Histories of the Unexpected

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Grandparents!

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis uncover the unexpected history of GRANDPARENTS! Which is all about oral history, WW2 and sociability during lockdown, as well as twentieth-century New Zealand, memory and identity, national grandparents day, Elizabeth Freke and the tragic death of a grandson! It's also all about monarch's grandfathers, Chinese relatives as well as James Daybell's great, great, great, great, great.......great, great, great.....grandparents and the Norman Conquest. Who knew!