Time Pieces History
Time Pieces History
bitesize shows sharing the story of a place, person or object from the past
Sep 29 • 5 min
The seventh century abbess and founder of Whitby Abbey
Sep 24 • 8 min
The remarkable afterlife of a girl found in the Seine
Sep 22 • 8 min
The life and work of the Empress of the Blues
Arts Summit Review
Sep 15 • 16 min
What we can learn from the Defining The New Normal arts summit
Sep 1 • 29 min
An interview with Tiana Wilson-Buys, productivity expert and history afficianado
Slaves and Free Men
Aug 27 • 7 min
Slavery and societal power structures in Ancient Rome
Aug 25 • 5 min
Deva, the Roman town we now know as Chester
Religion in Ancient Rome
Aug 21 • 8 min
Gods and religion in the Ancient Roman world
Aug 18 • 6 min
Eboracum, the Roman town we now know as York
Aug 13 • 7 min
Looking at the lives of Roman Gladiators
Segedunum Roman Fort
Aug 10 • 5 min
Segedunum, a Roman fort on the north bank of the Tyne
The Roman Army
Aug 6 • 5 min
Looking at life in the Roman Army
Arbeia Roman Fort
Aug 4 • 6 min
The Roman fort of Arbeia, in South Shields
Jul 30 • 5 min
The Roman tradition of banqueting
Jul 28 • 7 min
The construction of Hadrian’s Wall and why it was significant.
Jul 23 • 5 min
Why the Roman bathhouse was more than just a place to wash, and what they were like inside.
Jul 21 • 6 min
The Roman fort of Vindolanda on the Northern Frontier of the Empire
Interview with Natalie Pithers
Jun 25 • 32 min
Natalie Pithers talks about geneaology, why we’re so fascinated by our family history, and the tales she’s uncovered.
Interview with May King Tsang
Jun 23 • 26 min
May King Tsang talks about creating FOMO, Chinese tea ceremonies and the famous women she’d love to meet
Jun 18 • 5 min
Wallington Hall and Gardens: the Fenwicks & the Blacketts, who owned it; ‘England’s Greatest Gardener - Capability Brown’.
Jun 16 • 6 min
The Bronze Age beginnings of the Summerhill in Blaydon; the Stella Hall Estate; the Cowen family - progressive business owners and politicians, and the restored water mill at Path Head.
Jun 11 • 5 min
The Penshaw Monument and Radical Jack; the story of the Lambton Worm; follies
Jun 9 • 5 min
The Felling Colliery and pit disaster; the four-poster bed tomb of three small children, and the mystery of the other couple commemorated on the memorial.
The Farne Islands
Jun 4 • 7 min
The story of Lindisfarne, Inner Farne & the other islands; Viking raiders; the heroic story of Grace Darling
The New Castle
Jun 2 • 7 min
How Newcastle upon Tyne got its name; the history of the castle & the story of Robert Curthose, son of William the Conqueror.
Tynemouth Priory and Castle
May 28 • 6 min
The history of Tynemouth, its Priory, the later Castle that sat on the monastery land, and its surprising connection to the Norman Conquest.
May 27 • 6 min
The history of Barnard Castle
May 26 • 8 min
The story of Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, and why it’s so important; the Garden and its Poison Garden, the Percy family, and the hero knight, Harry Hotspur.
May 21 • 6 min
St Cuthbert, the legends of the cathedral, the Norman architects and the Prince Bishops.
May 19 • 5 min
The history of Saltwell Park, from its Victorian owners to public space.
May 14 • 6 min
All about former Prime Minister Earl Grey, reformer, tea fan and monument icon.
Bridges Across the Tyne
May 12 • 6 min
The seven bridges that span the River Tyne, and the riverside industries around it.
Marketing Tips for Heritage Sites After Lockdown
Apr 30 • 11 min
Some ideas for heritage sites to promote themselves when restrictions are lifted
Marketing Tips for Heritage Sites During Lockdown
Apr 28 • 11 min
Marketing Ideas for Heritage Organisations to try During COVID19 Lockdown
Shakespeare Author Conspiracy
Apr 16 • 5 min
The conspiracy theory that Will Shakespeare was not a brilliant playwright after all, and the people who could have written his works instead.
Apr 14 • 5 min
The reasons behind some of the most common pub names in Britain, and learn more about their bloody past.
Apr 9 • 5 min
A look at Oliver Cromwell, a divisive but significant figure in British history.
Apr 7 • 5 min
Were hatters really mad? The fate of hatters both fictional and real, and other dangerous occupations.
The Gunpowder Plot
Apr 2 • 5 min
The story behind the failed Gunpowder Plot, and how we remember it today.
Mar 31 • 5 min
There’s nothing more British than an afternoon tea. But is it really that British?
Mar 26 • 5 min
Fungus the Bogeyman and his gruesome counterparts from around the world.
Queen Elizabeth I
Mar 24 • 5 min
Five facts about Elizabeth I you might not know.
The Motte & Bailey Castle
Mar 19 • 5 min
Why the motte & bailey castle was the perfect defensive structure
Monasteries and Mead
Mar 17 • 5 min
Monasteries, monks and mead (and beer!)
The London Underground
Mar 12 • 5 min
The origins of the London Underground, its abandoned tube stations, and the city’s hidden rivers.
The Bayeux Tapestry
Mar 10 • 5 min
A look at the misconceptions around the Bayeux Tapestry & why it’s really Norman propaganda.
Intro to Time Pieces History Podcast
Mar 10 • 2 min
An introductory episode to tell listeners about me and what they can expect from the show.
Mar 5 • 1 min
A teaser trailer for my podcast.
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