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King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1910 to 1936

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Business Standard Podcast
What change does Central Vista bring to India's corridors of power?

Business Standard Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 6:07


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday evening inaugurated the revamped 3-km-long Central Vista Avenue, which extends from Rashtrapati Bhawan to the India Gate. The tree-lined space flanked by green spaces and water channels is one of the most visited tourist places in Delhi and is best known for the annual Republic Day parade.  PM Modi also unveiled the 28-feet black granite statue of Subhas Chandra Bose, which is placed under the India Gate canopy. The statue is hand-sculpted by a team led by renowned sculptor Arun Yogiraj from a single block of granite stone weighing 280 metric tonne. The block of stone was brought to Delhi from Telangana and it took two months to carve the statue of Bose from it. The avenue was named Kingsway by the British after King George V, who visited Delhi during the Delhi Durbar of 1911 and shifted the capital from Calcutta to the city. Post-Independence, it was renamed Rajpath. A road bisecting the Kingsway was named Queensway. It is now known as Janpath. Now Rajpath has once again been renamed as Kartavya Path, which translates to path of duty. This is the first project that has been completed under the Modi government's larger ambitious Central Vista redevelopment plan. The redevelopment project of the nation's power corridor envisages a new triangular Parliament building, 10 buildings of the Common Central Secretariat, revamping the Rajpath, a new prime minister's residence and office, a new vice-president's enclave, Central Conference Centre, Additional Buildings for National Archives, among others.  Conceived in September 2019, the planned redevelopment is estimated to cost Rs 20,000 crore and involves projects spread over 6 years till 2026.  The project for the New Parliament Building was awarded at an estimated cost of Rs 862 crore to Tata Projects. The project for rejuvenation of Central Vista Avenue was awarded at an estimated cost of Rs 477 crore to Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Larsen & Toubro bagged the contract for the construction and maintenance of the first three of the 10 buildings of the Common Central Secretariat. In October 2019, architect Bimal Patel's Gujarat-based firm HCP Design had won the consultancy bid for the Central Vista redevelopment.  The consultancy services include master plan, building designs, cost estimation, landscape and traffic integration plans and parking facilities. HCP has developed several projects including Sabarmati Riverfront Development, Central Vista and state secretariat in Gandhinagar, Mumbai Port Complex, redevelopment of Varanasi temple complex, IIM Ahmedabad's new campus and CII-SN Centre of Excellence Kolkata etc. Recently, Hyderabad-based DEC Infrastructure emerged as the lowest bidder for building the Executive Enclave that will house the PMO, the Cabinet Secretariat, the India House and the National Security Council Secretariat. It had quoted an amount of around Rs 1,189 crore. The government in August said that 70% of work on the new Parliament building project has been achieved and the targeted date of completion is November 2022. The new Rajya Sabha hall is being built with a capacity of 384 seats while the new Lok Sabha hall will have 770 seats, with an additional capacity of up to 1134 seats for hosting joint sessions. The Vice President's enclave is expected to be completed by January 2023.

Instant Trivia
Episode 574 - "House" And "Home" - Martha My Dear - A Walk In The Park - Murder And Mayhem - French Words And Phrases

Instant Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 7:20


Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 574, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: "House" And "Home" 1: It's the part of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line. Homestretch. 2: On Nov. 8, 1972 this subscription cable TV service began transmitting. Home Box Office. 3: This 1862 act gave ownership of 160 acres to anyone who lived and worked on them for 5 years. The Homestead Act. 4: It's an insubstantial plan subject to imminent collapse. House of Cards. 5: In 1960 James Agee's book "A Death In The Family" was dramatized into this Pulitzer-winning play. "All The Way Home". Round 2. Category: Martha My Dear 1: Her "Everyday" line is sold at K-Mart. Martha Stewart. 2: Her father, Col. John Dandridge, was a wealthy landowner. Martha Washington. 3: Backed by the Vandellas, she had hits with "Heat Wave" and "Dancing in the Street". Martha Reeves. 4: "The Dirty Duck" and "The Case Has Altered" are mysteries by this woman. Martha Grimes. 5: This woman depicted here by Al Hirschfeld "could have danced all night". Martha Graham. Round 3. Category: A Walk In The Park 1: This London park was named for the position held by the future King George IV. Regent's Park. 2: In 1989 George Bush had the DEA buy drugs in a park across from this building to show on TV. The White House. 3: You can follow streets named for King George V and King David to Independence Park in this city. Jerusalem. 4: A giant ferris wheel graces this city's Prater, opened to the public by Joseph II in 1766. Vienna. 5: 30-mile Wildwood Trail is in this northwest city's Forest Park; William Clark visited when it was just forest. Portland, Oregon. Round 4. Category: Murder And Mayhem 1: In this 1987 film, after 1 of the main characters was killed, the word "Touchable" was written in his blood. The Untouchables. 2: Some say he shot himself in Bolivia after soldiers killed Sundance. Butch Cassidy. 3: Thousand of heretics were burned at the stake by order of this Catholic tribunal. The Inquisition. 4: John Billington, who arrived on this boat, is generally considered America's 1st murderer. Mayflower. 5: These young killers were nicknamed "Babe" and "Dickie", as C. Darrow could have told you. Leopold and Loeb. Round 5. Category: French Words And Phrases 1: "Le silence est d'or" is the French version of this proverb. silence is golden. 2: What the French abbreviate ap. J.-C., meaning apres Jesus-Christ is abbreviated this way in Latin. A.D. (Anno Domini). 3: This phrase meaning ahead of one's time is often used to describe modern artists. Avant-Garde. 4: It means "pen name" or pseudonym, and is used as such. nom de plume. 5: It's the French word for kitchen; we use it to mean a manner of preparing food or the food prepared. cuisine. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

The History of the Twentieth Century
294 The Year of the Three Kings

The History of the Twentieth Century

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 48:45


King George V died in January 1936, leaving the crown to his eldest son, who became Edward VIII. But Edward just didn't seem to take his responsibilities seriously.

Instant Trivia
Episode 574 - "House" And "Home" - Martha My Dear - A Walk In The Park - Murder And Mayhem - French Words And Phrases

Instant Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 7:20


Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 574, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: "House" And "Home" 1: It's the part of a racetrack from the last turn to the finish line. Homestretch. 2: On Nov. 8, 1972 this subscription cable TV service began transmitting. Home Box Office. 3: This 1862 act gave ownership of 160 acres to anyone who lived and worked on them for 5 years. The Homestead Act. 4: It's an insubstantial plan subject to imminent collapse. House of Cards. 5: In 1960 James Agee's book "A Death In The Family" was dramatized into this Pulitzer-winning play. "All The Way Home". Round 2. Category: Martha My Dear 1: Her "Everyday" line is sold at K-Mart. Martha Stewart. 2: Her father, Col. John Dandridge, was a wealthy landowner. Martha Washington. 3: Backed by the Vandellas, she had hits with "Heat Wave" and "Dancing in the Street". Martha Reeves. 4: "The Dirty Duck" and "The Case Has Altered" are mysteries by this woman. Martha Grimes. 5: This woman depicted here by Al Hirschfeld "could have danced all night". Martha Graham. Round 3. Category: A Walk In The Park 1: This London park was named for the position held by the future King George IV. Regent's Park. 2: In 1989 George Bush had the DEA buy drugs in a park across from this building to show on TV. The White House. 3: You can follow streets named for King George V and King David to Independence Park in this city. Jerusalem. 4: A giant ferris wheel graces this city's Prater, opened to the public by Joseph II in 1766. Vienna. 5: 30-mile Wildwood Trail is in this northwest city's Forest Park; William Clark visited when it was just forest. Portland, Oregon. Round 4. Category: Murder And Mayhem 1: In this 1987 film, after 1 of the main characters was killed, the word "Touchable" was written in his blood. The Untouchables. 2: Some say he shot himself in Bolivia after soldiers killed Sundance. Butch Cassidy. 3: Thousand of heretics were burned at the stake by order of this Catholic tribunal. The Inquisition. 4: John Billington, who arrived on this boat, is generally considered America's 1st murderer. Mayflower. 5: These young killers were nicknamed "Babe" and "Dickie", as C. Darrow could have told you. Leopold and Loeb. Round 5. Category: French Words And Phrases 1: "Le silence est d'or" is the French version of this proverb. silence is golden. 2: What the French abbreviate ap. J.-C., meaning apres Jesus-Christ is abbreviated this way in Latin. A.D. (Anno Domini). 3: This phrase meaning ahead of one's time is often used to describe modern artists. Avant-Garde. 4: It means "pen name" or pseudonym, and is used as such. nom de plume. 5: It's the French word for kitchen; we use it to mean a manner of preparing food or the food prepared. cuisine. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia! Special thanks to https://blog.feedspot.com/trivia_podcasts/

