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School Britannia

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School Britannia is a fortnightly British history podcast, hosted by two upstart Aussies. We’re not historians, just know-it-alls with a keen interest in the Motherland.

Latest Episodes

23: Fire and Pox

EEpisode 23 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why did people use gunpowder to fight the Great Fire of London? Who was Lady Mary Wortley Montagu? Where have we been all this time?? All this and more! Editing by Eleanor with much assistance from Claire www.clairegawne.com Music by Jamie Pettinger Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com SOURCES Great Fire of London: https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Great-Fire-of-London/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_London https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Fire_Brigade https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/museum/history-and-stories/early-fire-brigades/ https://londontopia.net/history/history-london-fire-brigade/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/03/not-our-mission-private-fire-crews-protect-the-insured-not-the-public http://www.firefighterfoundation.org.uk/history/ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Smallpox: BBC Radio...

62 MINMAY 20
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23: Fire and Pox

Bonus: Scrooge and Christmas Trees

EA very festive bonus episode of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. How did a stroll through an Edinburgh graveyard inspire one of the most iconic grinchy characters in history? And Christmas trees are as old are Jesus... aren't they? All this and more in this bonus Christmas episode! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100337215 https://www.historytoday.com/archive/first-christmas-tree http://projectbritain.com/Xmas/trees.html https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Christmas-Tree/

20 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Bonus: Scrooge and Christmas Trees

22: The Suffrage Movement and The Gunpowder Plot

EEpisode 22 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why did researching women’s suffrage melt Claire’s brain? And why do we remember, remember, the 5th of November...? All this and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_suffrage_in_the_United_Kingdom https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/9933592/Women-voted-75-years-before-they-were-legally-allowed-to-in-1918.html https://www.bl.uk/votes-for-women/articles/the-campaign-for-womens-suffrage-an-introduction https://www.bl.uk/votes-for-women/articles/women-quite-unknown-working-class-women-in-the-suffrage-movement https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11914757/Racism-and-the-suffragettes-the-uncomfortable-truth.html https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/23/voteless-women-workers-seek-parliamentary-representation-archive-1903 ...

67 MIN2019 NOV 13
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22: The Suffrage Movement and The Gunpowder Plot

Bonus: Ghost Stories

EA very spooky bonus episode of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Who are the mysterious beasties on the shore? And what's been happening at old Major Weir's house....? All this and frights galore!

15 MIN2019 OCT 31
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Bonus: Ghost Stories

21: The Pendle Witch Trials and Druids

EEpisode 21 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why did people suddenly lose their mind about witches? And do Druids really prance around in forests wearing robes? All this and more in this extra spooky episode! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: History Extra - Witch Trials and Feuding Queens (podcast) Lancaster Castle: http://www.lancastercastle.com/history-heritage/further-articles/the-pendle-witches/ Historic UK: https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Witches-in-Britain/ James I/IV and Witches: https://www.historyextra.com/period/stuart/king-james-vi-i-hunted-witches-hunter-devilry-daemonologie/ Wonderful Discovery of Witches - Thomas Potts http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18253/18253-h/18253-h.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchcraft_Acts#Witchcraft_Act_1562 Witches, University of Edinburgh - https://witches.is.ed.ac.uk/extravisual/ Wat...

58 MIN2019 OCT 30
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21: The Pendle Witch Trials and Druids

20: Youth Strikes and Fox Hunting

EEpisode 20 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. When did the youths get so darn rowdy? And why all the hullabaloo about foxes? All this and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/longview/longview_20030408.shtml https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_corporal_punishment#United_Kingdom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burston_Strike_School http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2867923.stm https://libcom.org/history/timeline-uk-schoolchildrens-strikes https://www.theguardian.com/education/2010/nov/10/student-protest-fees-violent BBC -Bid to close loopholes in Scottish fox hunting ban https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-46813439 The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/no-wonder-fox-hunting-is-still-prevalent-the-ban-is-designed-to-fail-british-wildlife-110454 Historic UK: https://www.his...

64 MIN2019 OCT 16
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20: Youth Strikes and Fox Hunting

19: Prorogation and Match Girls' Strike

EEpisode 19 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why does everyone keep comparing Boris Johnson to King Charles I? And what sparked the strike at the Bryant & May match factory? All this and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/10/brexit-chants-of-shame-as-suspension-of-parliament-descends-into-chaos UK Parliament: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/occasions/prorogation/ UK Parliament: https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/parliamentaryauthority/civilwar/overview/petition-of-right/ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prorogation_in_the_United_Kingdom BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49722087 BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/charles_i_king.shtml Crash Course European History, the English Civil War: https://www.you...

