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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

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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 70 - Voices of England: The history hiding in the English landscape

    Episode 70 - Voices of England: The history hiding in the English landscape

    This week we’re joined by anthropologist and author Mary-Ann Ochota to discover the history hiding in plain sight in the English landscape. These features include everything from burial mounds, hill forts and stone circles, to figures carved into chalk hills and the network of ancient paths that crisscross the country. Listen on to learn about the relics the Romans left behind, the legacy of the enclosures and how easy it is to ‘read’ the landscape today.

    To order a signed copy of Mary-Ann’s book, Hidden Histories: A Spotter’s Guide to the British Landscape, go to www.maryannochota.com/apps/webstore

    To discover more about how England has been shaped by different influences over time, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/voicesofengland

    • 50 min
    Episode 69 - Atomic fallout: The story of York Cold War Bunker

    Episode 69 - Atomic fallout: The story of York Cold War Bunker

    On the 75th anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the Second World War, we’re looking back at the long period of military tension that followed. The Cold War between communist Russia and the democratic West was effectively a war of ideologies. But it was also a war in which newly discovered nuclear weapons had the potential to destroy civilisation. One of the eerie monuments to that era is York Cold War bunker in northern England – and joining us to discuss its story while stationed in the depths of the bunker is senior curator Kevin Booth.

    Unfortunately the bunker remains closed to the public at this time, but to discover more about this site, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/york-cold-war-bunker.

    • 35 min
    Episode 68 - Keeping up appearances: Exploring the history of makeup

    Episode 68 - Keeping up appearances: Exploring the history of makeup

    This week we’re joined by fashion historian Amber Butchart and makeup artist Rebecca Butterworth to discuss the history of makeup and their experiences as the presenters of our popular series of makeup tutorials on YouTube, which explain how to get iconic looks through the ages, from Roman times to the 1940s. Listen on to discover how cosmetics have evolved over time, what they discovered making the series and their favourite historic look to recreate at home.

    To watch our series of historic makeup tutorials, go to https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLx2QMoA1Th9dyD5zTlnkvOVZuFYKFXYT9

    • 42 min
    Episode 67 - Party at the palace: Socialising with the Courtaulds at Etlham Palace in the 1930s

    Episode 67 - Party at the palace: Socialising with the Courtaulds at Etlham Palace in the 1930s

    This week, we’re heading back to the 1930s and a property that was something of a party palace. Eltham Palace and gardens, nestled in south-east London, is rich in history, with royal residents that include Edward II, a young Henry VIII and Charles I, who was the last king to visit before the Civil War.
    After centuries of neglect, Eltham was then leased to millionaire socialites Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933, who remodelled it as the Art Deco mansion that exists today. Joining us to discuss Etlham’s history and the lives of its colourful residents and visitors is English Heritage’s properties historians team leader, Dr Andrew Hann.

    To discover more about Eltham Palace or plan a visit, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/eltham

    • 39 min
    Episode 66 - Voices of England: How the railways shaped the nation

    Episode 66 - Voices of England: How the railways shaped the nation

    This year English Heritage are celebrating the many ways the past has shaped our nation and this week, at a time when mobility is still restricted, we’re looking back at when a new mode of transport changed life in England forever. Before Britain fell in love with the motor car, and long before the dawn of international flights to exotic destinations, the dawn of rail travel marked a new chapter in England’s story. We’re joined by head collections curator, Dr Matt Thompson, to discuss the railways’ lasting legacy on the cultural and physical landscape of England.

    To discover more about how different influences helped to shape the story of England, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/voicesofengland

    • 37 min
    Episode 65 - From home to heritage: 30 years of care at Brodsworth Hall

    Episode 65 - From home to heritage: 30 years of care at Brodsworth Hall

    On the 30th anniversary of Brodsworth Hall and Gardens in South Yorkshire being gifted to the nation, we are joined by senior curator Kevin Booth, head gardener Dan Hale and head curator of collections Martin Allfrey to chart the rise, fall and revival of this grand country home that was built for the Thelluson family and their servants in the 1860s. Discover how it came to be in English Heritage’s care, why the decision was made to conserve the property ‘as found’ and how it was reopened to visitors in 1995 to share its remarkable stories.

    To discover more about Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, go to www.english-heritage.org.uk/brodsworth

    • 47 min

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