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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

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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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    William Chaloner

    William Chaloner

    From humble beginnings in the nail mills of Birmingham rose an artisan for the ages. An amoral money making machine called William Chaloner!
    Join us as we explore the repercussions of one of the most epic midlife crises in recorded history. With a special guest appearence from Sir Issac Newton.
    Guest host: Matt Hare

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    • 36 min
    Hubert Cecil Booth

    Hubert Cecil Booth

    When Civil Engineers go wild! This week we are talking about an Edwardian gentleman who's side hustle made him the toast of housewives across England. You'll be amazed at what he could do with his hose.
    Guest presenter: Jack Heathcote

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    • 46 min
    The First FA Cup

    The First FA Cup

    Today we learn about the origin of the worlds oldest football trophy. If the origins of the FA prove anything it is that even in Victorian England people in London have always assumed that the rest of the country don't matter, and that nobody can really be bothered travelling to Scotland. Look out for the fancy socks!
    Guest Host: Matt Hare

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    • 41 min
    Dorothy Lawrence

    Dorothy Lawrence

    Meet Dorothy, an idealistic teenager dreaming of becoming a respected journalist. When a world war breaks out she looks beyond the unspeakable horror and sees the chance of a lifetime. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll ultimately agree that it really wasn't worth the effort and sacrifice.
    *Now with completely unrelated bonus musical intro*

    Guest Presenter: Jack Heathcote

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    • 38 min
    Richard Grenville

    Richard Grenville

    Richard Grenville, a Tudor noble with a point to prove, though quite what that point was is hard to figure out. Come with us as we follow an entitled toff on misadventures across the globe.
    Guest presenter: Matt Hare

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Loch Line (Omnibus edition)

    The Loch Line (Omnibus edition)

    The Loch Line Company. Founded by a pair of Glasgow industrialists with the noble goal of preserving the sanctity of sail power in the new world of steam. Their sailors loved them but, as we will learn, it appears that God didn't. Prepare to get wet with the most cursed ships that have ever sailed from the British Isles!
    Guest Host: Emma Heathcote

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    • 51 min

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