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Time Pieces History: S4, E6: Boudicca

By Gudrun | Oct 8, 2020 |

Introduction The Iceni queen who took on the Romans   What you’ll hear 1:40: Background to conflict 2:30: Boudicca leads the uprising 3:35: Impact of the rebellion 4:24: Re-assertion of Roman authority Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No e-mail required.

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Time Pieces History: S4, E5: Agrippina

By Gudrun | Oct 6, 2020 |

Introduction The incredible life of Agrippina, Emperor Nero’s mother   What you’ll hear 1:35: Early life 2:18: Family and power struggles 5:01: Marriage to Claudius and rise to power 6:15: Exile and demise Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed!

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Time Pieces History: S4, E4: Lady Hyegyeong

By Gudrun | Oct 1, 2020 |

Introduction The peculiar life of a Korean princess   What you’ll hear 1:18: The Red Queen 1:58: Background and marriage 3:00: Prince Sado’s mental decline 3:34: Lady Hyegyeong’s memoirs 4:26: Death of Sado Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed.

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Time Pieces History: S4, E3: St Hilda

By Gudrun | Sep 29, 2020 |

Introduction The seventh century abbess and founder of Whitby Abbey   What you’ll hear 1:12: Hilda’s background 2:29: Introduction of Christianity 3:50: Abbesses 4:31: Hilda’s legacy This podcast was inspired by my Time Pieces History blogs on The Whitby Witches and Lindisfarne. For more on Whitby Abbey, try Visit Whitby and English Heritage Prefer to…

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Time Pieces History: S4, E2: L’Inconnue

By Gudrun | Sep 24, 2020 |

Introduction The remarkable afterlife of a girl found in the Seine   What you’ll hear 1:25: L’Inconnue & 19th century Paris 2:16: The Drowned Mona Lisa 3:19: CPR Anne 4:29: Legacy and afterthoughts Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed

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Time Pieces History: S4, E1: Bessie Smith

By Gudrun | Sep 22, 2020 |

Introduction The life and work of the Empress of the Blues   What you’ll hear 0:33: Introduction to Season 4 2:00: Who was Bessie Smith? 3:48: Early life and career 4:43: Stardom 6:05: Decline and death Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed!

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Defining the New Normal Arts Summit: a Review

By Gudrun | Sep 21, 2020 |

Introduction Last month, I participated in “Defining the New Normal”, an Arts Summit looking at the challenges faced by those in the arts, culture and heritage industries, with an emphasis on finding funding, especially post-Covid. Speakers and panellists were international experts, and sessions ran throughout the day, and the event was jointly hosted by the…

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Time Piece History: S3, B2: Arts Summit Review

By Gudrun | Sep 15, 2020 |

Introduction What we can learn from the Defining The New Normal arts summit   What you’ll hear 1:50: Why did I attend? 2:45: Digital technology 5:40: Donors and influencers 7:43: Transparency, value & unique story 10:01: Accessibility and inclusion 12:48: Being flexible and responding to change Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript…

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Time Pieces History: S3, B1: Tiana Wilson-Buys

By Gudrun | Sep 1, 2020 |

Introduction An interview with Tiana Wilson-Buys, productivity expert and history afficianado   What you’ll hear 1:08: About Tiana 2:20: Understanding history and learning its lessons 9:01: Common misunderstandings and misconceptions 15:25: Attracting visitors to heritage sites in a Covid-influenced world 23:52: Visiting historical characters Tiana’s Historiette blog can be found by clicking here. You can…

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