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The Other Half: The History of Women Through the Ages

James Boulton

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The Other Half: The History of Women Through the Ages

The Other Half: The History of Women Through the Ages

James Boulton

45
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636
Plays
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Women make up half of the world's population, and yet history books often consign them to the sidelines. They are dismissed as merely the wives of powerful men; babymakers and nothing more. Yet women have been the driving force behind history for millennia, from female Pharoahs, warrior princesses and pirates, to the revolutionaries who sought to topple the male-dominated political systems of their day. From host of the popular 'Queens of England Podcast', The Other Half tells the forgotten and ignored stories of the most powerful and influential women in history.

Latest Episodes

3.04 Trung Truc: Here come the drums

Across the Red River Delta came the pounding of drums. The clans of Ancient Vietnam were being called to war - and the clamour came from two sisters, the eldest of which would fight a great empire in the cause of Vietnamese freedom. Support the show on Patreon Download the Lyceum app and join the conversation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 min1 w ago
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3.04 Trung Truc: Here come the drums

3.03 Boudica (2) A woman of many faces

Boudica, after seeing her kingdom annexed and her daughters violated fights her final battle against the Romans. She may have lost it, but her enduring legacy has seen her attain the rank of folk heroinehood in England. Support the show on Patreon Download the Lyceum app and join the conversation Henry Purcell's 'To Arms, To Arms' See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 min3 w ago
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3.03 Boudica (2) A woman of many faces

3.02 Boudica (1) Warrior Woman of the Iceni

A former ally of Rome, Boudica led one of the fiercest challenges against Roman rule of the early Empire. Since her death she has been lauded as a British hero; but who was she, and why did she rebel? Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 minAUG 17
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3.02 Boudica (1) Warrior Woman of the Iceni

3.01 Folk Heroines: The Women who Built Nations

Welcome to this third season of the Other Half! In this episode I set out what a folk heroine is, and why they are important. Big news! We’re a member of Lyceum, a new app that makes it easy to discover great educational podcasts and chat with other passionate listeners. Download the app by visiting lyceum.fm, and come find me in discussion room. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11 minAUG 9
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3.01 Folk Heroines: The Women who Built Nations

2.41 Ena of Battenberg (3) A Final Triumph

In this final episode of the second season of the Other Half, we see a political crisis in Spain force Ena and her family into exile. Stick around to the end to hear about what the next season will be about. Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 minJUN 28
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2.41 Ena of Battenberg (3) A Final Triumph

2.40 Ena of Battenberg (2) Oh what a life for the Queen of Spain!

After such an inauspicious start to her time as Queen of Spain, Ena had a lot of work to make her mark on her new home. Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 minJUN 14
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2.40 Ena of Battenberg (2) Oh what a life for the Queen of Spain!

2.39 Ena of Battenberg (1) Naming the King's Yacht

No one expected Victoria Eugiene of Battenburg to become Queen of Spain - but when King Alfonso turns on his charm - it's hard to resist. Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40 minMAY 31
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2.39 Ena of Battenberg (1) Naming the King's Yacht

2.38 Missy of Edinburgh (6) Living in memory of the past

We’re back with Missy, with the final chapter of her story. We see her live through some of the most tumultuous times in the Kingdom of Romania’s short history. Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 minMAY 17
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2.38 Missy of Edinburgh (6) Living in memory of the past

CHAT: Ellen Alpsten on Tsarina

I chat with Ellen Alpsten about her amazing new book Tsarina, the story of how a peasant girl from the Baltic became the first female ruler of Russia. How to get Tsarina UK Get your hardback here:https://www.waterstones.com/book/tsarina/ellen-alpsten/9781526606419 ebook here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tsarina-Ellen-Alpsten-ebook/dp/B0844W5YWJ/ USA Get your hardback here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250214430 ebook here: https://www.amazon.com/Tsarina-Ellen-Alpsten-ebook/dp/B0844W5YWJ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=tsarina&qid=1589131086&sr=8-2 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 minMAY 11
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CHAT: Ellen Alpsten on Tsarina

