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Hidden Histories sees Helen Carr exploring some of the country's hidden treasures, as she and some of our finest historians scramble through the actual spaces where history happened. Whether she's visiting the whorehouses of Covent Garden, or retracing the steps of the Peasants Revolt, Helen and her guests are a delightful guide to the hidden histories that lie just off the beaten track.

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Hidden Histories sees Helen Carr exploring some of the country's hidden treasures, as she and some of our finest historians scramble through the actual spaces where history happened. Whether she's visiting the whorehouses of Covent Garden, or retracing the steps of the Peasants Revolt, Helen and her guests are a delightful guide to the hidden histories that lie just off the beaten track.

    Sarah Goldsmith on the Grand Tour

    Sarah Goldsmith on the Grand Tour

    Sarah Goldsmith talks about the Grand Tour as a rite of passage for young men. These young men went abroad to learn things about art and architecture. She also discusses the way the Grand Tour intersected with military rites of passage and how some grand tourists ended up at the Battle of Waterloo. To follow Sarah Goldsmith: @S_Goldsmith_


    This was produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Follow their work here: https://twitter.com/ahrcpress


    Producer: Peter Curry @petedoeshistory
     
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    • 26 Min.
    Joanne Paul on Anne Dowriche and the French Revolution

    Joanne Paul on Anne Dowriche and the French Revolution

    Joanne Paul talks to Helen about Anne Dowriche. Dowriche was a 16th century writer, usually classified as a pious writer. Joanne casts her instead as a deeply political writer, and explains how her commentaries on the wars of religion were a rare example of political writing from a Tudor woman. To find out more about Joanne's work, follow her on Twitter: @Joanne_Paul_ Or check out her website: https://www.joannepaul.com/about


    This was produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Follow their work here: https://twitter.com/ahrcpress


    Producer: Peter Curry @petedoeshistory
     
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    • 23 Min.
    Rachel Hewitt on the History of Women, the Outdoors and the Safety of the Streets

    Rachel Hewitt on the History of Women, the Outdoors and the Safety of the Streets

    Rachel Hewitt talks to Helen about women in sports and mountaineering, and how that plays into perceptions of women generally, as well as informing current gendered perceptions of who gets to use public spaces. Women are subject to a myriad network of social pressures, many of which are informed by previous perceptions of history. Sports play a large role in constructing such social pressures. As Pierre de Coubertin, the creator of the Olympic Games in their present form, once said: "Sports are not in women's nature."


    To follow Dr Rachel Hewitt, follow her on twitter @drrachelhewitt or go to her website: https://rachelhewitt.org/


    This was produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Follow their work here: https://twitter.com/ahrcpress


    Producer: Peter Curry @petedoeshistory
     
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    • 36 Min.
    Emily Cock on Disability in the Early Modern Period

    Emily Cock on Disability in the Early Modern Period

    Emily Cock talks to Helen about Thomas Fairfax, the Civil War general who used a wheelchair, as well as the history of disability more generally. What did it mean to have facial scars in the 17th century, and how did the Earl of Arlington use a scar on his nose to curry favour with Charles II?


    Thomas Fairfax's wheelchair: https://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/pre-20th-century-conflict/art549698-thomas-fairfax-english-civil-war-wheelchair
    One of Arise Evans' visions: https://www.exclassics.com/pamphlets/pamph019.htm
    Louis XIV in his wheelchair: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/king-louis-xiv-of-france-in-his-wheelchair-in-front-of-the-news-photo/145501029
    National Portrait Gallery image of Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw00179/Henry-Bennet-1st-Earl-of-Arlington?LinkID=mp00134&role=sit&rNo=0


    To see what Emily is up to, follow her on twitter: @EmilyNCock


    This was produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Follow their work here: https://twitter.com/ahrcpress


    Producer: Peter Curry @petedoeshistory
     
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    • 25 Min.
    Louisa Egbunike on the Nigeria-Biafra War Through the Arts

    Louisa Egbunike on the Nigeria-Biafra War Through the Arts

    Louisa Egbunike discusses the history of the Nigeria-Biafra war, and particularly how Nigerians responded to the war through the visual and written arts. To follow more of Louisa's work, follow her on twitter at @LouisaEgbunike. Unfortunately, there were a few connection issues in the recording of this podcast, and the sound may be a little patchy at times. Many apologies if you have any issues!


    Below is a list of the visual artists and poets that Louisa discusses to help you in your own research:


    Obiora Udechukwu
    Uche Okeke
    Christopher Okigbo
    Flora Nwapa
    Buchi Emecheta
    Chinua Achebe
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


    The traditional Igbo art form is called Uli, and the wikipedia can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uli_(design)


    This was produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Follow their work here: https://twitter.com/ahrcpress


    Producer: Peter Curry @petedoeshistory
     
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    • 23 Min.
    Sophie Oliver on Jean Rhys

    Sophie Oliver on Jean Rhys

    Sophie Oliver talks to Helen about Jean Rhys, the author of Wide Sargasso Sea, intended as a prequel to Jane Eyre. Sophie talks about how she practices history, and the role of objects in literary history.


    To follow Sophie's work: @sophieolive @LivUniEnglish @LivUni


    This was produced in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Follow their work here: https://twitter.com/ahrcpress


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    • 22 Min.

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Excellent History Podcast. Great Host. Love it. 👍😊

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