The story of the how the Victorians shaped the world.
EP041 ROOTS OF BLOOD
50:34With the hardships of the voyage across the ocean over, the settlers had to build a life in South Africa. An unsettled land, with slavery, war, opportunity, growth and social conflict, early colonial South Africa was no paradise for the rich and idle of Britain. For the lucky and hard working, their were opportunities and […] The post EP041 ROOTS OF BLOOD appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.
EP040 ACROSS THE SEAS
43:20An empire lives on the backs of people; its own or those it conquers. For the British, South Africa needed colonists to clear the forests, build the farms, and man the armies. But getting them from Britain to South Africa was no easy task. Learn about the hard start to a colonists voyage from the […] The post EP040 ACROSS THE SEAS appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.
EP039 BLOOD ON THE LAND
49:57The story of the British Empire in South Africa continues. The first battles were being won, but the cost was blood on the soil, spilt by the British and shed by the native peoples as well as the soldiers in red. This episode covers Intro & reviews. Col Graham and the imperial mindset. Warfare is […] The post EP039 BLOOD ON THE LAND appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.
EP038 A TOEHOLD IN AFRICA
47:32The British Empire was vast, but it didn’t spring up over night. South Africa was a vital imperial staging post, then a fledgling colony. The story of how it got to be is intimately linked to the land and the people. Start the next series on empire, this episode covers Intro and reviews Why South […] The post EP038 A TOEHOLD IN AFRICA appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.
EP037 INSIDE THE GATES OF HELL
44:39Prison is never nice, but the Victorian prison of Port Arthur in Van Diemen’s Land combined starvation, deprivation, desperation, and isolation. It was considered a hell on Earth. This episode covers: Intro & reviews. Guest podcast promo’s A vision of a better future. Reality check – isolation and mental health Narrowly avoiding prison The problems […] The post EP037 INSIDE THE GATES OF HELL appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.
4TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – LOVELACE AND BABBAGE
58:29To celebrate the 4th anniversary, the episode will be all about Lovelace and Babbage; the true inventors of the computer age. The episode covers Intro & reviews. “There must be an easier way to do this” – why being lazy can change the world What were these engines? Ada Lovelace, a life in Technicolour Ada’s […] The post 4TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – LOVELACE AND BABBAGE appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.
EP036 MEET THE PRISONERS
50:20At its heart, a prison is the people. But what kind of people ended up in the hellish Port Arthur Prison in Van Diemen’s Land? Was it really just for the worst of the worst? Or was it a machine that simple chewed people up indiscriminately. How can we begin to understand it. Join me […] The post EP036 MEET THE PRISONERS appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.
EP035 THE UNFORTUNATE HANNAH HERBERT
54:37How does it feel to be cast out? To lose everything you’ve ever known and be sent to the ends of the world? Want to understand what being a convict transported to Tasmania feels like? This show is for you. It covers; – Intro & reviews. – Introducing Hannah to the Court. – How did […] The post EP035 THE UNFORTUNATE HANNAH HERBERT appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.
MINI0019 Men Getting Dressed 1840’s style
1:06:03Clothes maketh the man; but how did a gent dress in the 1840s? This episode features; Intro & podcast update. Clothing, class, and mindset. Beauty standards. Aspirational dressing. Wasn’t it cold! Men getting dressed in 1840. Underwear. Shaving – a risky business. Shirts & sewing. Trousers. Waistcoats. A riot of colour & overcoats. Men get […] The post MINI0019 Men Getting Dressed 1840’s style appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.
AOV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2020
1:06:22Merry Christmas everyone. What a year, so lets round it off in comfort. This special episode features. Thank you’s. Quick chat about Victorian Christmas Cards Introducing Mrs Beeton, and the standardisation of recipes. Why running a household really was difficult. A valet or a butler? Hints of gender conflicts and the danger of left over […] The post AOV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2020 appeared first on AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST.