Pioneering women pilots: from ballooning spectacles to flying escapades
Sally Smith considers the contributions made and significant firsts achieved by British women in the field of aviation, from ballooning and parachuting, to piloting airships and fixed-wing aircraft. Speaking with Emily Briffett, she highlights the extraordinary lives these pioneers led and the trials they faced in order to achieve success. (Ad) Sally Smith is the author of Magnificent Women and Flying Machines: The First 200 Years of British Women in the Sky (The History Press, 2021). Buy it now from Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magnificent-Women-Flying-Machines-British/dp/075099746X/?tag=bbchistory045-21&ascsubtag=historyextra-social-histboty See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Discovering a lost royal battleship
Claire Jowitt discusses the discovery of a 17th-century shipwreck off the coast of Norfolk Claire Jowitt speaks to Matt Elton about the news of the discovery of a 17th-century shipwreck off the coast of Norfolk – and why it might be the most important maritime find in decades. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Edwardians: everything you wanted to know
In our latest everything you wanted to know episode, Dr John Jacob Woolf answers listener questions on Edwardian Britain. Speaking to Ellie Cawthorne, he touches on subjects ranging from suffrage, labour movements, empire and international relations, to leisure time, childhood and roller-skating. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Watergate at 50: the making of an American scandal
Half a century on from the Watergate scandal, Clifford Williamson explores its twists and turns, its key players, and its lasting impact on American politics. Speaking with Matt Elton, he explains how the conspiracy sparked a constitutional crisis that brought down a president. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The end of Roman Britain | 2. life in the late imperial age
In the second episode of our podcast series on the end of Roman Britain, David Musgrove investigates what life was like for people living in the later Roman era, in the third and fourth centuries. He speaks to Professor Will Bowden to explore the inequalities that existed between the haves and have-nots, and how far the stresses and strains that were at play in the wider empire impacted on everyday life in Britain. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.