Dubious
The Queen's Mother In Law: Princess Alice and Her Incredible Life Story

Dubious

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 51:04


Born congenitally deaf and wrongly regarded as “slow” on account of her disability,  Princess Alice of Battenberg chose a life of service to the poor and marginalized.Despite the many tragedies in her life she volunteered to help the wounded in WW1 and WW2, she almost got arrested by the Gestapo for saving Jewish families during the Holocaust, became a nun, was sterilized by Sigmund Freud after erroneously being diagnosed as a schizophrenic and died poor, after selling all her jewelry and possessions to help those less fortunate. If you like our content, please become a patron to unlock our premium episodes ad-free. Princess Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie of Battenberg of Greece and Denmark was the mother of Prince Philip, and mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II. A great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Alice was born in Windsor Castle on Feb 25th 1885 and grew up in Great Britain, Germany and Malta. A Hessian princess by birth, she was a member of the Battenberg family, a morganatic branch of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt. Despite the stigma attached to her illness, she learned to lip-read and speak in English, German and French by the time she was 8 years old. After her marriage, Princess Alice became involved in charity work, while her husband Prince Andrew continued his career in the military. In 1908, she visited Russia for the wedding of Grand Duchess Marie of Russia and Prince William of Sweden. While there, she talked with her aunt Grand duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna who was at the time working on plans for the foundation of a religious order of nurses. In 1913, King George V awarded her the Royal Red Cross in for her service helping the wounded. Princess Alice and her children were forced to shelter in the palace cellars during the bombardment of Athens by the French on 1 December 1916. They had to escape unrest in Greece twice, very traumatic experiences for her. 1 In France, Princess Alice became active in a charity organization for Greek refugees. She became deeply religious and, in October 1928, converted to the Greek Orthodox Church. Then her mental health started declining and Princess Alice was forcibly removed from her family and placed in an asylum, Sigmund Freud recommended “X-raying her ovaries in order to kill off her libido" and induce early menopause as treatment for “schizophrenia”. During WW2 she sheltered Jewish refugees, including the Cohen family, and helped them escape death, and for this she is recognised as “Righteous Among The Nations” by Israel's Holocaust memorial institution, Yad Vashem. In 2010, the Princess Alice was posthumously named a Hero of the Holocaust by the British Government. Her nursing order of nuns was named Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary. Princess Alice was also a chain smoker and played canasta. She passed away at Buckingham Palace on December 5 1969. She left no possessions, as she had given everything away to the poor. Initially her remains were placed in the Royal Crypt in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, but before she died she had expressed her wish to be buried at the Convent of Saint Mary Magdalene in Ghethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem near her beloved aunt Elizabeth who was made a Russian orthodox saint, we think Princess Alice should be made one too. 2 1. Philip Chrysopoulos. Princess Alice, Philip's Mother, and Her Life of Philanthropy in Greece. Greek Reporter. July 2022. ⇤2. Timeline Documentaries. The Other Queen Mother: The Forgotten WW2 Hero: The Queen's Mother in Law. Youtube. August 2018. ⇤

London Walks
Today (July 18) in London History – Saving the Northern Heights

London Walks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 17:05


The Avid Reader Show
Episode 669: Victoria Shepherd: A History of Delusions: The Glass King, a Substitute Husband and a Walking Corpse

The Avid Reader Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 54:31


The extraordinary ways the brain can misfire: Why would someone wake up and claim they're Napoleon? Or why would they believe they have been turned into a wolf and demand to be fed raw meat?For centuries, people have dismissed delusions as a problem for the shrinks to sort out in distant asylums. But delusions are more than just bizarre case studies. They tell stories of collective anxieties and traumas.Examining the study and documentation of delusions over time, Shepherd looks at 10 extraordinary cases of delusion from the archives. Included here are the paranoid conspiracy of James Tilly Matthews, an 18th-century spy in revolutionary France, and Madame X, who in 1923 demanded a divorce on the grounds that her husband had been substituted for a double. Also here are King Charles VI of France, who believed that he was made of glass, and Léa-Anna B, who was convinced that King George V was in love with her. A History of Delusions covers what psychological purpose these alternative realities might serve, given how common delusions are in the general population, and what wider societal stresses they might portend. In this groundbreaking history, Victoria Shepherd explores delusions from ancient times to present and implores us to identify reason in apparent madness. Isn't it perfectly understandable to believe you've got the wrong head when the guillotine takes the heads of hundreds every day? Who cannot sympathize with the man who believes he is already dead, when all his comrades died in the battlefields?We all have it in us to become delusional. In understanding delusions, we come closer to understanding ourselves.Buy the book from Wellington Square Bookshop - ​https://wellingtonsquarebooks.indiecommerce.com/book/9780861540914

London Walks
Today (July 8) in London History – the last piece to the puzzle

London Walks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 8:25


St Paul's Cathedral
Stories from St Paul's: King George V's Silver Jubilee

St Paul's Cathedral

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 3:31


Find out all about the Silver Jubilee of King George V in May 1935 in this podcast episode in our Stories from St Paul's series. It was the first ever Silver Jubilee to be celebrated by a British monarch, and the celebrations began with a special Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's on the 6th May – where the two young royal princesses, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret were in attendance – along with a congregation of 4,500. Produced and presented by Douglas Anderson.

The Royal Studies Podcast
Modern Monarchy in a Global Perspective - New Directions in Royal Studies

The Royal Studies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 27:48


In this week's podcast we speak to Dr. Cindy McCreery, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Sydney, Australia, about her lead in Modern Monarchy in Global Perspective Research Hub. https://global-modern-monarchy.sydney.edu.au/ and the convening of  an international conference online: “Going Platinum: Australian responses to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952-2022” from 20th-22nd June: https://global-modern-monarchy.sydney.edu.au/going-platinum-conference/ Dr. McCreery's current major research focus is monarchy and colonialism. With her colleague Robert Aldrich she has edited three volumes in Manchester University Press's Studies in Imperialism series: Crowns and Colonies: European Monarchies and Overseas Empires (2016), Royals on Tour: Politics, Pageantry and Colonialism (2018), Monarchies and Decolonisation in Asia (2020), as well as a special issue of the Royal Studies Journal on twentieth-century British royal tours of the Dominions (2018). With Falko Schnicke and Robert Aldrich she is editing a forthcoming Oxford University Press volume entitled Global Royal Families. She is now working on nineteenth and early twentieth-century global royal travel, examining the journeys of King Kalākaua of Hawai'i, Prince Alfred, the teenage Princes Albert Victor and George, as well as the adult George and his wife Mary (Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, later King George V and Queen Mary) of Great Britain.@DrCindyMcCreery@Monarchy_Global

London Walks
Today (June 6) in London History – “opened with a golden key”

London Walks

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 10:38


Patented: History of Inventions
Tattoos with Matt Lodder

Patented: History of Inventions

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 34:58


“As ancient as time, as modern as tomorrow.'Why have tattoos been reinvented in so many cultures - and with so many different meanings - throughout history?And yet, tattooing is constantly portrayed as a new ‘thing', when tattoos were just for criminals or sailors. Far from truth, tattoos and the art of painting ones skin is as old and as fascinating as humankind itself.On this episode we focus on the evolution of tattooing with Dr Matt Lodder. A Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, and Director of American Studies at the University of Essex.Dallas and Matt explore the inventions that led the way to modern tattooing from 17th century pilgrims in Jerusalem getting religious iconography inked on their skins, through to the first tattoo parlour in the late 1880s, and to King George V.This episode was produced by Emily WhalleyThe senior producer is Charlotte LongEdited and mixed by Thomas Ntinas.For more History Hit content, subscribe to our newsletters here.If you'd like to learn even more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts, and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

As The Money Burns
Pomp and Circumstance

As The Money Burns

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 22:39


Heiresses dream of royal romances with fairytale endings. As one marries her prince, another dances with a future king.#BarbaraHutton, #QueenElizabethII, #KingEdwardVIII, #PlatinumJubilee, #PrinceAlexisMdivani, #LouiseVanAlen, #PrinceofWalesLouise Van Alen marries Prince Alexis Mdivani despite her family's objections. Barbara Hutton goes to Buckingham Palace to bow before the King and Queen of England and meets the future British king David, the Prince of Wales. Could a royal romance bloom?--Date: May 15-20th, 1931Location: Wakehurst in Newport, Rhode Island; Buckingham Palace, London, EnglandEvent: royal marriage, bowing to King and Queen of EnglandCharacters: Barbara Hutton, David Prince of Wales – King Edward VIII – Duke of Windsor, King George V and Queen Mary of Great Britain, Franklyn Hutton, Irene Hutton, Helena McCann, Virginia Dawes, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dawes,Historical mentions: Doris Duke, Viscountess Thelma Furness, Jessie Woolworth Donahue, Jeem Jimmy Donahue Jr., Queen Elizabeth II, Lady Jane Grey, King Edgar the Aethling, King Louis XIV, Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej--Queens Podcasthttps://shows.acast.com/queenshistorypodcast--Archival Music provided by Past Perfect Vintage Music, www.pastperfect.com.Opening Music: My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Billy Cotton, Album The Great British Dance BandsSection 1 Music: Everything Stops For Tea by Mario “Harp” Lorenzi, Album The Great Dance Bands Play Hits Of The 30sSection 2 Music: It Had To Be You by Carroll Gibbons, Album It's Got To Be LoveSection 3 Music: The Eyes Of The World by Louis Levy, Album The Great British Dance BandsEnd Music: My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Billy Cotton, Album The Great British Dance Bands

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Adrienne Miller: Matakana statue conservator on statue being beheaded for fourth time in 20 years

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 4:06


A statue of King George V in Matakana has been beheaded for the fourth time in 20 years.The statue's conservator Adrienne Miller has said on social media that she wants to move it somewhere else and is clearly not safe there.Adrienne Miller joined Heather du Plessis-Allan.LISTEN ABOVE

