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The British Isles have thousands of years of history, so it's weird that all most people were taught at school was World War Two, how many wives Henry VIII had and that the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066 (always worth a try if you are trying to guess someones pin number).
If you've always wanted to learn about all the bits between these events, but only if it can be done in a random and eclectic manner why not try Consistently Eccentric? A podcast where each week you can listen in while I tell one of my friends a story about a lesser known person or event in British history, the weirder and less believable the better.

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Consistently Eccentric Joe Heathcote

    • History
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The British Isles have thousands of years of history, so it's weird that all most people were taught at school was World War Two, how many wives Henry VIII had and that the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066 (always worth a try if you are trying to guess someones pin number).
If you've always wanted to learn about all the bits between these events, but only if it can be done in a random and eclectic manner why not try Consistently Eccentric? A podcast where each week you can listen in while I tell one of my friends a story about a lesser known person or event in British history, the weirder and less believable the better.

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    The Creole Mutiny - A rare occasion when the British took on the role of 'good guys'

    The Creole Mutiny - A rare occasion when the British took on the role of 'good guys'

    Today it is the promise of free healthcare that tempts Americans to move north to Canada, but in the 1800s for slaves toiling in the plantations of Virginia it was the promise of freedom in general that drew them to the great white north.
    Unfortunately for Madison Washington it was only once he had made it safely to Canada that he realised he had forgotten his wife. Returning to rescue her proved to be more eventful than Washington was hoping, sparking an international incident and indirectly contributing to the start of a war.
    Guest Host: Jack Heathcote

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    • 53 min
    Louisa May Merrifield - Oh I do like to be beside the seaside (when committing crimes)

    Louisa May Merrifield - Oh I do like to be beside the seaside (when committing crimes)

    To start the new year we are heading to the classic English resort of Blackpool to talk about a woman who just wanted to retire to a nice bungalow in the sunshine.
    Never mind that Louisa Merrifield was only 46 and had no savings and a drinking problem when she made this decision. She was the kind of person who believed that where there was a will their was a way...
    ...in this case the will of a 79 year old widower called Sarah Ricketts.
    Guest Host: Ollie Green

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Black Agnes - I'm the Queen of the Castle, you're a dirty Earl of Salisbury

    Black Agnes - I'm the Queen of the Castle, you're a dirty Earl of Salisbury

    A shorter but still very sweet episode this week so as not to interrupt your New Year's Eve merrymaking too much.
    We are covering the tale of a Scottish noblewoman who was singularly unimpressed with the English having another bash at conquering her homeland and who decided that she was not going to just let them into her castle.
    Despite the presence of siege weapons and being outnumbered by well over 2,000 to 1.
    Was she brave? Was she suicidal? Did the English fight fairly or resort to dirty tricks? Find out the answers to these questions and more in the final episode of 2021!
    Guest Host: Emma Heathcote

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    • 36 min
    Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe - I'm dreaming of the whitest Christmas

    Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe - I'm dreaming of the whitest Christmas

    This Christmas Eve why not get snuggly in front of a roaring fire and join us to listen to the tale of Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe. Despite his Antarctic scientific mission falling apart almost immediately he was young and naive enough to think he would have no problems spending a winter in one of the coldest places on earth with only one friend, a handful of tools and barely any condiments at all.
    A feat of human endurance that was as pointless as it was completely avoidable Thomas Wyatt Bagshawe proved beyond a doubt that you can always find some science to do if you look hard enough (though obviously not too hard to minimise the risk of snow blindness.)
    Guest Host: Harry Heathcote

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    • 41 min
    Tom Bawcock - Let's see about getting you a lucky seven shall we?

    Tom Bawcock - Let's see about getting you a lucky seven shall we?

    This week it is a Mutiny Episode with Emma telling the story and Joe being completely clueless to what is going on.
    We are going to the tip of Cornwall and the 16th century to discuss the legend that is a fisherman called Tom, who may or may not have saved an entire village from resorting to cannibalism. We discuss the cultural impact of his heroism that persists to this day, and the modern addition of cats to the story.
    With a bonus recipe for a vert special fish pie!
    Guest Host: Joe Heathcote

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    • 43 min
    Thomas Darling - How do I keep getting into these 'scapes?

    Thomas Darling - How do I keep getting into these 'scapes?

    This week we travel to Burton to reflect on the strange tale of Thomas Darling, a young boy who found himself plagued by witches and demons. Was he really cursed? Was he just trying to get out of chores? You can be the judge, but either way you will hopefully learn a valuable lesson about farting on your elders.
    Featuring guest appearances from a Puritan Exorcist and Beelzebub, the lord of the flies!
    Guest Host: Ollie Green

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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Jtvu1998 ,

Amazing

Absolutely amazing podcast! I learn some much for listening to this! Keep going guys!

OllieJGrun ,

Constantly Brilliant.

Some of the lines that come from this podcast. Brilliant!
Joe is great at story telling and these are genuine stories from history that you will not of heard of. Go Listen!

jobt10 ,

Consistentlyeccentic, consistently fab!

These podcasts had me hooked from the start, you feel as if you’re listening in on a private conversation and learning snippets of interesting history that you would never learn at school. Brilliant, witty, and utterly engrossing.

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