70 episodes

The Victorians were the first truly world wide, high speed, high tech civilisation, but they are often misunderstood. Your host, Chris Fernandez-Packham, will bust popular myths, cover events around the world, and focus on a people centric history. You will see how the Victorians shaped the world, changing it from the age of horse, musket, cannon and sail to the age of steam, rifle and iron in this monthly podcast with regular special episodes and bonus content. You will learn about Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, Volcanoes, Famines, great art, geography and so much more.



You will discover how the Victorians changed our landscapes, and mastered new energy forms that have led us to move from being a part of the natural world to shapers of it. You will learn how the modern world was created by the actions of the Victorians. You will learn how the Victorians gave birth to our modern understanding of weather, climate, history and even time and space.

AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)

    • History
    • 4.5 • 46 Ratings

The Victorians were the first truly world wide, high speed, high tech civilisation, but they are often misunderstood. Your host, Chris Fernandez-Packham, will bust popular myths, cover events around the world, and focus on a people centric history. You will see how the Victorians shaped the world, changing it from the age of horse, musket, cannon and sail to the age of steam, rifle and iron in this monthly podcast with regular special episodes and bonus content. You will learn about Queen Victoria, Charles Dickens, Volcanoes, Famines, great art, geography and so much more.



You will discover how the Victorians changed our landscapes, and mastered new energy forms that have led us to move from being a part of the natural world to shapers of it. You will learn how the modern world was created by the actions of the Victorians. You will learn how the Victorians gave birth to our modern understanding of weather, climate, history and even time and space.

    EP036 MEET THE PRISONERS

    EP036 MEET THE PRISONERS

    At 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 to walk a mile or two in a convicts shoe. The episode covers





    * Intro & reviews.

    * The cultural melting pot

    * A philosophy of civilisation?

    * Who were they, these desperado’s?

    * What is a historical prison?

    * The site and the barracks; evidence of the past & imaginations.

    * Prisoners; working for their own good and other people’s greed.

    * The transportation of civilisation.

    * Christian salvation was built into the land.

    * Christianity & criminal justice.





    If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at ageofvictoriapodcast@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @ageofvictoria, visit the website at www.ageofvictoriapodcast.com. The show also has a facebook page and group. Just search for Age of Victoria. Don’t forget to leave a review on Apple Podcasts, it takes less time than making a coffee. You can also subscribe for free on most major podcast apps. If you want to support the show on patreon, CLICK HERE or you can go to Patreon and search for age of victoria podcast or my name. Take care and bye for now.

    • 50 min
    EP035 THE UNFORTUNATE HANNAH HERBERT

    EP035 THE UNFORTUNATE HANNAH HERBERT

    How 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 it feel to be a convict?– Her voyage.– Another convict – Linus Wilson Miller.– His feelings & has journey.– The legal problems caused by convicts– An uneasy melting pot. If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.You can email me at ageofvictoriapodcast@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @ageofvictoria, visit the website at www.ageofvictoriapodcast.com. Or reach me on the Facebook page and group. Just search for Age of Victoria.Don’t forget to leave a review on Apple Podcasts, it takes less time than making a coffee.If you want to support the show on patreon, click here, or you can go to Patreon and search for age of victoria podcast or my name. 

    • 54 min
    MINI0019 Men Getting Dressed 1840’s style

    MINI0019 Men Getting Dressed 1840’s style

    Clothes maketh the man; but how did a gent dress in the 1840s? This episode features;





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    Intro & podcast update.



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    Clothing, class, and mindset.



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    Beauty standards.



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    Aspirational dressing.



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    Wasn’t it cold!



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    Men getting dressed in 1840.



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    Underwear.



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    Shaving – a risky business.



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    Shirts & sewing.



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    Trousers.



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    Waistcoats.



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    A riot of colour & overcoats.



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    Men get pockets; pistols optional.



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    Reviews and spoilers!







    Link for the art work is https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-derby-day/9QFrgLs_sK6O9Q?hl=en-GB&ms=%7B%22x%22%3A0.6521343994140625%2C%22y%22%3A0.656402587890625%2C%22z%22%3A10.463752784311872%2C%22size%22%3A%7B%22width%22%3A0.6957312011718749%2C%22height%22%3A0.6871948242187499%7D%7D



    Thanks for your listening. I hope you enjoy. If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at ageofvictoriapodcast@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @ageofvictoria, visit the website at www.ageofvictoriapodcast.com. The show also has a facebook page and group. Just search for Age of Victoria. Don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes, it takes less time than making a coffee. If you want to support the show on patreon, just click here, or you can go to Patreon and search for age of victoria podcast or my name.



