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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
    • 4.8 • 183 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.

    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.







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    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
    EP033 (PT1) WHO OWNS THE LAND?

    EP033 (PT1) 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 aborigines. This episode then breaks and in part 2, it will cover more of the background of Empire in the Australia’s, the impact of liberalism and the difference in world views between the Europeans and the Aborigines, and the timeline leading to the early Victorian Era in the Australia’s.

    This part covers





    Thank you’s to Patrons, and listener reviews.





    Elaboration on listener feedback/comments.





    The complexity of ethnic identity in the UK.





    The idea of conquest as a legitimate means of ownership





    Indigenous rights as a concept





    The culture clash between Europeans and the Aborigines at a high level





    Terra Nulis and settlement.





    To whom the law applies





    The first steps to human rights





    Break for end of part 1.





    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.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 Ratings

Hollyoke ,

Excellent podcast!

Mr. Fernandez Packham’s podcast is a treasure. Normally, I tend towards ancient and medieval history podcasts. The 19th century has been “too modern” for my tastes so far. Yet this podcast has captured my attention, and I love every minute of it. The detail of the Napoleonic wars (I am barely at the Congress of Vienna at this point) combined with little and no so little “delves” into the daily and the mundane of the Victorian era through the mini-modes is rich, informative, and pleasant to listen to. I am learning and having a great time at the same time. I am even a bit torn between bingeing on the rest of the episodes until I catch up to the current ones and slowing down a bit to prolong the delightful learning.

tsar1900 ,

Great!

Love this podcast, very well done, one of the best.

GO-Runner ,

Excellent show

Christopher’s show has been accompanying my long distance runs for the past year and I must say it’s been a wonderful work out tool as I often find myself running further than planned just to finish one of his captivating episodes. Listening to this podcast has spurred me to read several Victorian classics with a new understanding and context.

Sincerely,
A grateful American

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