61 MIN2019 OCT 2
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19: Prorogation and Match Girls' Strike

18: The Printing Press and The Brontës vs Tuberculosis

EEpisode 18 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. How did the printing press change English spelling? And was the Brontë family's story a romantic gothic tale of high drama, or were they just victims of a super contagious and deadly disease? All this, and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Caxton https://www.bl.uk/treasures/caxton/homepage.html https://www.bl.uk/medieval-literature/articles/william-caxton-and-the-introduction-of-printing-to-england https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformation#Literacy https://www.britannica.com/biography/William-Caxton https://www.washington.edu/news/2012/11/16/documents-that-changed-the-world-gutenberg-indulgence-1454/ 13 years of Catholic Education Very Well Health - R0 for determining the spread of diseases - https://www.verywellhealth.com/some-diseases-spread-some-d...

59 MIN2019 SEP 18
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18: The Printing Press and The Brontës vs Tuberculosis

17: Edinburgh Festivals and The European Union

EEpisode 17 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why is Edinburgh such a popular festival spot? And how did Britain become part of a united Europe? Ellie is back to tell you all about it, and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://www.edinburghfestivalcity.com/the-city/history-of-the-festivals https://www.theskinny.co.uk/comedy/opinion/how-comedy-captured-the-edinburgh-fringe-part-1 https://www.edfringe.com/learn/news-and-events/record-edinburgh-audiences-as-fringe-comes-to-a-close https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Walter http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/blitz.htm https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle-2-15039/culture/edinburgh-festivals/brexit-could-have-a-disastrous-impact-on-edinburgh-international-festival-1-4776482 https://www.conventionedinburgh.com/edinburgh/get-to-kn...

59 MIN2019 SEP 4
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17: Edinburgh Festivals and The European Union

16: The Great Exhibition and The Highland Games

EEpisode 16 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. What happens when Prince Consorts get bored? And what happens when strongmen get bored? It’s a summer boredom busting bonanza and we have another lovely guest joining us to tell you all about it - and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Great-Exhibition-of-1851/ https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a26553537/great-exhibition-queen-victoria-joseph-paxton/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Palace http://fiveminutehistory.com/the-great-exhibition-and-the-19th-century-cult-of-progress/?cn-reloaded=1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Exhibition#cite_note-Kishlansky,_Mark_2008-1 https://www.bl.uk/victorian-britain/articles/the-great-exhibition https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/whats-on/things-to-do/lost-edinburg...

55 MIN2019 AUG 21
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16: The Great Exhibition and The Highland Games

Latest Episodes

23: Fire and Pox

EEpisode 23 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why did people use gunpowder to fight the Great Fire of London? Who was Lady Mary Wortley Montagu? Where have we been all this time?? All this and more! Editing by Eleanor with much assistance from Claire www.clairegawne.com Music by Jamie Pettinger Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com SOURCES Great Fire of London: https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Great-Fire-of-London/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_London https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Fire_Brigade https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/museum/history-and-stories/early-fire-brigades/ https://londontopia.net/history/history-london-fire-brigade/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/03/not-our-mission-private-fire-crews-protect-the-insured-not-the-public http://www.firefighterfoundation.org.uk/history/ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Smallpox: BBC Radio...

62 MINMAY 20
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23: Fire and Pox

Bonus: Scrooge and Christmas Trees

EA very festive bonus episode of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. How did a stroll through an Edinburgh graveyard inspire one of the most iconic grinchy characters in history? And Christmas trees are as old are Jesus... aren't they? All this and more in this bonus Christmas episode! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100337215 https://www.historytoday.com/archive/first-christmas-tree http://projectbritain.com/Xmas/trees.html https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Christmas-Tree/

20 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Bonus: Scrooge and Christmas Trees

22: The Suffrage Movement and The Gunpowder Plot

EEpisode 22 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why did researching women’s suffrage melt Claire’s brain? And why do we remember, remember, the 5th of November...? All this and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_suffrage_in_the_United_Kingdom https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/9933592/Women-voted-75-years-before-they-were-legally-allowed-to-in-1918.html https://www.bl.uk/votes-for-women/articles/the-campaign-for-womens-suffrage-an-introduction https://www.bl.uk/votes-for-women/articles/women-quite-unknown-working-class-women-in-the-suffrage-movement https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11914757/Racism-and-the-suffragettes-the-uncomfortable-truth.html https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/23/voteless-women-workers-seek-parliamentary-representation-archive-1903 ...

67 MIN2019 NOV 13
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22: The Suffrage Movement and The Gunpowder Plot

Bonus: Ghost Stories

EA very spooky bonus episode of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Who are the mysterious beasties on the shore? And what's been happening at old Major Weir's house....? All this and frights galore!

