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The history you don't already know from the 2000-year story of London. The people, power struggles, and pomp and circumstance of the fierce city are brought to you by Satu and PJ.

Fierce City: A London History Podcast Fierce City

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

The history you don't already know from the 2000-year story of London. The people, power struggles, and pomp and circumstance of the fierce city are brought to you by Satu and PJ.

    #16 Nell Gwyn: A Star is Born

    #16 Nell Gwyn: A Star is Born

    In which we meet London's most famous royal mistress, and follow her as she conquers the theatre, the public and the heart of King Charles II.

    • 51 min
    #15 The Hatton Garden Heist

    #15 The Hatton Garden Heist

    In which a gang of elderly criminals pull off the caper of the century. Featuring: impenetrable vaults, diamonds and gold, shady accomplices and a mysterious cassette tape. 

    • 40 min
    #14 What London Stole

    #14 What London Stole

    In which we roam the halls of London’s museums, mainly the British Museum, and figure out where all those precious objects, stones, marbles and bronze heads originally came from. Featuring shady English earls, amazing African empires, and spooky ghost stations.

    • 45 min
    #13 God Save the Queen: Vivienne Westwood starts punk

    #13 God Save the Queen: Vivienne Westwood starts punk

    In which Vivienne Westwood meets Malcolm McLaren, makes the Kings Road cool again and invents the punk look. Featuring the Sex Pistols, 1970s London and the world's least consumer-friendly shop.

    • 48 min
    #12 The Gin Panic

    #12 The Gin Panic

    In which Londoners in the early 1700s enjoy their gin, the toffs try and take it away from them, and the street hawkers come up with some ingenious ways to keep everyone sozzled. Featuring the gin vending machine, a shocked queen and a slice of life from Hogarthian London.

    • 41 min
    #11 Suffragettes' Darkest Hour: Black Friday

    #11 Suffragettes' Darkest Hour: Black Friday

    In which the Suffragettes battle the police to reach the doors of Parliament. Featuring: Churchill, Mrs Pankhurst, a gang of roughs, and a band of tough ladies.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Tonycannot ,

Love it!

Delightful hosts, thorough storytelling, and compelling subjects. Doing the city proud!

salliefromseattle ,

understated and absolutely delightful

deliciously listenable accents and fun friends abound. if you’re an expat missing home or a previous Londoner dying to go back, this is the podcast for you.

kelseyinlalaland ,

Interesting Podcast Exploring Unique History

This is a fun podcast examining some of the unusual/underappreciated aspects of London history. I find it easy to listen to and entertaining-- I especially enjoyed the recent Oscar Wilde episode in which the hosts acted out some scenes from the trials. Looking forward to hearing what else they cover.

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