Dogs!

Friday, February 18th, 2022

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis take you all for a long country walk to exercise the unexpected history of DOGS! Which is all about Tudor gifts and Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII and sporting pastimes, and Mary Queen of Scots’ lapdog; it’s about the 1796 Dog Tax, and the attempt to contain dogs in 1738 in Edinburgh in the face of a rabies outbreak; and also about the history of guide dogs via Herculaneum and Charles Dickens. It’s also all about personal histories and memories of beloved childhood pets; monstrous dogs and the Beast of Gévaudan; and Titian and Rembrandt! Woof woof!

More Podcasts

Episode 3: Smoke

4, 10, 2016 - Sherlock Holmes stated that he could identify 140 different types of tobacco just from the ash .... Read More

Episode 16: The Pen

3, 1, 2017 - Welcome to Histories of the Unexpected where you will discover the history of things you did .... Read More

Homeschooling Special – Episode 1 – Introduction

24, 4, 2020 - Homeschooling Special – Episode 1 – Introduction This is the first in what promises .... Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with Histories of the Unexpected