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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My fifth year of business is once again being marked here in rural Brittany, France, where I’ve been with my family since March. I’m pleased with how Gudrun Lauret Copywriting is doing, but as always, I feel I could do better. Of course, while I intend to review how things have changed for me in…

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Introduction Slavery and societal power structures in Ancient Rome What you’ll hear 1:09 Naming and societal conventions 2:11 Plebian Uprisings 2:58 Patriarchy and marriage 4:24 Slavery 5:52 Criminals Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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