Episode 2: Oranges

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Remember, remember the 5th of November The Gun Powder Treason and Plot… And it would seem Oranges!
But how do oranges fit into the story? Did those pesky conspirators get scurvy from plotting in damp, dark, far away corners? Nope. Did Guy Fawkes take a half-time vitamin C break? Not even close.
If you want the answers you’re going to have to join the ‘yoda of years’ Professor James Daybell and the ‘husband of history’ Dr Sam Willis, as they make like Columbus, and take an epic voyage to discover the unexpected history of the orange.
On the way they will encounter fruit rosaries, South American drug gangs, boiled eggs, urine, human stupidity and of course, human ingenuity. And if you’re feeling a little worse for wear after a beer or two too many, put away that paracetamol, for we have it on good authority that what you really need is a laurel leaf necklace!
Who knew that the history of the Orange had so much to offer?







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