     



     

    • 1 hr 6 min
    AOV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2020

    AOV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2020

    Merry 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 Turkey.





    Order above all – Spit Spot.





    Mince pies, and extraordinary mince pies





    What would the neighbours say?





    The birth of sweets





    Dying for a humbug





    Pass the arsenic.





    A Christmas Ghost story.





    You can find the full mince pie recipe here

    Thanks for your listening. I hope you enjoy. If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at ageofvictoriapodcast@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @ageofvictoria, visit the website at www.ageofvictoriapodcast.com. The show also has a facebook page and group. Just search for Age of Victoria. Don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes, it takes less time than making a coffee. If you want to support the show on patreon, just click here, or you can go to Patreon and search for age of victoria podcast or my name.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    EP034 HOW TO BUILD HELL

    EP034 HOW TO BUILD HELL

    The journey into Empire continues as we look at Tasmania, known as Van Diemen’s Land. Here the European settlers, the indigenous people, the convict system, the bush rangers, the lure of food, the battle for land, resulted in war, conquest and genocide. The birth pang of a new world was one of agony, yet the future of a unique culture and the amazing beauty of the island were in stark contrast to the declared British ambition of making it the ultimate penal hell. Join me for the complex and painful settlement of Tasmania, and its incorporation into the Empire.







    This episode covers





    Guest promo and thank you’s.





    The brief history of Tasmania and the amazing geograph and ecosystem.





    Settlement and strategic necessity – keeping the French out.





    First contact goes wrong – the Risdon Cove Massacre.





    Mad Tom loves a drink.





    Governor Sorrell vs the outlaws.





    The sad death of the Tasmanian Whisky Industry – murdered in 1839





    The Black War begins – the stage is set for genocide.





    Tools of the trade – muskets & raiding.





    A terrible place for a soldier – why colonial Van Diemen’s Land was feared.





    What was left after? A land of possibilities.





    The forgotten – listening to the descendants.





    Thanks for your listening. I hope you enjoy. If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at ageofvictoriapodcast@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @ageofvictoria, visit the website at www.ageofvictoriapodcast.com. The show also has a facebook page and group. Just search for Age of Victoria. Don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes, it takes less time than making a coffee. If you want to support the show on patreon, just click here, or you can go to Patreon and search for age of victoria podcast or my name.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    EP033 (PT2) WHO OWNS THE LAND?

    EP033 (PT2) WHO OWNS THE LAND?

    The journey into Empire continues as we look more closely at the Australia’s, and the difficult issues of landownership, native rights, and how land can tie to identity. I also cover the culture clash between the Europeans and the Indigenous Peoples. This is part 2, which covers more of the background of Empire in the Australia’s, the First & Second Fleets, the impact of liberalism and the difference in world views between the Europeans and the Indigenous Peoples, the lure of food, the battle for land, the place of science and the timeline leading to the early Victorian Era in the Australia’s. If you haven’t listened to pt1 yet, I suggest you do that before listening to this.

    Thanks for your listening. I hope you enjoy. If you want to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me at ageofvictoriapodcast@gmail.com, follow me on twitter @ageofvictoria, visit the website at www.ageofvictoriapodcast.com. The show also has a facebook page and group. Just search for Age of Victoria. Don’t forget to leave a review on iTunes, it takes less time than making a coffee. If you want to support the show on patreon, just click here, or you can go to Patreon and search for age of victoria podcast or my name.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Amy3561 ,

Brilliant podcast

I’ve recently found this podcast and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it! Luck lily there’s lots of episodes to catch up in and I love the variety of subjects covered, especially in minisodes. Thank you very much for your work, can’t wait to hear more!!

Cantplaypool ,

Sorry I haven’t reviewed before!

I love this podcast, the host has a lovely soft voice and presents the story with humour, respect and facts. As a bit of a newfound victorio-Phile (is that a thing) listening to this show in chronological order has filled in many a gap. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. The latest episodes on colonial Australia I have really liked as I’m always interested in that part of British History.

LukeBax ,

Thorough research

This is a thoroughly researched history podcast that goes into proper detail. The current episode I am listening to about the colonisation of Tasmania is fantastic. It’s very grim in parts but Chris lightens the tone with a beautiful description of the countryside of the island and tales of Governor Mad Tom and his drinking habits.

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