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Jack P Taylor's political and historical curiosities

Sep 19, 2017

It has been a little while since I've wrote a briefing. With the upcoming Catalonia Independence Referendum I decided to write another.

I'll cover in this show:

What is happening.

The importance of Catalonia.

Why Catalonia would want independence.

The 2014 referendum.

What's changed since 2014.

The legality of the...

Sep 17, 2017

This week's show details how King Edward VIII was forced to chose between the love he held for his country or his love for Wallis Simpson.

With original audio of speeches by King Edward I will take through this royal scandal that threatened the UK's monarchy and our government.

As ever I hope you enjoy!

Sep 10, 2017

This weeks episode covers the first ever recorded economic speculative bubble.

A period in the Netherlands during the 17th century where one tulip bulb could cost the same as a fashionable house in the Amsterdam. 

The backing track was partly due to my neighbour deciding to do some very loud building work yet I think it...

Sep 3, 2017

This week's episode is a history of Lloyd's of London. With a history stretching back over 300 years this insurance marketplace has been part of some of the biggest parts of history.

Today it is a huge part of the global economy and provides cover to all manner of celebrities.

I hope you enjoy understanding more of how...

Aug 20, 2017

It’s good to be back from my summer holidays and thanks for continuing to listen.

This week’s episode covers a history of Air Force One and Presidential aviation more generally.

It’s a fascinating history, although I would say that wouldn’t I?

The planes form part of a tale covering assassinations, resignations,...