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 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 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 A look at gods and religion in the Ancient Roman world   What you’ll hear 1:00: Early Roman Gods 2:06: Banquet for the Gods 3:26: The Imperial Cult 5:55: Rise of Christianity Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Introduction Looking at the lives of Roman Gladiators What you’ll hear: 0:58: Who were Gladiators 2:02: Schools and Training 3:40: The Gladiator Games 5:33: Emperors as Gladiators 6:02: Retirement Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Introduction A look at Segedunum, a Roman fort on the north bank of the Tyne   What you’ll hear 0:55: What is Segedunum? 2:32: Segedunum origins 3:06 Post-Roman Empire 3:40: Roman Standards   Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! You can visit the official Segedunum website here.

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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 The Roman fort of Arbeia, in South Shields   What You’ll Hear 1:04 Introduction to Arbeia 2:44 The Commanding Officer’s Quarters 3:22 Other Accommodation 4:25 The Granary Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by many enjoyable visits to the fort itself, which is…

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  Introdution Exploring the Roman tradition of banqueting. What You’ll Hear 1:04: What banquets looked like 2:14: Entertainment and food 3:20: Sadistic shenanigans 4:05: The Vomitorium   Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required!

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Introduction The construction of Hadrian’s Wall and why it was significant.   What You’ll Hear 1:00: The Emperor Hadrian 2:22: Construction of the Wall 3:55: Structures along the Wall 5:25: Shrines to local gods 6:02: After Hadrian Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by…

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