The British Museum was fortified against attack. Manchester was in the hands of the Chartists. Over 3 million people signed a petition fighting for the right for all men to vote. Chartism is about more than a few blokes waving around a petition. It’s a vital part of British history. Find out more with expert Mark Crail.
Anne Lister, a diarist, shot to fame when she became the subject of the brilliant BBC Drama Gentleman Jack. But who was the real Anne Lister? What can her diaries, which famously recorded her intimate relationships with women, tell us? What else did she record and why are her diaries so important?
Historian Sarah Murden takes us back in time to explore our Georgian ancestors. What was life like for our working ancestors? Why was there such a big divide between poor and rich? How long did they live and why was everyone so obsessed with getting married? Sarah answers all this and more!
Historian Julia Laite joins me to explore the lives of our late 19th Century and early 20th Century working class female ancestors. Julia explains what life was like as a domestic servant. We delve into the aspirations and exploitations of those female ancestors.
A history of Britain’s resurrection men. Suzie Lennox delves into the dark world of the body snatchers. Who were these criminals? How much was a body worth? How did they go about stealing the corpses? How worried were people about their loved ones remains? What theft prevention methods did people employ? Suzie answers all these questions and more!
5 lessons about your railway ancestors, from my in depth chat with Mike Esbester from the Railway Work, Life & Death project.
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