Introduction The British flying pioneer   What you’ll hear 1:23: Early life 2:04: First flights 3:03: Record attempts 4:10: Life and achievements 5:19: Death Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript. No email needed.

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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 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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