2.37 Missy of Edinburgh (5) Mother-in-law of the Balkan

Missy finally crowned as queen and begins to marry her children off across Europe - but her eldest son would continue to be a thorn in her side. Support the show on Patreon Missy in New York See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35 minMAY 3
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2.37 Missy of Edinburgh (5) Mother-in-law of the Balkan

Latest Episodes

3.04 Trung Truc: Here come the drums

Across the Red River Delta came the pounding of drums. The clans of Ancient Vietnam were being called to war - and the clamour came from two sisters, the eldest of which would fight a great empire in the cause of Vietnamese freedom. Support the show on Patreon Download the Lyceum app and join the conversation See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 min1 w ago
Comments
3.04 Trung Truc: Here come the drums

3.03 Boudica (2) A woman of many faces

Boudica, after seeing her kingdom annexed and her daughters violated fights her final battle against the Romans. She may have lost it, but her enduring legacy has seen her attain the rank of folk heroinehood in England. Support the show on Patreon Download the Lyceum app and join the conversation Henry Purcell's 'To Arms, To Arms' See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 min3 w ago
Comments
3.03 Boudica (2) A woman of many faces

3.02 Boudica (1) Warrior Woman of the Iceni

A former ally of Rome, Boudica led one of the fiercest challenges against Roman rule of the early Empire. Since her death she has been lauded as a British hero; but who was she, and why did she rebel? Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

36 minAUG 17
Comments
3.02 Boudica (1) Warrior Woman of the Iceni

3.01 Folk Heroines: The Women who Built Nations

Welcome to this third season of the Other Half! In this episode I set out what a folk heroine is, and why they are important. Big news! We’re a member of Lyceum, a new app that makes it easy to discover great educational podcasts and chat with other passionate listeners. Download the app by visiting lyceum.fm, and come find me in discussion room. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

11 minAUG 9
Comments
3.01 Folk Heroines: The Women who Built Nations

2.41 Ena of Battenberg (3) A Final Triumph

In this final episode of the second season of the Other Half, we see a political crisis in Spain force Ena and her family into exile. Stick around to the end to hear about what the next season will be about. Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

37 minJUN 28
Comments
2.41 Ena of Battenberg (3) A Final Triumph

2.40 Ena of Battenberg (2) Oh what a life for the Queen of Spain!

After such an inauspicious start to her time as Queen of Spain, Ena had a lot of work to make her mark on her new home. Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31 minJUN 14
Comments
2.40 Ena of Battenberg (2) Oh what a life for the Queen of Spain!

2.39 Ena of Battenberg (1) Naming the King's Yacht

No one expected Victoria Eugiene of Battenburg to become Queen of Spain - but when King Alfonso turns on his charm - it's hard to resist. Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40 minMAY 31
Comments
2.39 Ena of Battenberg (1) Naming the King's Yacht

2.38 Missy of Edinburgh (6) Living in memory of the past

We’re back with Missy, with the final chapter of her story. We see her live through some of the most tumultuous times in the Kingdom of Romania’s short history. Support the show on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30 minMAY 17
Comments
2.38 Missy of Edinburgh (6) Living in memory of the past

CHAT: Ellen Alpsten on Tsarina

I chat with Ellen Alpsten about her amazing new book Tsarina, the story of how a peasant girl from the Baltic became the first female ruler of Russia. How to get Tsarina UK Get your hardback here:https://www.waterstones.com/book/tsarina/ellen-alpsten/9781526606419 ebook here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tsarina-Ellen-Alpsten-ebook/dp/B0844W5YWJ/ USA Get your hardback here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250214430 ebook here: https://www.amazon.com/Tsarina-Ellen-Alpsten-ebook/dp/B0844W5YWJ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=tsarina&qid=1589131086&sr=8-2 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42 minMAY 11
Comments
CHAT: Ellen Alpsten on Tsarina

2.37 Missy of Edinburgh (5) Mother-in-law of the Balkan

Missy finally crowned as queen and begins to marry her children off across Europe - but her eldest son would continue to be a thorn in her side. Support the show on Patreon Missy in New York See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35 minMAY 3
Comments
2.37 Missy of Edinburgh (5) Mother-in-law of the Balkan
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