Dan Snow's History Hit
The Death of King George V: A Royal Murder Mystery

Dan Snow's History Hit

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 24:45 Very Popular


Just before midnight on January 20, 1936, King George V died at Sandringham, in Norfolk, England. The scandal of King George V's reign would not be revealed publicly until 1986, in the diary of his physician, Lord Bertrand Dawson. Dawson had written about the night of January 20, detailing that he had injected the king with a lethal concoction of morphine and cocaine, intending to both grant the king a painless death and to guarantee that his passing would be announced in the morning papers rather than the evening journals.Jane Ridley is a historian, author and broadcaster who teaches Modern History at the University of Buckingham. Jane joins Dan on this episode of the podcast to discuss who King George V was, the major events of his reign, and the injection that resulted in the king's death - an act alternately referred to as “euthanasia,” medically assisted suicide or murder.If you'd like to learn more, we have hundreds of history documentaries, ad-free podcasts and audiobooks at History Hit - subscribe today! To download the History Hit app please go to the Android or Apple store.We need your help! If you would like to tell us what you want to hear as part of Dan Snow's History Hit then complete our podcast survey by clicking here. Once completed you will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 voucher to spend in the History Hit shop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

London Walks
Today (January 21) in London History – They Murdered Him

London Walks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 9:22


Cities and Memory - remixing the sounds of the world

""As I sit in my own home..." reworks a recording of King George V's Christmas message from December 1934. It takes its inspiration from the aspects of the king's voice - everything from diction and use of voice to actual recording techniques - and in the surface noise and crackle of the recording medium itself (the recording sounds like a 78, but is most likely an acetate used for broadcast). Thus the methodology pursued was premised on the granular decomposition of the voice, and the use of surface noise as a rhythmic element.  Nevertheless, the key part of the speech was the sentence "As I sit in my own home, I am thinking of the plenty multitudes all listening to my voice". It is representative of a moment in history when recorded sound, and sound transmission, was indeed so new that the monarch feels it relevant to point this out in his address to the nation. It is also reminiscent of Alvin Lucier's contemporary music classic "I Am Sitting in a Room". The sentence recurs throughout the piece, and also provides it its title." Composition by Acoustic Mirror. Part of the Shortwave Transmissions project, documenting and reimagining the sounds of shortwave radio - find out more and see the whole project at https://citiesandmemory.com/shortwave

Cities and Memory - remixing the sounds of the world
King George V's Christmas message

Cities and Memory - remixing the sounds of the world

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 12:46


 King George V addresses the British Empire during Christmas 1934. Recorded by Fred Waterer, courtesy of the Shortwave Radio Archive. Part of the Shortwave Transmissions project, documenting and reimagining the sounds of shortwave radio - find out more and see the whole project at https://citiesandmemory.com/shortwave

The Rosenbach Podcast
Ep. 9 | A Royal Relic: Dr. A.SW. Rosenbach Receives a Gift from Great Britain's King George V

The Rosenbach Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 15:06


The Rosenbach's collections include many objects with connections to European royalty. One such object is a book that was acquired as a gift from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. In this episode, learn about this precious relic from a transatlantic voyage Dr. Rosenbach undertook in the 1920's.

Arts & Ideas
Colm Tóibín, David Cohen winner; Dullness

Arts & Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 45:12


Sticking in stamps and killing animals were the main achievements of King George V - according to his biographer Harold Nicholson. Now Jane Ridley has written a new book about him subtitled "Never a Dull Moment" so can dullness be a virtue. Anne McElvoy chairs the discussion, which also looks at the history and image of Roundheads and Cavaliers with New Generation Thinker Tom Charlton and the appearance of dullness in political theory with Jonathan Floyd, Associate Professor at the University of Bristol. Plus Anne talks to Colm Tóibín, the winner of the David Cohen Prize for Literature - biennial British literary award given to acknowledge a whole career. Professor Jane Ridley's biography George V: Never a Dull Moment is out now. Producer: Ruth Watts

Swaminarayan Glory
King George v and his servant….

Swaminarayan Glory

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 3:01


This episode is also available as a blog post: https://swaminarayanglory.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/king-george-v-and-his-servant/

Casus Belli Podcast
B-10#02 Prince of Wales - La Joya de la Fuerza-Z - Episodio exclusivo para mecenas

Casus Belli Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 32:49


Agradece a este podcast tantas horas de entretenimiento y disfruta de episodios exclusivos como éste. ¡Apóyale en iVoox! Un excelente acorazado de clase King George V, que participó en la caza del Bismark, pero más conocido por ser uno de los dos buques de línea de la Fuerza-Z, enviada como disuasión a Singapur. Un barco de los llamados "sin suerte", tuvo el dudoso honor de ser el primer acorazado en ser hundido por fuerzas exclusivamente aéreas. Con Antonio Gómez @antogom1 ____________________________________ --- DIRECTO SÁBADO 19 DE MAYO 2018 --- II Jornada de Podcasting de Alicante "XeQuePod" organizado por ALIPOD Entrada Libre Día 19 de Mayo 2018 de 17:00 a 19:00 Bar Lloc de Jocs, (Av/ Ancha de Castelar, 161) San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante) Más info y otros directo en http://alipod.es/blog/ii-jornada-alicantina-de-podcasting-xequepod2018 ____________________________________ Búscanos en casusbelli.top Y también en: Facebook, nuestra página es @casusbellipodcast https://www.facebook.com/CasusBelliPodcast Telegram, nuestro canal es @casusbellipodcast https://t.me/casusbellipodcast Nuestro chat de aviones es https://t.me/aviones10 Twitter, como @casusbellipod https://twitter.com/CasusBelliPod Pinterest, como @casusbellipod, https://es.pinterest.com/casusbellipod ¿Queréis contarnos algo? También puedes escribirnos a casus.belli.pod@gmail.com Si te ha gustado, y crees que nos lo merecemos, nos sirve mucho que nos des un like, que es el corazoncito que sale en el episodio en el móvil arriba a la derecha, si nos escuchas desde la app de ivoox, sea android o IOS. Muchas gracias por escucharnos, y hasta la próxima. Fe de errores: corregido pequeño error de edición Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals

Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon
Doom, Faith and Sabotage

Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 50:36


This week, ahead of COP26, Thea Lenarduzzi and Lucy Dallas are joined by David Wallace-Wells, the author of ‘The Uninhabitable Earth', to discuss a flurry of new books on climate change and what to do about it, from quiet reflection to radical, explosive action; and the biographer of royals A. N. Wilson considers a lively new Life of King George V that suggests the monarch wasn't that dull after all‘Deep Adaptation: Navigating the realities of climate chaos', edited by Jem Bendell and Rupert Read‘How To Blow Up a Pipeline: Learning to fight in a world on fire' by Andreas Malm‘Saving Us: A climate scientist's case for hope and healing in a divided world' by Katharine Hayhoe‘Geopolitics For the End Time: From the pandemic to the climate crisis' by Bruno Maçães'George V: Never a dull moment' by Jane RidleyProducer: Sophia Franklin See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Talking Dirty
Claus Dalby on Containers, Companion Plants for Dahlias and Lime Foliage Love

Talking Dirty

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 55:02


We are so excited to bring you our latest Talking Dirty podcast with none other than Claus Dalby. The Danish King of container planting and great plantsman has tranformed his plot in Risskov over the last twenty-seven years, into an inspiring planty paradise. And his exploits are followed by Instagram and YouTube viewers the world over. This week Alan Gray (East Ruston Old Vicarage) and Thordis chat to him about the origins of his horticultural passion, and enjoy some beautiful Show and Tell as he shares his favourite planting combinations of the moment, with some great growing tips along the way. PLANT LIST Dahlia 'Eveline' Verbena bonariensis Thalictrum rochebrunianum Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' Salvia 'Amistad'  Salvia 'Love and Wishes' Dahlia 'David Howard' Impatiens balfourii Euphorbia griffithii 'Dixter' Dahlia 'Blue Boy' Salvia patens  Dahlia 'Blue Bayou' Dahlia 'Happy Single Date' Dahlia 'Happy Single Juliet' Dahlia 'Magenta Star' Clematis 'Princess Kate' Dahlia 'Chimborazo' Dahlia 'Lavender Perfection' Physocarpus opulifolius Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' Catalpa bignonioides 'Aurea' Aralia cordata 'Sun King' Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart' Tulipa 'Barcelona' Tulipa 'Queen of Night' Tulipa 'Recreado' Artemisia lactiflora 'Elfenbein' Senecio viravira Escallonia 'Iveyi' Dahlia 'Appleblossom' Dahlia 'Apopa Beauty' Penstemon 'King George V' Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks' Solidago x luteus 'Lemore' Aster × frikartii 'Mönch' Solidaster Centaurea montana 'Carnea'

Instant Trivia
Episode 237 - The 21St Century - A Walk In The Park - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - European Languages - Ice Cream

