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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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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Introduction Deva, the Roman town we now know as Chester   What you’ll hear 0:57: Chester’s origins 1:38: Strategic importance and town layout 2:40: The ampitheatre 4:19 Excavating the ampitheatre Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed!

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Introduction Looking at life in the Roman Army, how it was structured, and what life was like for the soldiery. What you’ll hear 1:00: Overview of the Army 2:08: Loyalty and Retirement 2:38: Organisation 3:56: During Peacetime Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no e-mail required!

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Introduction Today, I’m reflecting on the Time Pieces History Project, which finished on Tuesday. A year ago, I was wondering how to bring my passion for history into my work as a copywriter and content marketer. I wasn’t sure how to get into the industry as a writer-for-hire, because I didn’t have any connections or…

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First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Pompeii. Pompeii – Introduction to Item 100 My final place is somewhere that has been top of my list of must-see spots for more…

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Vienna – Introduction to Item 99 For my final two places, and the last two blogs in the Time Pieces History Project, I want to look at cities (and countries) I have yet to visit, but hope to do so very soon. At the time of publishing this, in June 2020, the world is slowly…

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First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – El Retiro Park. El Retiro Park – Introduction to Item 98 I first visited Spain when I was about four, although strictly speaking we…

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First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – Antwerp. Antwerp – Introduction to Item 97 Along with Leiden, Antwerp in Belgium is somewhere I visited a lot as a child, and have…

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