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English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites, and brings the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.

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English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites, and brings the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk

    Episode 200 - Little wonders: six hidden historic gems to visit in 2023

    Episode 200 - Little wonders: six hidden historic gems to visit in 2023

    This week, we’re making our own little piece of history as we reach episode 200 of the English Heritage Podcast. To celebrate, we’re joined by English Heritage’s Chief Executive Kate Mavor and Head of Learning and Interpretation Dr Dominique Bouchard to discuss six amazing but little-known sites to visit in 2023, which have all benefitted from a major project to re-tell their stories in new and exciting ways.

    To plan a visit to any of our sites, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit

    • 57 min
    Episode 199 - Lady Anne Clifford and the fight for five castles

    Episode 199 - Lady Anne Clifford and the fight for five castles

    We’re joined by Senior Properties Historian Steven Brindle and historian Karen Hearn to discuss the story of Lady Anne Clifford (1590–1676). As High Sheriff of Westmorland and the last member of one of England’s great medieval dynasties, she became something of a legend in her own lifetime and has remained a celebrated figure in the history of northern England ever since. We’ll reveal how, after fighting a 40-year battle for her right to inherit her father’s estates, she devoted herself to restoring and enhancing the castles and churches on her lands.

    To read more about Lady Anne Clifford’s life, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/histories/women-in-history/anne-clifford

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 198 - Osborne and Victorian politics, diplomacy and Empire

    Episode 198 - Osborne and Victorian politics, diplomacy and Empire

    This week we’re returning to Osborne, Queen Victoria’s home on the Isle of Wight. With its sandy beach and beautiful gardens, it’s often been depicted as something of a holiday home for Victoria and her family. But, as we’ll discover, this impressive island retreat was also a real political powerhouse. Joining us to explain more are English Heritage’s Properties Historians’ Team Leader Dr Andrew Hann and Dr Lee Butcher, who researched Osborne’s place as a global diplomatic hub as part of his PhD studies.

    To discover more about Osborne or plan a visit, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/osborne

    • 55 min
    Episode 197 - Ask the experts: everything you want to know about the Tudors

    Episode 197 - Ask the experts: everything you want to know about the Tudors

    This week, we’re joined in the studio by Senior Properties Historian Dr Amy Boyington and Properties Curator Roy Porter to answer all your questions about the Tudors. Discover what Henry VIII’s relationship was like with his father, if Jane Seymour was the favourite of his six wives and whether he bonded with his own children. Plus, we’ll reveal what treats you might have found at a Tudor feast, what sports the Tudors liked to play and which Tudor monarch might be considered the greatest of them all.

    To learn more about life in Tudor England, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/story-of-england/tudors

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 196 - The remarkable life and legacy of naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace

    Episode 196 - The remarkable life and legacy of naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace

    This month marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of an English biologist, naturalist and explorer who helped develop the theory of evolution in the middle of the 19th century. No, we’re not talking about Charles Darwin, but rather his contemporary Alfred Russel Wallace. Joining us to talk about Wallace’s life, his blue plaque and the role he played in the development of evolutionary theory, is Senior Historian for the blue plaques scheme, Howard Spencer, and Head Gardener at Home of Charles Darwin – Down House, Antony O’Rourke.

    To learn more about our blue plaques scheme, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/blue-plaques
    To plan a visit to Down House, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/downhouse

    • 53 min
    Episode 195 – Winter warmers: what our ancestors ate at the coldest time of year

    Episode 195 – Winter warmers: what our ancestors ate at the coldest time of year

    We’re joined by English Heritage’s Senior Gardens Advisor Dr Michael Klemperer and historian and author Emma Kay to embark on a culinary odyssey from prehistory to Victorian times and reveal what our ancestors ate during the cold months of winter. Discover how Neolithic hunter gatherers sustained themselves, what the Romans did for our diet and the tasty treats you might have found on the table of a Tudor king.

    To see a timeline of food in Britain, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/history/food-and-feasting-at-stonehenge/food-timeline

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

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Loved Seaside Episode!

Fascinating history of the British seaside and the spas/resorts. Entertaining and very informative!! Thank you.

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Great podcast

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