Instant Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 7:43


Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 237, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: The 21St Century 1: In 2005 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once this country's richest man, got 9 years in jail for fraud and tax evasion. Russia. 2: In May 2001 Gerald Ford stopped into this president's library to pick up its Profiles in Courage Award. John F. Kennedy. 3: This 125-year-old women's magazine was briefly recast as "Rosie". McCall's. 4: A 2003 judgment said keeping 2 women from marrying each other violated this state's constitution. Massachusetts. 5: In July 2001 a cargo plane brought the salvaged parts of a U.S. spy plane back to the U.S. from this country. China. Round 2. Category: A Walk In The Park 1: This London park was named for the position held by the future King George IV. Regent's Park. 2: In 1989 George Bush had the DEA buy drugs in a park across from this building to show on TV. The White House. 3: The Bridge of Perfect Wisdom is a landmark of Beihai Park in this world capital. Beijing. 4: You can follow streets named for King George V and King David to Independence Park in this city. Jerusalem. 5: A giant ferris wheel graces this city's Prater, opened to the public by Joseph II in 1766. Vienna. Round 3. Category: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow 1: Flat snow crystals generally have this many sides or arms. six. 2: The National Weather Service defines this as snowy winds of 35 mph with 1/4 mile visibility lasting for 3 hours. a blizzard. 3: Buffalo, New York is familiar with the snowstorm-causing effect named for this type of body of water. a lake effect. 4: When air becomes "super" this adjective, relative humidity is above 100% and snow can form. supersaturated. 5: Poli'ahu, the goddess of snow, lives on this highest Hawaiian mountain. Mauna Kea. Round 4. Category: European Languages 1: Dialects in the High form of this European language include Thuringian, Silesian and Franconian. German. 2: Modern dialects of this language include Gronings, West-Vlaams and Brabants. Dutch. 3: Although Spanish is widely spoken in Gibraltar, this language is used for schools and for official purposes. English. 4: Nynorsk, an official language of this country, was created by Ivar Aasen in the mid-19th century. Norway. 5: It's also called Ruthenian, and you'll hear it spoken in Odessa and Sevastopol. Ukrainian. Round 5. Category: Ice Cream 1: When setting up an ice cream maker, use table salt or this type which dissolves more slowly. rock salt. 2: French for "in the fashion", it's the way to get ice cream with your dessert. à la mode. 3: In January of 2011, pecans fruit and chocolaty bits in vanilla soft serve was this brand's "Blizzard of the Month". Dairy Queen. 4: Harry Burt started this co. whose 1st white truck used a set of bells from the family bobsled. Good Humor. 5: Reuben Mattus created this ice cream brand, whose name was meant to invoke an Old World aura. Häagen-Dazs. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia!

The Lost Tapes of History
King George V and MI5

The Lost Tapes of History

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 14:10


The date is August 1917. The First World War is still raging in Europe. George has been contacted by the Government because there's been some suspicious activity. Someone is reporting to be him but with a different name.  The Lost Tapes of History was created and written by Kerrie Fuller. George V: Rob Firth - www.spotlight.com/6211-3492-0602 MI5 Agent: Ben Lowe - www.mandy.com/uk/actor/ben-lowe-3 - T: @iambenlowe Narrator: Fraser Fraser - www.mandy.com/uk/actor/fraser-fraser-1 – T: @fraserfraser123 Intro/Outro: Becky Reader Fact Check here: www.losttapesofhistory.co.uk/george-v-and-mi5 Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/since79p ©2021 Since79 Productions Sound effects from Freesound.org: Opening Theme Music: TheTunk; Closing Theme Music: Nuria1512; Other effects: stereostereo; amholma; straget; AldebaranCW. Sound Disclaimer: The Lost Tapes of History was recorded remotely during lockdown in late 2020. As such, the actors used what equipment they had available and were limited by their location. This has resulted in variable audio quality although hopefully, it won't stop your enjoyment of the podcast.

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
100,000 Download Episode Dedicated to Listeners ”What‘s Your Vision? Using the Queen Mary Ship as a Symbol to What you Are Building”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 15:44


