54 episodes

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)

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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.

    EP026 The railway is coming!

    EP026 The railway is coming!

    The railway is here. What a change Britain was about to see! A herald of a new age, and new way of life. Something new in human history. This episode covers;





    The English landscape and the train 1820-1840.





    Early trains & popular .





    Economic impacts.





    Canal and coach monopolies.





    Slum clearance & Agar Town.





    A riot in Basingstoke.





    Triumph of the railways.





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    • 1 hr 4 min
    BONUS CHAT WITH THE SIECLE PODCAST – BRITAIN AND FRANCE AFTER WATERLOO

    BONUS CHAT WITH THE SIECLE PODCAST – BRITAIN AND FRANCE AFTER WATERLOO

    Bonus episode of The Age of Victoria & The Siècle! Learn about the differences between how France and Britain experienced the years after Waterloo in a conversation between your host Chris Fernandez-Packham and David Montgomery, host of the Siecle Podcast.

    We chat about the state of Britain and France after the battle of Waterloo, to around 1830. I really enjoyed this opportunity chat to a fellow history fan. British and French history is deeply entwined and getting perspectives of each was fascinating. If you haven’t listened to the Siecle, please do because it is covering the same period as the Age of Victoria, but for the French. It will increase your understanding of the C19th immensely and is also extremely enjoyable.

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    You can listen on iTunes and subscribe for free to get all the latest episodes, or even leave me a review. The show is also on Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean and you can also listen via the website at ageofvictoriapodcast.com. Don’t forget to tell your friends.

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    • 38 min
    MINI017 Great things are done when men and mountains meet

    MINI017 Great things are done when men and mountains meet

    Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.” -William Blake

    Join me for this adventurous minisode.

    This show has





    Setting the scene; literature and the quest for adventure.





    How Victorian masculinity was shaped by adventure literature.



    The mountains effect on our minds



    An ordinary boy from Surrey gets a job oversea’s.





    The philosophy of mountains in the Victorian era.





    A dangerous climb.





    A woman’s place is seeking adventure..





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    You can listen on iTunes and subscribe for free to get all the latest episodes, or even leave me a review. The show is also on Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean and you can also listen via the website at ageofvictoriapodcast.com. Don’t forget to tell your friends.

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    • 40 min
    CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2019

    CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2019

    Victorian Christmas Time! Mistletoe and Wine; listening to Podcast time.

    This is a special episode for Christmas 2019. Learn about the hustle & bustle of the Victorian Christmas, with a focus on the games and entertainments. Find out how much effort people went to, then enjoy the bonus story on a special subject.

    This show has





    Victorian celebrations.





    The postal service.





    Games.





    Music & the penny gaff.





    Pretending to be respectable.





    A big bonus.





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    You can listen on iTunes and subscribe for free to get all the latest episodes, or even leave me a review. The show is also on Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean and you can also listen via the website at ageofvictoriapodcast.com. Don’t forget to tell your friends.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    EP025 The industrial revolution & shattering the energy ceiling.

    EP025 The industrial revolution & shattering the energy ceiling.

    Forged in fire, the new era is born. The British unlock a new energy source and create the industrial revolution. Humanity around the world is transformed; no longer limited by our own muscles or the plodding of animals or the slow harnessing of wind and wave. Instead the British unleashed a revolution that allowed humanity to surpass all of its previous limit. Without this moment, nothing in the modern world would have been possible.

    This show has





    An outline of key concepts of energy sources and management.





    The application of energy to useful tasks.





    The early pioneers.





    The great ripples of change.





    Triumph of industry





    Poverty in the midst of plenty.





    Angry authors & a cultural shift.





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    You can listen on iTunes and subscribe for free to get all the latest episodes, or even leave me a review. The show is also on Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean and you can also listen via the website at ageofvictoriapodcast.com. Don’t forget to tell your friends.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    EP024 VICTORIA; CRISIS & THE CROWN

    EP024 VICTORIA; CRISIS & THE CROWN

    The time has come. Victoria must weather the final crisis on her way to the throne. Join me for an exciting conclusion to Victoria’s childhood where she finds out if she has iron in her soul.

    This show has





    Continuation of her teenage years.





    Relationships with King William IV.





    The state of the monarchy.





    Victoria’s desperate crisis.





    Ascending the throne.





    Coronation and triumph.





    Follow the show on Facebook on our Facebook Page or in the Facebook group for Victorian trivia or the latest news.

    You can listen on iTunes and subscribe for free to get all the latest episodes, or even leave me a review. The show is also on Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean and you can also listen via the website at ageofvictoriapodcast.com. Don’t forget to tell your friends.

    Support the show on Patreon, and get an exclusive patrons only episode

    • 46 min

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