The First Blast of the Trumpet: All Knox-ed Up in East Lothian
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by HADShire Histories
3M ago
In this episode, local author and historian Dr Marie Gilroy MacPherson speaks about the facts and characters from East Lothian’s history that inspired her historical novel series. These include John Knox, Mary of Guise, and Prioress Elizabeth Hepburn. She also shares her opinions on the role of women in history and the importance of learning about and appreciating the different histories around us ..read more
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Remarkable Women Series: Charity & Public Service
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by HADShire Histories
1y ago
This mini episode highlights some notable women who served as provosts and some who dedicated their lives to charitable activities ..read more
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Remarkable Women Series: Mrs Margaret Oliphant
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by HADShire Histories
1y ago
This mini podcast highlights the life of historical East Lothian author, Margaret Oliphant, who was born in Wallyford ..read more
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Remarkable Women Series:Jane Welsh Carlyle
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by HADShire Histories
1y ago
This mini podcast highlights Jane Welsh Carlyle, a remarkable literary figure from Haddington ..read more
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Black History Special: A Conversation with Scotland’s Professor Sir Geoff Palmer
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by HADShire Histories
1y ago
For Black History Month, here is an exclusive interview with Prof. Sir Geoff Palmer, scientist, historian, and human rights activist. Sir Geoff talks about the history of slavery in the West Indies, some East Lothian connections, empire and colonialism, as well as Robert Burns. Listen out for a few notes at the end ..read more
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Crime & Punishment in East Lothian
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by HADShire Histories
1y ago
In this episode, our host has an informal conversation with two guests on the topic of historical crimes, mostly focusing on East Lothian.  The guests are Donna Duff, Senior Librarian of East Lothian Libraries’ Digital & Adult Services, who has done in-depth research on the subject of historical crimes in relation to family history. Joining the chat is Debbie Chalmers-Turnbull, Visitor Services Officer for the John Gray Centre Museum, as well as Prestongrange Museum. Debbie has also done extensive research on crime histories and is an active member of the true crime community, interna ..read more
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Lines of History: The 1722 Tranent-Cockenzie Waggonway
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by HADShire Histories
1y ago
In this episode, we find out a little bit about the remarkable Tranent-Cockenzie Waggonway, which celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2022. This waggonway is possibly the first railway in Scotland. Our host chats with Ed Bethune, chairman of the 1722 Waggonway Heritage Project, and Dr Aaron Allen of Edinburgh University, about the project and the publication of the journal of William Dickson, who helped build the railway ..read more
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Powerful Prestongrange
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by HADShire Histories
1y ago
In this episode, we find out about the displays and objects at Prestongrange Museum, which illustrate the role that Prestonpans played in the industrial heritage of East Lothian. Visitor Services Officers for the Museum speak about the history behind the displays, their experiences and fascinating stories too ..read more
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“There’s Something About Mary…Queen of Scots”
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by HADShire Histories
1y ago
We kick-off Season 2 with a chat on one of the most famous and controversial characters in Scottish history. Dr Amy Blakeway of St Andrews University shares her research based findings and opinions on some key questions relating to Mary, Queen of Scots - her early life, her relationship with Elizabeth 1, her dealings with the Earl of Bothwell, and her connection to East Lothian and the Rough Wooing. Dr Blakeway also speaks about her favourite depiction of Mary ..read more
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The East Lothian Witchcraft Trilogy Part 2
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by HADShire Histories
1y ago
In this continuing episode, David McKenzie Robertson, speaks about the processes of accusation and punishment of those persecuted for witchcraft in East Lothian. David also highlights some of the more fascinating findings in his research ..read more
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