Welcome back, to a BONUS Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning episode that I want to dedicate to YOU, the listener. It took this podcast a bit over 2 years to hit the 100k download milestone, and like any goal we have (whether a sales goal or something you want to do, it might seem so far off, you wonder how you'll ever get there). If you are reading these notes on iTunes, click here to see all images. In February of this year, when we hit the 50k mark, it wasn't hard to project the download numbers and guess when we would hit this milestone, but it still seemed like a moonshot goal, difficult to imagine, and August (when we projected, we would hit this goal) seemed so far away. Do you know what I mean? Do you have something you are working on where the gap from you are now and where you are going seems like an impossible goal? Even when you have the belief?  Even when the evidence is there? I could hear how the episodes were helping people around the world thanks to the messages you sent me, but a part of me had just an ounce of disbelief, and I thought “is this really happening?” wondering if the momentum would continue to build. But the numbers never lie. They kept going up, and each month, we would surpass our monthly goal target. This weekend, while away with the family in Long Beach, CA, I look out of the window and can see the Legendary Queen Mary Ship[i] in the port as I watch our statistics graph project upwards (see image in the show notes) as we break records with our monthly downloads since launching, and surpass the 100k download mark, with the next milestone on our list to hit 1 million downloads which seems much more difficult but yet not impossible as we break this down into smaller targets. The Queen Mary ship is a symbolic metaphor to look at this weekend as “This iconic ship is now a floating museum, and tourist attraction.”[ii]  Sadly, the hotel is currently closed but my husband had an opportunity to stay on the ship on one of his work trips, and he took me on a tour on FaceTime, where I asked him to show me all of the rooms that had mystery and intrigue surrounding them. If you are like me, and love a good ghost story, look up the history of The Queen Mary that was named one of the “Top 10 most haunted places on earth”[iii] and look up the story of Stateroom 340B. The scariest thing we noticed was that there was no room 340B. Where it should have been, it was boarded up and no longer accessible for the public, unless things have changed, but we might not ever know this, as we mentioned this spooky hotel is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. The Queen Mary's Stateroom 340B was boarded up.  The Queen Mary Hotel Rooms, just no 340B Stateroom.  Andrea Samadi standing in front of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.  This retired British ocean liner sailed on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 from Southampton, a port city on England's south coast, just 2 hours from where I lived in England before my parents immigrated to Canada.  On the Queen Mary Ship's website, I saw a quote written by King George V that made me think about anything new that goes out into the world. When you're create something out of nothing, like The Queen Mary before it was named, was known only as “Hull #534”[iv] which was the yard number where it was being built. Whatever it is that you are creating, the hope is that it makes an impact within your local community, rippling that impact throughout your state, country, nation, and eventually throughout the world. Listen to this quote and think about whatever it is that you are creating and I hope it energizes you, like it did for me. "Today we come to the happy task of sending on her way the stateliest ship now in being. It has been the nation's will that she should be completed, and today we can send her forth no longer a number on the books, but a ship with a name in the world, alive with beauty, energy and strength! May her life among great waters spread friendship among the nations!"[v] – King George V on the Queen Mary launch The Queen Mary Heritage Foundation is now developing a museum and educational facility to preserve and enhance the ship's remarkable story” and is an incredible reminder for all of us building our own Queen Mary Vision. This weekend, as I was walking around Long Beach, where we were staying for our daughter's gymnastics training, I was speaking with Julianne, another gymnastics Mom, who shared with me that Winston Churchill was on board the Queen Mary, 3 times, and along with this new knowledge that I just love learning, I also thought about how the Queen Mary spread “friendships” across the nations, and as I walked with my new friend in Long Beach,  thought about how new ideas really do bring people together, and make the world a smaller place. Winston Churchill on the Queen Mary Reference: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/420453315192219227/  My vision for this podcast has always been to make some sort of lasting shift with education (with the implementation of simple neuroscience connected to social and emotional learning) and the history of The Queen Mary Ship reminds me that nothing happens overnight, without hard work and dedication. Looking out of the window at the ship was nothing compared to standing right next to it. I'll post the images in the show notes but had to include this metaphor to show you that whatever you are working on can have a global impact, and it just takes one person (like you) to begin and create something.  As long as the numbers continue to trend upwards on this podcast,  I'll keep putting in the effort behind each episode and really am grateful for the opportunity to host this show and share everything I'm learning in this new field of educational neuroscience with you.  So, this 100,000th download episode is dedicated to you, the listener. I want to thank you for tuning in and sharing with me how you are using this understanding of simple neuroscience in your schools, workplaces, and personal lives. It does help when you send me messages on social media or tag me when an episode is useful. Also, a sincere thank you to all the incredible guests who gave up their time to share their knowledge, ideas, and strategies with us, giving back in such a generous manner.  Sleep scientist Antonio Zadra from episode #104[vi] said it best as he mentioned “of course it's the listeners who decide such things” when we hit the 90k mark, and that's when I realized that the key to long-term success in anything is to “find a need and fill it” as Norman Vincent Peale quoted and I think of the entrepreneurs I've met over the years who have used this motto to guide them.  Here's The Top 4 Lessons Learned from Launching This Podcast to See if These Ideas Can Help You With Your Goals “Where There is No Vision, The People Will Perish”[vii] (Proverbs 29:18) Even if your vision is shaky in the beginning, keep going! When we launched the podcast in June 2019, with a need in mind, I wasn't sure if this idea would take off. With any goal, being able to see where you are going is important and following the tips of those who've already achieved what you want to do is important. On our 50k milestone episode[viii] I talk about Lewis Howes from the School of Greatness Podcast[ix] who said ‘I built up my podcast through consistently providing quality valuable content and constantly being open to my own growth without being attached to the end result.” So we use this model of providing quality valuable content, keeping an eye on the downloads, remembering to not be “attached to the end result” but to just keep moving forward and applying what we are learning. There Will Be Problems and Challenges  I remind myself with other great stories, not to forget that with any worthwhile goal, there will be challenges. Presidential historian Doug Wead[x] said it often. “When you get up and do something, there will be problems” and this comes with the territory of taking action with big goals. The history of the Queen Mary reinforced this idea as although the Queen Mary attracted elite passengers, it was the government that kept her afloat.  “With the onset of the worldwide Great Depression, construction on the Queen Mary came to an abrupt halt. Eager to spur on the sluggish economy, the British government agreed to give a loan that would allow construction on ship #534 to continue, but only if Cunard and White Star would merge. (Like Cunard, White Star—famous as the owner of the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic—had fallen on hard times.) In 1934, the new Cunard-White Star Line was born, and construction on the ship immediately resumed.”[xi] Nothing worthwhile comes without problems. Anticipate problems and challenges. I remember my first interview for the podcast with Ron Hall[xii] from Valley Day school where for some reason we couldn't figure out why we couldn't hear each other. After trying every possible setting on his end, we found the problem on my end, and thank goodness we didn't give up on that interview. It was a powerful one connecting me to many other speakers in the future. Problems will be unexpected, and they will keep coming---I think to see how dedicated you are to your vision. Will you give up at the slightest challenge, or find a way forward? Be Consistent and Relevant to Your Listeners.  I've mentioned that as long as the interest in these episodes continues, I'll continue to research, learn new ideas in this field, and produce content, with the hopes that it can help you to sharpen your saw with the understanding of how our brain impacts our learning, results and productivity, with this understanding of neuroscience made simple. I watch the numbers for each episode and know what parts of the world are listening. Thank you for keeping me in the top 100 iTunes Charts in the US, Great Britain, Canada, Finland, Australia, Russia, Spain, Mexico, Ireland and many others where we come in and out of the charts.   Being Transparent with My Own Learning  This year, I noticed that as I'm diving deeper into this content, that the more I'm learning, the more I realize just how little I know. But with each interview, each strategy can be gleaned and applied for an improved life. I know that the topic of neuroscience could seem intimidating especially when most of us have not studied this at school, but I hope that by being open with places it overwhelmed me, helps you to be patient with your own learning. Rome wasn't built in a day, and some ideas and concepts might take a few listens to sink in. I still go back and listen to some episodes on topics I'm struggling with and learn something new, and I hope this transparency reassures you that we can all learn anything, I really believe that, if we take the time to learn and apply it. Life really is about pushing ourselves to grow and learn from the lessons we experience along the way. If you look in the show notes, I have a METACOGNITION graphic that I created (adapted Dr. Andrew Newberg and Mark Waldman's Spectrum of Human Consciousness Model) that shows how learning takes place in the brain, and we will dive deeper into How Learning Works[xiii] this week with Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and John Almarode's new book but understanding how our brain adapts to learning something new, until we hit those Aha! Moments is important. When we learn something new, we go through different stages on the way to metacognition, where we are aware and in control of our knowledge. It begins with Instinctive Learning, where we study and learn with curiosity and desire. We experience positive emotions when we attain success. Next, we move to Habitual Learning, where we form study habits. It is very important we develop proper study habits or else we will only get by until the work becomes challenging. Intentional Learning is where we will spend most of our logic, reason, and attention when solving mental problems. The challenge here is that we are working with our short-term working memory, which contains limited information. It is easy to get distracted at this level of awareness. Worries, fears, and doubts also operate at this level and can interfere with decision-making strategies. We must learn strategies to move forward in spite of fear and focus on the positive side of situations, taking a proactive approach to learning, instead of giving up at the first signs of a challenge. Finally, we arrive at Creative Learning, where all of the magic happens for decision making and goal setting. This process is strenuous on the brain and requires frequent brain breaks to reset our neurochemistry. We must have strategies for practice, study, and learning and be able to find a way to relax their brain and body. During these resting states, remarkable activity takes place, allowing the brain to creatively solve problems. When creativity is integrated with logic and reason, research shows we can solve conflicts and improve academic success. Metacognition occurs when we are aware and in control of the knowledge we are learning. When we reach this level, we begin to have “Aha!” experiences, where we gain insight what we are learning. This is the true magic of the learning process and proves that with the right strategy in place, but eliminating all distractions, we can all learn anything. Thank you again and stay tuned for our new episodes this week. We have Chrissy Barth on High Performance Fuel for Athletes and as I mentioned, 2 returning guests, Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher, with John Almarode on their new book How Learning Works, that explains the science behind how we learn. Next month we are looking forward to diving deeper with American psychologist and Chief of Stanford's Addiction and Medicine Clinic, Dr. Anna Lembke on her new book Dopamine Nation, and the following month, will finally get to speak with Dr. Bruce Perry on his new book with Oprah, What Happened to You that discusses conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing. Stay tuned and thank you for helping us to achieve this milestone!  FOLLOW ANDREA SAMADI:  YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/AndreaSamadi   Website https://www.achieveit360.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samadi/  Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Achieveit360com   Neuroscience Meets SEL Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/2975814899101697   Twitter: https://twitter.com/andreasamadi   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreasamadi/  RESOURCES: See past episodes here https://www.achieveit360.com/episodes/  11 Facts About the RMS Queen Mary by Kim O'Connell June 8, 2018  https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/544591/facts-about-rms-queen-mary REFERENCES: [i] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Queen_Mary [ii] https://www.queenmary.com/history/ [iii] https://www.queenmary.com/hotel/rooms/b340/ [iv] "Four-Leaf Clover Propeller to Drive Giant Liner 534". [v] https://www.queenmary.com/history/ [vi] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #104 with Sleep Scientist Antonio Zadra on “When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/sleep-scientist-antonio-zadra-on-when-brains-dream-exploring-the-science-and-mystery-of-sleep/ [vii] The Bible King James Version https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2029%3A18&version=KJV [viii] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #109 “Achieving Quantum Leap Results Using Price Pritchett's You Squared Book” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/achieving-quantum-leap-results-using-price-pritchetts-you-squared-principles/ [ix] https://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ [x] www.dougwead.com [xi] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Queen_Mary [xii] https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/interview-with-ron-hall-valley-day-school-on-launching-your-neuroeducational-program/ [xiii] How Learning Works: A Playbook by John Almarode, (James Madison University, Douglas Fisher (San Diego State University) and Nancy Frey (San Diego State University). https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/how-learning-works/book279410#description  

The Courage To Lead
Episode 60: TJ Duncan, MBE – Courage to Create Your Own Success

The Courage To Lead

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 45:21


TJ is the founder of Business Glu (www.Businessglu.co.uk), an improvement specialist that is passionate about helping others.  TJ works with businesses that appreciate the benefits of having someone with the knowledge and skillset she has, to take a birds' eye view of their business and recognize barriers and opportunities that leaders, owners, and senior teams don't have the time or experience to see. She provides passionate, caring, ambitious business leaders that spend their time ‘in' the business, the help, guidance, and hands-on approach to lead them to success whilst improving the broken areas of the business.  She sees what others don't; the fragmented teams, the disjointed management style, or the loosely termed ‘processes' that are costing you time and money.  Also using her contacts, experience, and know-how of identifying and taking advantage of the opportunities available that are often vague. TJ has demonstrated results with her credible portfolio of business solutions, understanding from experience the sense of feeling powerless but more importantly how to get rid of these thoughts. TJ establishes that bond, allowing you to enjoy your business again and it not feel a burden with the vicious circle scenario. TJ wants you to feel as hungry for success as you did in the beginning and as excited with what opportunities are available, making them possible.  TJ has experienced the emotional drain and lack of motivation for those most accountable and this is why she does what she does.  Sharing ways to beat negativity, proving it isn't healthy or necessary to feel this way, making those in the business the heroes. As a married mom of two, TJ divides her spare time between her family and tending to her collection of animals that all live at home with her.  Having owned horses and ponies since the age of 9 she is a keen equestrian and now enjoys retraining her two ex-racehorses to become happy hackers for her and her daughters to enjoy countryside rides. TJ won an award for Businesswoman of the Year in 2016, which was an immense achievement. Then, in 2021, TJ was nominated for an MBE – Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – for Female Entrepreneurship. You can learn more about TJ from her company website: https://www.Businessglu.co.uk You can also follow her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tjduncanmoir/

Creative
John Brice

Creative

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 45:08


John Brice is a journalist who worked for the BBC for 36 years as a reporter, producer and editor. John was involved in local radio before moving to national radio and ending at BBC World Service. While in national radio he was employed on every news and current affairs programme on Radio 4, many on 5Live and  was an intake editor on BBC World Service for 10 years. Now he  owns  two pubs in Medway and runs one of them - the King George V in Brompton. Over the years he has run a restaurant and organised several major events including the Quadrathon and the Medway Food & Drink Fair and the Medway Beer Festival. John is one of the voices and names of the BBC so much so that his email is ‘thejohnbrice' Great stories about the behind the scenes of news reporting. To support the podcast and get access to features about guitar playing and song writing visit https://www.patreon.com/vichyland and also news for all the creative music that we do at Bluescamp UK and France visit www.bluescampuk.co.uk For details of the Ikaro music charity visit www.ikaromusic.com Big thanks to Josh Ferrara for the music