15 MIN2019 OCT 31
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Bonus: Ghost Stories

21: The Pendle Witch Trials and Druids

EEpisode 21 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why did people suddenly lose their mind about witches? And do Druids really prance around in forests wearing robes? All this and more in this extra spooky episode! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: History Extra - Witch Trials and Feuding Queens (podcast) Lancaster Castle: http://www.lancastercastle.com/history-heritage/further-articles/the-pendle-witches/ Historic UK: https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Witches-in-Britain/ James I/IV and Witches: https://www.historyextra.com/period/stuart/king-james-vi-i-hunted-witches-hunter-devilry-daemonologie/ Wonderful Discovery of Witches - Thomas Potts http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18253/18253-h/18253-h.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchcraft_Acts#Witchcraft_Act_1562 Witches, University of Edinburgh - https://witches.is.ed.ac.uk/extravisual/ Wat...

58 MIN2019 OCT 30
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21: The Pendle Witch Trials and Druids

20: Youth Strikes and Fox Hunting

EEpisode 20 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. When did the youths get so darn rowdy? And why all the hullabaloo about foxes? All this and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/longview/longview_20030408.shtml https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_corporal_punishment#United_Kingdom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burston_Strike_School http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/2867923.stm https://libcom.org/history/timeline-uk-schoolchildrens-strikes https://www.theguardian.com/education/2010/nov/10/student-protest-fees-violent BBC -Bid to close loopholes in Scottish fox hunting ban https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-46813439 The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/no-wonder-fox-hunting-is-still-prevalent-the-ban-is-designed-to-fail-british-wildlife-110454 Historic UK: https://www.his...

64 MIN2019 OCT 16
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20: Youth Strikes and Fox Hunting

19: Prorogation and Match Girls' Strike

EEpisode 19 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why does everyone keep comparing Boris Johnson to King Charles I? And what sparked the strike at the Bryant & May match factory? All this and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/10/brexit-chants-of-shame-as-suspension-of-parliament-descends-into-chaos UK Parliament: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/occasions/prorogation/ UK Parliament: https://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/parliamentaryauthority/civilwar/overview/petition-of-right/ Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prorogation_in_the_United_Kingdom BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49722087 BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/charles_i_king.shtml Crash Course European History, the English Civil War: https://www.you...

61 MIN2019 OCT 2
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19: Prorogation and Match Girls' Strike

18: The Printing Press and The Brontës vs Tuberculosis

EEpisode 18 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. How did the printing press change English spelling? And was the Brontë family's story a romantic gothic tale of high drama, or were they just victims of a super contagious and deadly disease? All this, and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Caxton https://www.bl.uk/treasures/caxton/homepage.html https://www.bl.uk/medieval-literature/articles/william-caxton-and-the-introduction-of-printing-to-england https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformation#Literacy https://www.britannica.com/biography/William-Caxton https://www.washington.edu/news/2012/11/16/documents-that-changed-the-world-gutenberg-indulgence-1454/ 13 years of Catholic Education Very Well Health - R0 for determining the spread of diseases - https://www.verywellhealth.com/some-diseases-spread-some-d...

59 MIN2019 SEP 18
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18: The Printing Press and The Brontës vs Tuberculosis

17: Edinburgh Festivals and The European Union

EEpisode 17 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. Why is Edinburgh such a popular festival spot? And how did Britain become part of a united Europe? Ellie is back to tell you all about it, and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://www.edinburghfestivalcity.com/the-city/history-of-the-festivals https://www.theskinny.co.uk/comedy/opinion/how-comedy-captured-the-edinburgh-fringe-part-1 https://www.edfringe.com/learn/news-and-events/record-edinburgh-audiences-as-fringe-comes-to-a-close https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Walter http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/blitz.htm https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle-2-15039/culture/edinburgh-festivals/brexit-could-have-a-disastrous-impact-on-edinburgh-international-festival-1-4776482 https://www.conventionedinburgh.com/edinburgh/get-to-kn...

59 MIN2019 SEP 4
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17: Edinburgh Festivals and The European Union

16: The Great Exhibition and The Highland Games

EEpisode 16 of School Britannia Podcast, a fortnightly show serving you British History gems from the perspective of two Aussie upstarts. What happens when Prince Consorts get bored? And what happens when strongmen get bored? It’s a summer boredom busting bonanza and we have another lovely guest joining us to tell you all about it - and more! Editing by Claire www.clairegawne.com Artwork by Lucy Maddox www.lucymaddox.com Sources: https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/Great-Exhibition-of-1851/ https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a26553537/great-exhibition-queen-victoria-joseph-paxton/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_Palace http://fiveminutehistory.com/the-great-exhibition-and-the-19th-century-cult-of-progress/?cn-reloaded=1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Exhibition#cite_note-Kishlansky,_Mark_2008-1 https://www.bl.uk/victorian-britain/articles/the-great-exhibition https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/whats-on/things-to-do/lost-edinburg...

55 MIN2019 AUG 21
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16: The Great Exhibition and The Highland Games
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