EP052 “A PRETTY LITTLE PRINCESS”
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
6M ago
I’m excited to take you on a journey through time today as we cover Queen Victoria’s first pregnancy & child. Together, we’ll delve into the intriguing world of historical events, focusing on the remarkable early reign of Queen Victoria and the dramatic affairs that unfolded during this era. Recap  Starting with a recap of the most significant events that the podcast has covered between 1817 and 1840. From technological advancements to political revolutions and cultural milestones, this retrospective will bring our threads together. Queen Victoria’s First Pregnancy Then it’s time to f ..read more
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CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2021 – TICKLING THE CHRISTMAS IVORY
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
1y ago
What could be more of a traditional Victorian Christmas than carols by candlelight with an orchestra, piano and harp? Quite a bit actually. Victorian piano’s were a late addition and the carols were a really new thing. Find out how carols and piano’s go together like new age German synth and wannabe edgy 20 somethings. This episode covers. Intro & reviews. The Victorian carols hitlist. Good King thingy and the famous Reverend Doctor Neale. Queen Victoria’s rather gaudy piano. The Victorian piano market. A quick note about the class system. Industrialisation & piano’s. So what should I ..read more
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EP042 EARLY DAYS OF A ROYAL MARRIAGE
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
1y ago
Marriage isn’t easy, even in the early days, especially a royal marriage. It’s even harder if you are an intellectual who dabbles in cutting edge music, but your wife only thinks of you as a sex object. It wasn’t easy being Albert. Victoria had a lot of on her plate too, what with being a new Queen, starting her journey to Empress, and that pesky pregnancy. Oh and saving the political system of the U.K. Intro & reviews. Albert & the music. Beethoven. The invention of the neutrality of the crown. Corruption, reform & sexual politics. A woman’s role as queen. India sounds interestin ..read more
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EP031 VICTORIA & ALBERT – A ROMANTIC PRINCE & A WEDDING
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
1y ago
How does the Queen of Kingdom and ruler of the Empire choose a husband? This is not a choice to get wrong, so Victoria was under pressure. Was Albert the Romantic Prince and perfect companion of her dreams? Learn about the Prince, his childhood, his music, & his journey from shy intellectual to confident suitor to the Queen. This show covers Prince Alberts childhood & family scandals. The close relationship between Germany & Britain. The German Romantic movement. Did they really fall in love? Albert had groove. A royal proposal & Lord M’s advice for marriage. What ..read more
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EP030 QUEEN VICTORIA’S NO GOOD, VERY BAD YEAR
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
1y ago
How was Victoria coping with being Queen? She was intelligent, stubborn, cultured, but sometimes misguided and blinkered. Worse, the nation itself seemed fractured, bitter, and in danger of collapse. Her first two years as monarch showed the need for her to have a partner. Someone who could share the load, act as a lightning rod and shield on shoulder, and make the transition from partisan Queen to Monarch for the whole nation. There were some dangerous rocks in the waters and Victoria would have to learn to tread carefully as she made her steps on the journey to being the monarch that united ..read more
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3RD ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL VICTORIA & ALBERT – A ROYAL, AND A ROMANTIC
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
1y ago
EP030 3rd Anniversary Special: Victoria & Albert -a Royal and a Romantic. The podcast is 3 years old, so time for Victoria and Albert to become a couple. One of histories famous romances and two names that almost define the age. Yet it was a strange road that brought them together. In this show we look at Queen Victoria’s tricky love life, the problems of being a royal celebrity, meet some of Prince Alberts competition, and learn how they finally came to meet. But was it love at first sight? Gallery of Romanticism Key Works This show covers Reviews and thank you’s for 3 years The impor ..read more
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EP024 VICTORIA; CRISIS & THE CROWN
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
1y ago
The time has come. Victoria must weather the final crisis on her way to the throne. Join me for an exciting conclusion to Victoria’s childhood where she finds out if she has iron in her soul. This show has Continuation of her teenage years. Relationships with King William IV. The state of the monarchy. Victoria’s desperate crisis. Ascending the throne. Coronation and triumph. Follow the show on Facebook on our Facebook Page or in the Facebook group for Victorian trivia or the latest news. You can listen on iTunes and subscribe for free to get all the latest episodes, or even leav ..read more
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EP022 Politics – The Tories & the battle for Catholic Emancipation
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
1y ago
This episode on the Tories & the Battle for Catholic Emancipation continue our breakdown of the complex political system in the 1820’s & 1830’s to show you how it all fits together. If you want to know about the reasons why the British struggled with Catholics, and why the Tories always seemed to be fighting against reform, then this is the episode for you. This episode covers The state of politics in 1820-1830 The definitions of a political party Famous figures of the Tory old guard The death of Castlereagh and the rise of the Duke of Wellington The problem of Catholics & the Crow ..read more
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MINISODE 014 FILM REVIEW “VICTORIA THE GREAT”
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
1y ago
I’ve launched a Patreon and I review our first film about Queen Victoria – Victoria the Great. I also read out the latest iTunes reviews.  The show starts with the announcement about Patreon and the various tiers. Then I remind listeners to send in questions for the upcoming 2nd anniversary special. The middle of the show is a run down of how I will do film/TV series/book reviews and an evaluation of whether historical accuracy is important. This is followed by a short review of Victoria the Great. Finally there’s the run through of listener reviews.  Love to hear your feed back at ..read more
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EP020 PT2 WHY EDUCATE A QUEEN & WHAT SHE LEARNT
AGE OF VICTORIA PODCAST
by Age of Victoria, Chris Fernandez-Packham (Victorian History Lover/Queen Victoria Fan)
1y ago
In Ep20 pt 2 we continue our journey through Queen Victoria’s childhood education. Pt2 explores the specifics of education, what she learnt, and crucially, how her education would fit her into the increasingly strict and complex Victorian class system. It wasn’t easy being “the girl who will be Queen.” It also covers her relationship with her ally and mentor Uncle Leopold, King of Belgium. If you have any questions/feedback, you can email me at ageofvictoriapodcast@gmail.com Support the show on Patreon The post EP020 PT2 WHY EDUCATE A QUEEN & WHAT SHE LEARNT appeared first on AGE OF V ..read more
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