Instant Trivia
Episode 176 - Really Tough Wheel Of Fortune Puzzles - A Walk In The Park - Not Without My Daughter - Countries By City - Capital Punishment

Instant Trivia

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 7:05


Welcome to the Instant Trivia podcast episode 176, where we ask the best trivia on the Internet. Round 1. Category: Really Tough Wheel Of Fortune Puzzles 1: ON THE MENU: I'll take a "G", Pat and solve the puzzle... it's an Italian dish of tiny dumplings made from potatoes or flour. gnocchi. 2: THING: It's the cavity or tube that connects the oral and nasal passages with the esophagus and larynx. pharynx. 3: ON THE MAP: This country whose capital is Astana became a republic of the USSR in 1936. Kazakhstan. 4: BEFORE and AFTER: French action movie and Peta Wilson TV show that became a world leader in 1958. La Femme Nikita Khrushchev. 5: PERSON: A total of 3 Zs are in the first and last names of this national security adviser under Carter. Zbigniew Brzezinski. Round 2. Category: A Walk In The Park 1: This London park was named for the position held by the future King George IV. Regent's Park. 2: In 1989 George Bush had the DEA buy drugs in a park across from this building to show on TV. The White House. 3: The Bridge of Perfect Wisdom is a landmark of Beihai Park in this world capital. Beijing. 4: You can follow streets named for King George V and King David to Independence Park in this city. Jerusalem. 5: A giant ferris wheel graces this city's Prater, opened to the public by Joseph II in 1766. Vienna. Round 3. Category: Not Without My Daughter 1: For many years, this "pretty baby" was inseparable from her manager mom Teri, an ex-model herself. Brooke Shields. 2: It's no rumor: her real daughter, Rumer, played her movie daughter in "Striptease". Demi Moore. 3: Mom Naomi kept performing as half of this duo for over a year after doctors advised her to quit. the Judds. 4: This current Dutch queen was a baby when she fled the Netherlands with her mother during WWII. Beatrice (Beatrix). 5: In 1986 she and her mother Nusrat were formally elected co-Chairwomen of the Pakistani People's Party. (Benazir) Bhutto. Round 4. Category: Countries By City 1: Jagersfontein,Krugersdorp,Ladysmith. South Africa. 2: Bremen,Kiel,Worms. Germany. 3: Chandigarh,Jaipur,Amritsar. India. 4: Recife,Sao Goncalo,Itapipoca. Brazil. 5: Toowoomba,Wagga Wagga,Adelaide. Australia. Round 5. Category: Capital Punishment 1: Joan of Arc. Burned at the stake. 2: Mata Hari. Firing Squad. 3: Socrates. Drank Hemlock. 4: Louis XVI. Beheaded. 5: Haman. Hung from the gallows. Thanks for listening! Come back tomorrow for more exciting trivia!

British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics
Christmas in July Windsor Style! (ep 66)

British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 17:27


In 1800, Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, erected the first known Christmas tree at Windsor Castle. She hosted a party for the children of Windsor families. According to Dr. John Watkins, who wrote a biography of Queen Charlotte, the large yew tree stood in a tub in the middle of the drawing room at Queen's Lodge. The branches were decorated with “bunches of sweetmeats, almonds, and raisins in papers, fruits and toys, most tastefully arranged, and the whole illuminated by small wax candles.” Prince Albert popularized the Christmas tree. As he and Queen Victoria shared their family tradition of gathering around the tree at Windsor Castle with popular publications of the day, the tradition caught on with families throughout the country. With the support (and possibly encouragement) of the royal family, Illustrated London News, Cassell's Magazine, and The Graphic shared images of the royal Christmas at Windsor with details about the royal trees.After Victoria, in the early 20th century, the royals began celebrating Christmas at Sandringham. Edward VII decided to start holding family Christmas celebrations there in 1864. George V continued the tradition of the royal family Christmas at Sandringham. In 1932, King George V delivered the first royal Christmas broadcast live from Sandringham House. George VI, who succeeded his brother, gave his first Christmas broadcast in 1937. In 1939, George VI spoke on the first Christmas of World War II. He sadly reflected on the loss of peace during the Christmas season and praised the Royal Navy, British Expeditionary Force, and armies of the Empire. As the war ended and new challenges arose, George VI spoke of the unity and steadfastness of the Commonwealth and the Empire.Her Majesty the Queen gave her first Christmas message from the same desk and chair that her father and grandfather had used. She pledged to carry on the tradition of Christmas broadcasts and thanked people for their loyalty and affection. She has delivered broadcasts from Sandringham, New Zealand, Buckingham Palace, and Windsor Castle. As technology progressed, she moved the broadcast from radio to television and then to HD, and often incorporates additional footing.This year, the Queen's annual Christmas message will be delivered from Windsor Castle—which is the same location as her two previous addresses of 2020. Last year, in 2019, the Queen said it is “the small steps, not the giant leaps” that bring about lasting change in the world. This was a reference to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and our own roles in doing good in the world. As always, her message is both timely and utterly timeless.

The Leading, Language and Literature Podcast
Shannon Kavanagh - Head of Senior School English - Hong Kong

The Leading, Language and Literature Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 61:53


In this episode I'm talking with Shannon Kavanagh. Shannon is Head of Senior School English at King George V school in Hong Kong.  In the episode we discuss One of the best texts she's recently read, studied or taught An Introduction to her career to date and current position at KGV The recent review of diversity and inclusion at the school How planning is organised within the department and school as a whole The specific challenges KGV students face in English and how the department combats this The extent to which technology plays a part in delivering the English curriculum at KGV Shannon and the department's approach to marking and what the school's expectation is with frequency, turnaround time and nature of feedback And lastly, recommendations for resources that English teacher may find useful. If you haven't already, subscribe via Spotify, Apple or wherever you get your podcasts if you'd like to be made aware of when more educational chat like this becomes available! Alternatively, you can follow me on Twitter by searching for @chrisjordanhk Thanks again to Shannon for discussing life at KGV with me and for the variety of recommendations she makes around pedagogy and literature respectively. https://www.amazon.com/Memory-Police-Novel-Yoko-Ogawa/dp/1101870605 (The Memory Police) by Yoko Ogawa https://www.ixl.com?adGroup=123455075002&campaign=12967812196&gclid=CjwKCAjw0qOIBhBhEiwAyvVcfyaGrI_T-CEkHM6LDO0PCbtb_DyEFf6rOcr7LwXTghGi_Mb4ZjA9HxoCnskQAvD_BwE&partner=google (IXL) - Grammar and Language Skills Platform https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748 (The Body Keeps the Score) by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. Jared Horvath's https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCypIIZtJ1JOJ8VdED2L360Q (YouTube Channel) https://chartered.college (The Chartered College of Teaching) - Research, resources and insight to enable excellent teaching.

The Dolci Show
Dolci Show #35: Clara's Romances

The Dolci Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 11:41


Three Romances, opus 22                                                   Clara Schumann (1819-1896)Andante molto — Allegretto — Leidenschaftlich schnellClara Schumann probably wrote her Three Romances for Christmas, 1849, at the same time her husband Robert wrote his Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, but like many of her compositions they were not published immediately.  As the sole family breadwinner after Robert became ill, Clara was obliged to devote most of her time and energy to her career as a virtuoso pianist. She performed the Romances for King George V of Hanover in 1853 (he loved them) with the violinist Joseph Joachim, and finally published them in 1856 with a dedication to Joachim. They mirror Robert's Three Romances in form; though there is no published oboe version, they suit it beautifully, suggesting that they might have been originally intended for that instrument.

History Ireland
George V's opening of the Northern Ireland parliament

History Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 66:54


On 22 June 1921 King George V officially opened the Northern Ireland parliament, thus confirming the existence of Northern Ireland as set out in the 1920 Government of Ireland Act. Moreover, since the formation of the Ulster Special Constabulary in autumn 1920 it also had the means to defend itself. To discuss these and related matters tune in to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Elaine Callinan, Seán B. Newman, Mike Rast and Brian Walker.     The Hedge School series of podcasts is produced by History Ireland and the Wordwell Group. For more information or to subscribe, visit historyireland.com   This podcast is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.

Morning Ireland Extra
100 years ago: Belfast Parliament inaugurated

Morning Ireland Extra

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 43:12


On 22 June 1921, King George V opened Belfast parliament. Shane McElhatton, Series Editor, Decade of Commemorations, comes live from Belfast City Hall with Dr Marie Coleman, Lecturer in Irish History, QUB; Eamon Phoenix, Stranmillis University College; Brian Walker, Prof Emeritus of Irish Studies, QUB; Vincent Kearney, RTÉ Northern Editor

Talkback
We discuss the State Opening of the first Northern Ireland parliament at Belfast City Hall 22nd June 1921 by King George V

Talkback

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 55:50


How did the events of 1921 shape all of us today?

