Introduction The life and times of Emmeline Pankhurst: activist, political campaigner and agitator for women’s rights. What You’ll Hear 1:07: Suffragettes or Suffragists? 2:11: Early days 3:03: Political activity 5:26: World War I and its aftermath 6:05: Emigration, return and decline in health Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email…

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Introduction Over the weekend (October 2020), the British government announced another national lockdown, to last a minimum of four weeks, requiring all but essential service businesses to close. This wasn’t a surprise, with infection rates rising daily, but everyone in the country hoped it could be avoided. By Thursday, 5 November, bars, restaurants, gyms, cinemas…

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Introduction The story of Wu Zetian, China’s only female monarch, and her ruthless and bloodthirsty climb to the top. What You’ll Hear 1:07 Introduction 2:00 Arrival at court 3:27 Return to favour 4:33 Ascent to power 7:36 Death and legacy Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode…

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Introduction Cleopatra, her bloody quest for the throne and her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.   What You’ll Hear 1:02: Early days 1:58: Growth of influence 2:37: Relationship with Caesar 3:25: Return to Egypt 4:06: Relationship with Mark Antony Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This…

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Introduction This bonus show marks the 50th episode of the Time Pieces History Podcast. We talk about the inspiration and early episodes, as well as look at the future plans for the podcast. What You’ll Hear Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! Mentioned in This Episode 1:14: The…

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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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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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