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 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 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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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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