Historical Belfast
The King's Speech: Opening the N.I. Parliament, 22 June 1921

Historical Belfast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 18:39


Last month I was extremely privileged to join with a panel of 6 esteemed historians in a meeting with HRH The Prince of Wales in Belfast City Hall. The location was significant because almost exactly 100 years previous, King George V (Charles' great grandfather) visited Belfast to open Northern Ireland's first parliament in the same building. Charles was acutely aware of his great grandfather's contribution and invited historians to comment on the impact made by King George's speech in the context of island-wide violence and tumultuous Irish politics.The event will be commemorated by Belfast City Council on Tuesday 22nd June when a re-creation of the speech will be made for a live stream. There will also be an unveiling of two chairs, used on that day by King George V and Queen Mary which have since undergone some specialist conservation work. A talk on the matter will also be provided by the brilliant Dr Eamon Phoenix, and finally a performance of a specially commissioned play by Terra Nova productions which will explore the speech in more dramatic detail.Had I been aware of all this before I started researching the episode I probably wouldn't have written it, but nevertheless I'm here now and so are you – so here it is, Episode 16: The King's Speech. 

Year ‘21
Episode 26: The King's Speech

Year ‘21

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 28:00


King George V's speech to Parliament, in which he 'stretched out the hand of forebearance and conciliation', is designed to be heard beyond Northern Ireland. Declan and Tara learn of the crucial role of South African Prime Minister Jan Smuts in this historic and far-reaching address. Warning: this episode contains the sound of gunshots.

Betfair
Racing Only Bettor | Episode 101 | Royal Ascot Day 3

Betfair

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 29:28


It's day 3 of Royal Ascot and Stradivarius takes centre stage but all three of the panel are against him. TC has a project in the opening event and strongly fancies one in the last race, while Kevin's, one time Derby fancy, Sir Lamorak, is nap material in the King George V handicap. All the action covered to help you make better decisions

Holiday Breakfast
Gavin Grey: UK wakes up to news of Prince Harry and Meghan's daughter

Holiday Breakfast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 5:37


Harry and Meghan's announcement of the arrival of their daughter Lilibet surprised royal watchers and sent the world's media scrambling to react.Much of the focus has been on the name: Lilibet "Lili" Diana Mountbatten-Windsor.The name is the Queen's family nickname and hit the headlines again recently in the wake of Prince Philip's death, when it was revealed that he referred to her by the nickname throughout their long marriage.After their wedding, the Duke of Edinburgh wrote the Queen Mother: "Lilibet is the only 'thing' in the world which is absolutely real to me."Her Majesty even signed off with the moniker on the handwritten note she placed on the Duke of Edinburgh's coffin.The nickname was coined when then-Princess Elizabeth was just a toddler and struggling to pronounce her own name.Her grandfather King George V then affectionately started calling her "Lilibet" in an imitation of her attempts.Lili's middle name, Diana, pays tribute to Harry's mother.Diana has loomed large over Harry's life since the 12-year old Prince was robbed of his mother in 1997 when she died in a car crash.When Harry and Meghan first announced that she was pregnant with their second child, they made the announcement on the 37th anniversary of Diana's announcement that she was pregnant with Harry.Diana's dedication to charity has informed Harry and Meghan's own charitable works, exemplified by a quote shared by the couple on social media in 2019.The quote reads: "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you."Harry has been raising his son Archie with stories of his late mother.In his recent AppleTV+ series, The Me You Can't See, he revealed that one of his son's first words was "grandma".While the announcement of Lili's name was a surprise for most, the signs have been there that the couple have been considering it for some time.While bookies were considering Diana and even Philippa as potential first names for the royal, a chance encounter with a group of young girls in Birkenhead, England, showed that their minds might have been elsewhere.At the 2019 school visit, undertaken while Meghan was pregnant with Archie, Harry asked a mother how she spelled her daughter Lily's name.Harry and American actor Meghan Markle married at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born a year later.In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said were the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They live in Montecito, a posh area near Santa Barbara, California.The birth comes after Harry and Meghan's explosive TV interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. The couple described painful discussions about the colour of their first child's skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led her to contemplate suicide.Buckingham Palace said the allegations of racism made by the couple were "concerning" and would be addressed privately.Last year, Meghan revealed that she had a miscarriage in July 2020, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others.Despite leaving royal duties, Harry's place in the order of succession to the throne remains.The first seven places remain unchanged: Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry, and his son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.Lilibet's birth moves Prince Andrew, who was born second in line in 1960, down to ninth place.- Additional reporting, AP

The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed
Just The Boyz but it's Revolutionary - Ruins 57

The Archaeology Podcast Network Feed

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 63:28


For this episode of Just the Boyz, the hosts attempt to discuss the events leading up to the American Revolution and the first year of the fight for America's Independence from the English Crown. Early on in this episode, you can tell that hosts have a lot to say without a really coherent plan as to how to say it. The guys are all over the place with this episode, but you can definitely get a sense of their passion for this topic. And yes, Carlton did mix up King George III with King George V. He's been binging The Crown recently. Literature recommendations: 1776 by David McCullough The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800 by Mary Beth Norton The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution: Forgotten Black Heroes by William Cooper Nell Contact Email: alifeinruinspodcast@gmail.com Instagram: @alifeinruinspodcast Facebook: @alifeinruinspodcast Twitter: @alifeinruinspod Website: www.alifeinruins.com APN Links Website ALiRP Page Store Affiliates Wildnote TeePublic Timeular

British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics
Rocking the Cradle, Ruling the World: Britain's Queen Mothers (ep 54)

British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 27:07 Transcription Available


This week, we’ll be looking at six of the women who came to England and became game-changers: Emma of Normandy, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabella of France, Henrietta Maria of France, Mary of Modena, and Mary of Teck. In her own way, each of these women had an extraordinary and lasting impact on her son (or, in some cases, sons) and his rule.Emma’s political alliances and influence helped shaped the monarchy. She also established a family relationship between the dukes of Normandy and the Anglo-Saxon kings of England, which gave the Normans a hereditary claim to the English throne. Emma was involved and influential in politics on both sides of the English Channel and throughout Europe. Less than 15 years after Emma’s death, William of Normandy set out for England. His claim to the throne was based in part on Emma and her influence. It was after Henry’s death in 1189 that Eleanor really came into her own. Richard, her favorite son, took the throne on his father’s death. One of his first acts was to release Eleanor from prison; he made her his Regent while he participated in the Third Crusade. Eleanor had a large and strong network across the kingdom, and she successfully promoted Richard’s policies and his reputation. He became known as Richard the Lionheart, in part because of her efforts to establish (or possibly embellish?) his reputation. When he was captured on his way home from the Crusade, Eleanor herself raised the funds for his ransom and traveled to deliver it. She was with him when he died in 1199. She died in 1203 and was buried next to her husband, Henry II.Isabella of France raised forces against her husband and installed her son on the throne. She ruled as Regent for a few years, then after her son took control, lived an independent and wealthy life. She is the only one of our Queen Mothers to actually overthrow her husband to put her child on the throne.Mary of Modena gave us one of the strangest scandals of the Stuart regime. After a series of miscarriages, she gave birth to a healthy son in 1688. Appalled at the thought of a Catholic succeeding to the throne, Protestants responded by accusing the Queen of miscarrying again and smuggling in a fake heir in a warming pan! The birth of the prince tipped Parliament into inviting William and Mary to replace James and Mary of Modena on the throne.Mary of Teck is the last non-English Queen consort and Queen Mother. Actually born and raised in the UK, she was technically Princess of Teck. She was selected as a royal bride by Queen Victoria and married her grandson Prince George. After the death of his father Edward VII, George became King George V and Mary became Queen. She represented continuity of the monarchy through the abdication of her son Edward VIII and helped generate support for her son George VI. She lived to see her granddaughter come to the throne, providing an amazing arc from Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II.

The John Batchelor Show
1361: What does the Royal Family represent to an Englishman? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 14:35


Photo:  The British Royal Family, 1914-1918.    Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra turn to smile for the camera as they look at the work on display during the private view of an exhibition of naval photographs, 21 July 1918. The exhibition is being held at Princes Gallery, Piccadilly.  In the background, Princess Mary and King George V (wearing a top hat) can be clearly seen. The New John Batchelor ShowCBS Audio Network@Batchelorshow What does the Royal Family represent to an Englishman? @SebGorka #AmericaFirst

The Mark Hastings Experience
Episode #122: "The King's Speech" (2010 Film)

The Mark Hastings Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 58:34


In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 2010 British historical drama film "The King's Speech" directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Inspired by actual events, the films stars Colin Firth as Prince Albert, Duke of York - the future King George VI - who struggles to cope with a stammer that he has had since he was a child, which over time has lead to him experiencing moments of discomfort while performing the mandatory public speaking addresses that he is required to make as a part of his royal duties. In an attempt to seek out a treatment for the Duke of York's condition, his wife, Elizabeth (played by Helena Bonham Carter), persuades him to see the Australian-born Lionel Logue (played by Geoffrey Rush), a non-medically trained speech defects therapist, who almost immediately insists on calling the Duke of York the same name that his family members call him, "Bertie", and who over time demonstrates effective speech therapy techniques that help Bertie overcome his stammering. Against the backdrop of the death of Bertie's father, King George V, the coronation and the subsequent abdication of Bertie's brother David (King Edward VIII), and Britain's declaration of war on Germany in 1939, Bertie must work to traverse feelings of unworthiness, the potential damage to the royal family as a result of his father dying and his brother's selfish act of abdication so that he could be with the notorious Wallis Simpson (played by Eve Best), while working together with Lionel Logue to enable him to find a way to not allow his stammer to define him and debilitate him from rising to the occasion of becoming King and having to address and be a beacon of hope for the British people as they face the looming threat of World War. The film also stars Guy Pearce as King Edward VIII, Timothy Spall as Winston Churchill, Derek Jacobi as Cosmo Gordon Lang, Jennifer Ehle as Myrtle Logue, Michael Gambon as King George V, as well as a cast of other wonderfully gifted actors who play characters and depictions of recognisable real life people who have influenced the world. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/markthepoet/message

