On the eighth episode of Victoria's World, Noah chats with with military historian Ian Beckett about the British experience during the Boer War (1899 – 1902), one of the more complicated engagements in British military history. A retired Professor of Military History from the University of Kent, Professor Beckett has an international reputation for his work on the history of the British army and has written several books about the topic.If you enjoy this episode please be sure to rate and review it wherever you get podcasts.
The Siege of Khartoum – Radical Islam Encounters the British Empire
Welcome back to Victoria's World. On this episode, Noah chats with Michael Asher about one of the key events during Queen Victoria's reign: the Mahdist war and the Siege of Khartoum. Mr. Asher is a former British SAS and the author ofKhartoum: The Ultimate Imperial Adventure.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – A Victorian Sensation
On episode six of Victoria's World, Noah chats with Professor Susan Wolfson about one of the grandest sensations of the Victorian era: Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein. They discuss the origin stories of Frankenstein ("the house party of the year"), why the book resonated with the people of the period, and much more. Professor Wolfson is Professor of English at Princeton University and an expert in Romantic Era literature.If you like this episode, please be sure to rate and review the show wherever you listen to podcasts.
The Battle of Rorke’s Drift - A Last Stand Against the Zulus
Welcome back! In this episode, Noah Tetzner chats with Dr. John Laband about the famous battle of Rorke's Drift, during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879, a battle which actually took place on this day 141 years ago!Professor Laband is a historian of war and society in Africa and a retired professor from Wilfrid-Laurier University. He is an expert on the Anglo-Zulu War and has written several books about the conflict.If you like this episode, please be sure to rate and review it wherever you listen to podcasts.
The Victorian Poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson
Welcome back to Victoria's World with Noah Tetzner. In this episode, Noah chats with podcaster, editor, and teacher, Heidi White (managing editor of FORMA Journal and co-host of the Close Reads Podcast), about the very Victorian poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson, one of the most important and popular literary figures of the Victorian era. They chat about the nature of his work, the way it reflects the era, and much more. If you like this episode, be sure to rate and review the podcast wherever you get podcasts.
A Tour of Victorian London Through the Eyes of Charles Dickens
Here in episode 3, Noah chats with Judith Flanders, a New York Times best-selling author and one of the foremost social historians of the Victorian Era. Together, they take a journey across Victorian London and look at it through the eyes of Charles Dickens, one of the most important figures of the era. Remember, if you like this podcast you can help spread the word when you rate and review it wherever you listen to podcasts!
Music in the Victorian Era
In episode two, host Noah Tetzner chats with Professor Carol Reynolds about music in the Victorian era. They chat about theatrical partnerships, folk traditions, English Opera, and much more. Dr Reynolds is an expert in the history of music and fine art. For more than 20 years, Carol was associate professor of music history at the Meadow School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.If you like this episode please be sure to rate and review it wherever you get podcasts.