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EP015 MT TAMBORA PT3: EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH

10/2/2018
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The fledgling United States is hit by freezing storms as the fall out from Mt Tambora continues to wreck havoc around the world. Then we turn to Switzerland and see how the darkness gives rise to the great gothic work of Frankenstein. In this episode we cover Climate science in […] The post EP015 MT TAMBORA PT3: EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:44:15

MINI012 PRINCESS ALICE DISASTER

9/21/2018
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Join your host Chris Fernandez-Packham in a detailed investigation of the Princess Alice disaster on the Thames in Sept 1878, the horror of her sinking, and Victorian Londons reaction. This show covers The geography of the River Thames London then and now The ships involved The fatal mistakes Who were […] The post MINI012 PRINCESS ALICE DISASTER appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:58:26

EP 014 DARKNESS FALLS: MT TAMBORA PT2

9/2/2018
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Mt Tambora has devastated huge area’s in the Pacific. Now its global impact begins to be felt. In this latest monthly narrative show your host, Chris Fernandez-Packham, explores the enormous impact on the British mainland and Ireland in 1816 as the Year Without Summer Begins to bite. Topic outline Volcanoes […] The post EP 014 DARKNESS FALLS: MT TAMBORA PT2 appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:50:55

MINI011 VICTORIAN GIN – EMPIRE & RUIN

8/17/2018
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Roll up your shirt sleeves, push back your top hat, and throw open your coat tails. It’s time to grab a bottle of gin, and seek riches or ruin as you learn about the history of gin in the Victorian era. Truly the drink of Empire…..or your personal ruin. Intro […] The post MINI011 VICTORIAN GIN – EMPIRE & RUIN appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:48:48

EP013 THE VOLCANO’S WRATH: THE YEAR WITHOUT SUMMER PT1

8/1/2018
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No one in 1815 thought the world was about to change, but a cataclysmic volcanic eruption was about to change the course of history. The affairs of men seemed so important, yet in the tranquil Pacific, nature was about to shake the world and civilisations to their foundations. Join me […] The post EP013 THE VOLCANO’S WRATH: THE YEAR WITHOUT SUMMER PT1 appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:29:57

MINI010 VICTORIAN FISH AND CHIPS

7/19/2018
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Summer heat wave is here, so it’s time for Fish & Chips. You love em. I love em. The Victorians invented them. Don’t scoff, instead join me for a gallop through the history of Victorian fish and chips. Learn why Dickens was the key as always, and how fish and […] The post MINI010 VICTORIAN FISH AND CHIPS appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:31:08

EP012 CONGRESS OF VIENNA PT 2 “TURNING BACK THE CLOCK”

7/1/2018
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As Napoleons downfall and Frances defeat become inevitable, the hard work and hard partying of the great diplomats and statesmen of Europe reached a fever pitch. In a whirl of balls and banquets the shape of Europe for the next 100 years would be decided. So much hung in the […] The post EP012 CONGRESS OF VIENNA PT 2 “TURNING BACK THE CLOCK” appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:36:30

MINI009 “A Victorian Scandal?”

6/20/2018
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Join me and decide who, if anyone was the truly scandalous one. The aristocrat? The banker? The Sporting Superstar? This is a minisode that is a stand alone episode on a scandal involving Beatrice Sumner and Charles Hoare in the very late Victorian period, plus why framing a narrative is […] The post MINI009 “A Victorian Scandal?” appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:35:54

MINI008 Announcements & thank you’s.

6/12/2018
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A very short update on upcoming episodes, reviews, thank you’s and a shout out to the excellent Pontifacts podcast. The post MINI008 Announcements & thank you’s. appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:07:12

EP011 Congress of Vienna pt 1 “A Brave old world”

6/1/2018
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Every European school child should have learnt about the Congress of Vienna. Seriously. It is actually possibly the most important series of events in modern history that no one has ever heard of. Honestly, how many of us have heard of it, or know what it was, or what happened? […] The post EP011 Congress of Vienna pt 1 “A Brave old world” appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:46:02

1ST BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

5/4/2018
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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. The post 1ST BIRTHDAY SPECIAL appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:19:40

EP010 EXIT NAPOLEON

5/1/2018
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Here end the Napoleonic Wars. The revolution is over. France is beaten and it seems Britain is set to take over power in Europe, and perhaps the world. Learn how France fell, how the political battles ousted Napoleon & doomed the Marshals, and the final triumph of the great British […] The post EP010 EXIT NAPOLEON appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:51:37

EASTER SPECIAL 2018 MATCH STICK GIRLS

4/1/2018
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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 […] The post EASTER SPECIAL 2018 MATCH STICK GIRLS appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:33:01

EP009 GOD, SAVE ME FROM THE SURGEON’S KNIFE

3/1/2018
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After the bloody day of Waterloo, many soldiers found themselves in need of a doctor. Learn how the wounded were recovered, treated and operated on in the aftermath of one of the great battles of European history. The pain and near butchery would be horrific, but the lessons learned would […] The post EP009 GOD, SAVE ME FROM THE SURGEON’S KNIFE appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:43:03

Episode 008 Waterloo Pt 3: The climax

2/1/2018
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The climax of the Battle of Waterloo. The fate of Napoleon, France and Europe hangs in the balance. The French seem poised for victory. Can a thin line of brave Scotsmen and the dashing British cavalry save the Allies from defeat? This episode covers The heroic Scots The British Heavies […] The post Episode 008 Waterloo Pt 3: The climax appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:47:15

AOV NEW YEAR SPECIAL 2017

12/31/2017
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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. The post AOV NEW YEAR SPECIAL 2017 appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:08:08

AOV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2017: “A Christmas Carol analysed”

12/24/2017
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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. Covers Why Dickens wrote it. Finances. Structure. The text as a historical source. Ghosts. Economics. Redemption. Without Dickens, we wouldn’t have a […] The post AOV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2017: “A Christmas Carol analysed” appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:51:21

Minisode 007 Were the Victorians influenced by the Napoleonic Wars?

12/1/2017
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This minisode deals with the listener question “How does the Napoleonic Era relate to the Victoria Era?” The idea of a “Napoleonic Era” and a “Victoria Era” Key concept of continuity and why labels can be misleading. A very brief summary of Geo political impact. Military impact Financial & economic […] The post Minisode 007 Were the Victorians influenced by the Napoleonic Wars? appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:23:24

Episode 007 Waterloo Pt 2: Into the cannon’s mouth

11/12/2017
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This episode covers the early stages of the battle, including the desperate struggle for Hougoumont which has been immortalised in art, film and British Army legend. It goes on to cover the huge opening roar of the cannons of the Grand Battery. Covers the great strain on the defenders, the […] The post Episode 007 Waterloo Pt 2: Into the cannon’s mouth appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:47:21

Episode 006 Waterloo Pt1: Destiny dawns

10/1/2017
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The dawn of the day of Waterloo brings only fear, discomfort and suffering. This is the first in the Waterloo episodes series. It covers The feelings of the men and a most important breakfast. Why Napoleon felt he was onto a sure thing. The weather and terrain. The reasons why […] The post Episode 006 Waterloo Pt1: Destiny dawns appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.

Duration:00:49:39