WinTrade Global Talks
Demystifying the Queen's Honours System with Sir Kenneth Olisa, Jenny Garrett OBE and Alison Bennett, Honours Secretariat

WinTrade Global Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 49:17


Demystifying the Queen's honours system. It is no surprise that the royal tradition of honouring high achievers goes back to the Norman Conquests. However, what is surprising is that the first ‘commoners' to be honoured en mass started as late as 1917, when the father of Queen Elizabeth II , King George V, began a new order of chivalry called the Order Of the British Empire. He did this to celebrate the outstanding contributions made by British citizen and soldiers to the war effort in WII and the system has remained in place to this day. Today, the Queen's honours are awarded twice per year: New year's awards and the Queen's official birthday. At these times, several types of awards are given, including: The Order of the Garter The order of the Thistle Order of St. Patrick Order of the British Empire Knight Grand Cross Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) Order of Merit Companions of Honour Order of the Bath Order of St. Michael and St. George Royal Victorian Order Royal Family Orders Commonwealth Orders Military Honours and Awards – several including The George Cross and the Elizabeth cross. These awards are not given lightly and are carefully considered before being bestowed. This was especially highlighted in 2012, when Fred Goodwin was stripped of his Knighthood, which he received in 2008 for the services to banking under the Labour Government ( the awards were retracted due to the dishonour of his actions which lead to RBS almost collapsing in 2008). It is a uniquely British honour which must ultimately be respected. However, it is no longer only accessible by the ‘Old Boys' Network': there are a lot of amazing people out there doing incredible things so around 6000 nominations are made each year. On average, approximately 3000 honours are awarded to people every year. Although it was once said that ‘people award you but God rewards you', there is certainly nothing like being acknowledged for all the hard work and the positive contribution you have made to your country. In addition, there is no denying that such awards tend to open doors and often make people more receptive to what you have to share. Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE, founder of WINTRADE was one of those people awarded 20 years ago for her contributions to Britain through her work in the areas of cultural diversity, small businesses and women in business. She has also had the privilege of sitting on the honours' committee for several years, helping to inform the Palace about nominees deserving of being acknowledged. As a result, she has a wealth of experience on the subject and would like to share what she has learned with you. Join to our membership program: https://talks.wintradeglobal.com/MEMBERSHIP_LANDING?r_done=1

5 Minute Biographies
King George V - S10E09

5 Minute Biographies

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2020 9:02


In the ninth episode of season 10 of the 5 Minute Biographies podcast, we take a brief look at the life of the man who became a king and oversaw the dismantling of the British empire - King George V. Please consider supporting the show by buying me a coffee at http://www.5minutebiographies.com/coffee/  - Thanks!

The History Express
Episode 104 - Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany - Royal Family Biography

The History Express

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2019 48:23


Wilhelm II or William II (German: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert; 27 January 1859 – 4 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia. He reigned from 15 June 1888 until his abdication on 9 November 1918 shortly before Germany's defeat in World War I. The eldest grandchild of Queen Victoria, Wilhelm's first cousins included King George V of the United Kingdom and many princesses who, along with Wilhelm's sister Sophia, became European consorts. For most of his life before becoming emperor, he was second in line to succeed his grandfather Wilhelm I on the German and Prussian thrones after his father, Crown Prince Frederick. His grandfather and father both died in 1888, the Year of Three Emperors, making Wilhelm emperor and king. He dismissed the country's longtime chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, in 1890. Upon consolidating power as emperor, Wilhelm launched Germany on a bellicose "New Course" to cement its status as a respected world power. However, he frequently undermined this aim by making tactless, alarming public statements without consulting his ministers. He also did much to alienate his country from the other Great Powers by initiating a massive build-up of the German Navy, challenging French control over Morocco, and backing the Austrian annexation of Bosnia in 1908. His turbulent reign ultimately culminated in his guarantee of military support to Austria-Hungary during the crisis of July 1914, resulting in the outbreak of World War I. A lax wartime leader, he left virtually all decision-making regarding military strategy and organisation of the war effort in the hands of the German General Staff. This broad delegation of authority gave rise to a de facto military dictatorship whose belligerent foreign policy led to the United States' entry into the war on 6 April 1917. After losing the support of the German military and his subjects in November 1918, Wilhelm abdicated and fled to exile in the Netherlands, where he died in 1941. Wilhelm was born on 27 January 1859 at the Crown Prince's Palace, Berlin, to Victoria, Princess Royal, the wife of Prince Frederick William of Prussia (the future Frederick III). His mother was the eldest daughter of Britain's Queen Victoria. At the time of his birth, his great-uncle Frederick William IV was king of Prussia, and his grandfather and namesake Wilhelm was acting as regent. He was the first grandchild of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and one of the two grandchildren born in Albert's lifetime, but more importantly, the first son of the crown prince of Prussia. From 1861, Wilhelm was second in the line of succession to Prussia, and also, after 1871, to the newly created German Empire, which, according to the constitution of the German Empire, was ruled by the Prussian king. At the time of his birth, he was also sixth in the line of succession to the British throne, after his maternal uncles and his mother. A traumatic breech birth resulted in Erb's palsy, which left him with a withered left arm about six inches (15 centimetres) shorter than his right. He tried with some success to conceal this; many photographs show him holding a pair of white gloves in his left hand to make the arm seem longer. In others, he holds his left hand with his right, has his crippled arm on the hilt of a sword, or holds a cane to give the illusion of a useful limb posed at a dignified angle. Historians have suggested that this disability affected his emotional development. In 1863, Wilhelm was taken to England to be present at the wedding of his Uncle Bertie (later King Edward VII), and Princess Alexandra of Denmark. Wilhelm attended the ceremony in a Highland costume, complete with a small toy dirk. During the ceremony, the four-year-old became restless. His eighteen-year-old uncle Prince Alfred, charged with keeping an eye on him, told him to be quiet, but Wilhelm drew his dirk and threatened Alfred. When Alfred attempted to subdue him by force, Wilhelm bit him on the leg. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thehistoryexpress/support

The History Express
Episode 98 - Princess Alice of Battenberg - Mother of Prince Philip & Mother in Law to Elizabeth II

The History Express

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2019 48:51


Princess Alice of Battenberg (Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie; 25 February 1885 – 5 December 1969) was the mother of Prince Philip and mother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II. A great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, she was born in Windsor Castle and grew up in the United Kingdom, the German Empire, and the Mediterranean. A Hessian princess by birth, she was a member of the Battenberg family, a morganatic branch of the House of Hesse-Darmstadt. She was congenitally deaf. After marrying Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903, she adopted the style of her husband, becoming Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. She lived in Greece until the exile of most of the Greek royal family in 1917. On returning to Greece a few years later, her husband was blamed in part for the country's defeat in the Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922), and the family was once again forced into exile until the restoration of the Greek monarchy in 1935. In 1930, she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was committed to a sanatorium in Switzerland; thereafter, she lived separately from her husband. After her recovery, she devoted most of her remaining years to charity work in Greece. She stayed in Athens during the Second World War, sheltering Jewish refugees, for which she is recognised as "Righteous Among the Nations" by Israel's Holocaust memorial institution, Yad Vashem. After the war, she stayed in Greece and founded a Greek Orthodox nursing order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary. After the fall of King Constantine II of Greece and the imposition of military rule in Greece in 1967, she was invited by her son and daughter-in-law to live at Buckingham Palace in London, where she died two years later. Her remains were transferred from a vault in her birthplace, Windsor Castle, to a Russian Orthodox convent on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem in 1988. Alice was born in the Tapestry Room at Windsor Castle in Berkshire in the presence of her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. She was the eldest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. Her mother was the eldest daughter of Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, the Queen's second daughter. Her father was the eldest son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine through his morganatic marriage to Countess Julia Hauke, who was created Princess of Battenberg in 1858 by Louis III, Grand Duke of Hesse. Her three younger siblings, Louise, George, and Louis, later became Queen of Sweden, Marquess of Milford Haven, and Earl Mountbatten of Burma, respectively. She was christened Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie in Darmstadt on 25 April 1885. She had six godparents: her three surviving grandparents, Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse, Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine, and Julia, Princess of Battenberg; her aunts Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia and Princess Marie of Erbach-Schönberg; and her great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Alice spent her childhood between Darmstadt, London, Jugenheim, and Malta (where her naval officer father was occasionally stationed). Her mother noticed that she was slow in learning to talk, and became concerned by her indistinct pronunciation. Eventually, she was diagnosed with congenital deafness after her grandmother, Princess Battenberg, identified the problem and took her to see an ear specialist. With encouragement from her mother, Alice learned to both lip-read and speak in English and German. Educated privately, she studied French, and later, after her engagement, she learned Greek. Her early years were spent in the company of her royal relatives, and she was a bridesmaid at the marriage of the Duke of York (later King George V) and Mary of Teck in 1893. A few weeks before her sixteenth birthday she attended the funeral of Queen Victoria in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and shortly afterward she was confirmed in the Anglican faith. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thehistoryexpress/support