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.
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15. A History of the Royal Navy (Part 2)28:37Join Noah Tetzner as he chats with historian Daniel Allen Butler in part two of two about the history of the Royal Navy and its growth in the Victorian era. This is the final installment of Victoria's World. Daniel Allen Butler is maritime historian and bestselling author of Unsinkable: The Full Story of RMS Titanic.
14. A History of the Royal Navy (Part 1)33:21This episode is part one of two in a series about the history of the Royal Navy featuring maritime historian Daniel Allen Butler. They begin with the status of the Royal Navy when the era began, consider it's evolution during the Napoleonic Wars, and explore the role class played in it's growth. Mr. Butler is the bestselling author of Unsinkable: The Full Story of RMS Titanic. He has written additional titles about various aspects of maritime and military history.
13. Inventors & Inventions of Victorian England36:07Join Noah Tetzner for a conversation with Gabriel Chrisman about the inventions and technology found in the ordinary homes of the middle-class Victorians. Gabriel is Co-founder of ThisVictorianLife.com and a renowned speaker on Victorian Era technology. Additionally, he is the creator of VictorianCycles.com, a business dedicated to reconstructing authentic Victorian bicycles.Remember to rate and review wherever you access podcasts!
12. The Weapons that Forged an Empire36:46In this episode Noah chats with Rob from the popular YouTube channel, Britishmuzzleloaders, about the weapons used by the British Army during Victoria’s reign. They talk about the escalation of weapon technology, the evolution of the musket/rifle, and much more. Rob’s YouTube channel has amassed over 40,000 subscribers and explores many aspects of Victorian firearms. Be sure to head to that page for more information. And remember to rate and review wherever you get podcasts.
11. The Greedy Queen: Eating with Queen Victoria27:34Join Noah and Dr. Annie Gray for a study of Queen Victoria’s life through the foods she enjoyed as well as a history of Victorian cuisine. Dr. Annie Gray, one of Britain’s leading food historians, specializes in British food and dinning from 1650 to present day and works as a consultant, broadcaster, and author. She is also a popular speaker and the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet as well as a presenter on documentaries including The Sweet Makers, Victorian Bakers, and Victoria & Albert: The Wedding. Dr. Gray is the author of a book titled The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria.
10. The Charge of the Light Brigade37:06Join Noah Tetzner for an in-depth conversation with historian Andrew Lambert about the myths surrounding the Crimean War and the Charge of the Light Brigade, made famous, of course, by the famous Tennyson poem. They talk about the backdrop, recpurcussions, and legacy of the conflict. Professor Andrew Lambert –is Laughton Professor of Naval History in the Department of War Studies at King’s College. Professor Lambert is the author of numerous books pertaining to military and naval history and has written multiple books on the Crimean War.Remember: if you like this episode you can help spread the word by rating and reviewing the show wherever you acccess podcasts.
9. British Raids in East Africa: The Story of Wituland39:32Join Noah Teztner for a conversation with historian and historical interpreter Brandon F. on the British Raids in Wituland during the 1890s. Brandon is a renowned historical YouTuber and historian who provides fascinating lessons in history via his YouTube channel of over 50,000 subscribers.Remember to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you get podcasts.
8. The Boer War: Costly Lessons for the British Empire42:28On 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.
7. The Siege of Khartoum – Radical Islam Encounters the British Empire31:24Welcome 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 of Khartoum: The Ultimate Imperial Adventure.