty. Intro. The lonely lands of Tierra Del Fuego. Isolation. A fragile speak on […] The post EP049 DARWIN AT THE END OF THE WORLD appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:39:26

MINI021 VICTORIAN MONEY – COINING IT IN

1/21/2023
January is here, and we are all feeling poor after Christmas. Time to talk about money. This is the first in a series of minisodes on Victorian money. To get things started we are looking at Victorian Coins. The age of gold, silver, sound money, and not having two farthings to rub together If you […] The post MINI021 VICTORIAN MONEY – COINING IT IN appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:50:27

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2022 – WHAT TO WATCH

12/24/2022
Christmas is here, so we really need to watch Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” but how to choose the best version? Sentimental? Accurate? Musical? This episode has got you covered; If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at ageofvictoriapodcast@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @ageofvictoria, visit […] The post CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2022 – WHAT TO WATCH appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:58:32

EP048: A BIT OF SLOTH

11/30/2022
Darwin’s great voyage of discovery continues. The ancient past was a vast mystery, with many claiming that God alone was the explanation for all things. As Darwin travelled and jotted his observations in his little notebooks, he began to lift the veil on the ancient past. New species, now long vanished, were discovered. Darwin began […] The post EP048: A BIT OF SLOTH appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:42:50

EP047 DARWIN BEGINS

10/14/2022
Darwin, and his Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection; in this podcast we’ve covered the creation of the new settler Empire and the transition to the new energy form of coal & steam, then the railways, but Darwin had a bigger impact on civilisation than even those. This episode is the start of a series […] The post EP047 DARWIN BEGINS appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:48:26

PUB QUIZ 0CT 2022

10/2/2022
Just for fun, here’s a fiendishly difficult pub quiz which has been requested by many listeners. Good luck! The post PUB QUIZ 0CT 2022 appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:16:14

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