Edward Rutherfurd: China and Queen Victoria (1839)
Travels Through Time
In this playful episode with the novelist Edward Rutherfurd, we venture east and back to the mid-nineteenth-century. By 1839 Chinese patience with the British-run opium trade was running thin. Rutherfurd explains how a confrontation between the ancient, proud and insular Chinese and the merchant adventurers of the West had become inevitable and how, had he the chance, he would have tried to stop it. Edward Rutherfurd is one of Britain’s great authors. Over the past 40 years he has written eight bestsellers, including his epic novel Sarum, which spent 23 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Rutherfurd's latest book, China, engages with the historical context we explore in this episode. As ever, much, much more about this episode is to be found at our website tttpodcast.com.Show notesScene One: June, 1839. Chinese Commissioner Lin burns thousands of chests of opium confiscated from British (and also American) merchants. This sets off the famous Opium Wars that so profoundly affect the attitude of China towards the West to this day. Scene Two: October, 1839. The engagement of Victoria and Albert at Windsor Castle. Scene Three: The following morning, October, 1839. Windsor Castle with all the newly-purchased equipment to make a Daguerrotype photograph. Memento: An egg boiled by Warren Delano during the siege of the 'factories' at Canton.People/SocialPresenter: Peter Moore Guest: Edward Rutherfurd Production: Maria Nolan Podcast partner: Colorgraph Follow us on Twitter: @tttpodcast_ Or on Facebook See where 1839 fits on our Timeline
Julia Baird - Queen Victoria’s scandalous reign, our rivalry as authors and finding inspiration
Broadcaster, journalist and bestselling author Julia Baird has created some stunning works with her biography on Queen Victoria and more recently - Phosphorescence. Hear Julia talk with Christopher Pyne about researching the scandals of Queen Victoria, finding inspiration in the little things, and how her books compare to Christopher's.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wells and Brandi would like to formally invite you to the sendoff of Queen Victoria. This week, your hosts take another deep dive into The Bachelor and their careful analysis includes clips from the episode itself (we’re really high-tech around here y’all). We allow a respectful amount of time to properly mourn the Queen, who will no longer be gracing us with her presence. Also, since everyone is trying to push their content before award season, we have an impressive list of engaging content for you all to binge. Wells then reads a series of enchanting reviews about a banana slicer. Brandi wants to go out on a Christmas song because she’s really cold, but that’s a dumb idea Brand-eye. Christmas is over. Also, something is happening in football this weekend, so they share their thoughts on that. Go teams!! Thanks to our awesome sponsors for making this episode possible! Check out these deals just for you, YFTers: MOINK - Go to MoinkBox.com/YFT RIGHT NOW to get FREE ground Beef for a year HELLO TUSHY – Go to hellotushy.com/YFT to get 10% off plus FREE shipping SHIPSTATION - Go to go to ShipStation.com, click on the microphone at the top of the page, and type in YFT to get a 60-day FREE trial.
BAFTA winning historian and Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces Lucy Worsley takes Dan on a tour of Kensington Palace, one of the principle royal residences since 1689, and the childhood home of Queen Victoria. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Thanks so much for tuning in to episode 29 of Don't Leave the House! This week Haley takes us out to sea with The Queen Mary, and Amanda does part two of her first 2 part story on the Love Has Won religious group. Sources for this episode are: ThequeenMary.com, Travelandleisure.com,Ghost adventures, Dr. Phil, https://www.lovehaswon.org/, https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/09/meet-the-new-cult-in-town-love-has-won-now-quarantining-on-kauai/, https://www.denverpost.com/2020/09/11/love-has-won-cult-protests-hawaii/, https://gurumag.com/crestone-cult-love-has-won-leaves-man-to-die-in-desert/, reddit r/cults. If you would like to support our growth, you can do so at anchor.fm/dontleavethehouse or patreon.com/dontleavethehouse. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Contact us at email@example.com. We TRULY appreciate you!!!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dontleavethehouse/support
Mother and Daughter Drama, Starring Queen Victoria
British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics
This week, we’re turning to family dramas between mothers and daughters. Playing the role of both is our friend Queen Victoria! As a daughter, she had a rebellious relationship against her mother, the Duchess of Kent. Becoming Queen meant Victoria was able to shake off her mother’s smothering influence—and she did. As a mother, Victoria had enough children to have all kinds of maternal relationships—good, bad, and in between. For today, we’ll see this range in the relationship to her youngest daughter, Beatrice. The Duchess tried to prepare Victoria to be Queen. Unfortunately, this involved creating a large role for Sir John Conroy, a man Victoria hated. Conroy had been the Duke’s equerry and became the Duchess’s closest adviser. He could be charming when he wished, but he was also manipulative. He saw the chance to gain greater power by running the household and establishing for himself a significant role in Victoria’s reign. Denying her mother this power, Victoria ascended to the throne. When she became a mother herself, she healed the relationship with her own mother. The Duchess was a doting grandmother and support to the Queen.Echoing the better relationship with her own mother, Queen Victoria attempted to manage the lives of her own children. This was true of her youngest daughter, Beatrice. The baby fo the family was Victoria's obvious favorite, which meant she was expected to spend her life taking care of her mother. The relationship came into crisis when Beatrice wanted a husband and family of her own.Victoria had trouble making peace with Beatrice's decision, but eventually she did. When Beatrice became a widow after 11 years of marriage, she returned to her mother's side. After Victoria's death, Beatrice was the literary executor of the Queen's journals, editing and rewriting the history to create the image she wanted her mother to have. So as much as Victoria hoped to shape her daughter's life, her daughter shaped her mother's legacy.
Hear about how Victoria Piekut created her unique boutique (complete with handmade flower walls inside!) called Wight Elephant, as well as her experiences with pageantry. Be sure to catch her competing in the Miss USA competition this year!