I have been a history geek all my life, from the first moment I was handed a Horrible History book as a child. I remember pestering my parents to take me to local castles and palaces such as Fishbourne, Hampton Court and the Tower of London. I took my studies all the way to university and finally to a master's degree in Mediaeval History where I wrote my Masters thesis on the queens of Anglo-Norman England.
In the summer of 2015, I made my first foray into podcasting, with the Queens of England Podcast, which covered every one of the queens consort from the Norman Conquest to the Act of Union with Scotland in 1707. After two and a half years, we made it to the end of that road, and so I launched a new show at the start of 2018: The Other Half Podcast: The History of Women through the Ages.
Women have been the driving force behind history for millennia, from female Pharoahs, warrior princesses and pirates, to the revolutionaries who sought to topple the male-dominated political systems of their day - yet their stores are often ignored and forgotten. This podcast tells the forgotten and ignored stories of the most powerful and influential women in history.