‘Behind The Headlines of History’ podcast, Episode 1
In the first episode of Series 1, Michala shares the love story behind The Great Bullion Robbery that was reported in the press in 1855, and Brad’s research reveals how the perpetrator of a hazelnut theft, covered by The Hampshire Advertiser in 1877, is linked to Downton Abbey!
To round the episode off, this week’s ‘News In Brief’ stories have a bit of a love and marriage theme…
All newspaper articles referenced in this episode were sourced on Newspapers.com, with additional research conducted by Brad and Michala using Ancestry and other resources.
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Articles and Clippings from Episode 1: The Great Bullion Robbery (a love story) and Hazelnut Theft
The Great Bullion Robbery Sun, Jan 18, 1857 – 14 · The Era (London, Greater London, England) · Newspapers.comStealing Nuts Wed, Sep 5, 1877 – 3 · The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, Hampshire, England) · Newspapers.comA Wedding Present of ￡25,000 Fri, Jan 19, 1883 – 4 · The Royal Cornwall Gazette, Falmouth Packet, and General Advertiser (Truro, Cornwall, England) · Newspapers.comSmitten with First Love Sat, Nov 19, 1898 – 7 · The Exeter Flying Post or, Trewman's Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, Devon, England) · Newspapers.com