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Season One of ‘The Presidents & Prime Ministers brought to life all 55 of Britain's Prime Ministers through interviews with the authors of all 55 essays in Iain Dale’s book The Prime Ministers: Three Hundred Years of History. From the obscure 18th-century figures like the Earl of Shelburne and Henry Pelham to 20th-century titans like Churchill and Thatcher, these podcasts provide a much-needed reminder about their motivations, failures and achievements. Season Two, gives the same treatment t ...
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Some dads build a treehouse with their kid. We’re doing a history podcast. Welcome to Prime Factors where we review each UK Prime Minister from Robert Walpole to Rishi Sunak. We discuss their biography, highs and lows, and then rate them on a scale designed by a 10-year old before awarding the ultimate prize: Are they ”Known or an Ice Cream Cone”.
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Prime Time is a casual history Rexy-Pod ranking all the British Prime Ministers from Robert Walpole to the modern day. On our way, we'll tell the story of this nation, cast judgement on our forebears, and explore some of the weird, wonderful, and time-worn bits of modern British Politics that are still around today. righthonwriteoff@gmail.com @primetime_cast For bonus episodes and our Discord, join us on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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It's Episode 9 of our "Election Special" series, and we're looking at how a defeated government departs and a victorious new Prime Minister arrives in Downing Street. Listen to find out how the lightning-fast transition of power happens in the UK. primetimepod.com righthonwriteoff@gmail.com @primetime_cast For bonus episodes and our Discord, join u…
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Itō Hirobumi: from peasant to samurai, terrorist to diplomat, and a key architect of modern Japan. Smuggled out of the "hermit kingdom" to learn from the West, he returned to a nation in tumult. Author of the Meiji Constitution and its staunchest advocate, he led Japan through four pivotal terms as it emerged as a global power. Recorded on location…
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It's Episode 8 of our "Election Special" series, and we're looking at polling day itself. What happens at polling stations across the country and how are ballot papers (and the unusual things sometimes written on them) counted? Also, find out the result of our own Kess v John election! primetimepod.com righthonwriteoff@gmail.com @primetime_cast For…
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It's Episode 7 of our "Election Special" series, and we're looking at what candidates get up to during a campaign, both locally and nationally. What do they do, how do they do it, and how much can they spend? primetimepod.com righthonwriteoff@gmail.com @primetime_cast For bonus episodes and our Discord, join us on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast…
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It's Episode 6 of our "Election Special" series, and we're looking at what the government gets up to whilst the election campaign happens. primetimepod.com righthonwriteoff@gmail.com @primetime_cast For bonus episodes and our Discord, join us on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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Born the "spare" second son of Baron Pelham, Henry watched his brother bask in the glow of wealth and titles. With the seat in Parliament his brother bought for him, Henry found his own voice, teamed up with Robert Walpole, and zoomed up the political ranks. Stepping out from his sibling's shadow, Henry Pelham soon stood tall as Britain’s third Pri…
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Before Robert Walpole, there was Sarah Churchill. Escape artist extraordinaire, controversial figure, possible lover of Queen Anne... Sarah was up to her proverbial elbows in the mucky politics of the late 1700s. Listen in to find out just everyone who ever met her fell into deep love (or deep hatred) with her. primetimepod.com righthonwriteoff@gma…
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Prime Minister's Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday the House of Commons sits. It gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister or a nominated minister.In most cases, the session starts with a routine 'open question' from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary que…
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From his humble birth in the Compton family castle, Spencer Compton rose to become a "dull, important Lord" in Parliament. Walpole out-maneuvered in 1727 to steal the top job from him, but Spencer Compton, the Earl of Wilmington, would get his revenge and (eventually) become Prime Minister. Recorded on location at the Wilmington Memorial Library in…
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Prime Minister's Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday the House of Commons sits. It gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister or a nominated minister.In most cases, the session starts with a routine 'open question' from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary que…
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Prime Minister's Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday the House of Commons sits. It gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister or a nominated minister.In most cases, the session starts with a routine 'open question' from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary que…
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Our first rating! We discuss how Robert Walpole rose from the disaster of the South Sea Company bubble to control all the levers of power in Parliament, his near-loss to Spencer Compton after the death of George I, and his eventual decline and defeat thanks to a disagreement with Spain over a severed left ear. Recorded on location in Walpole, Massa…
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We have to start somewhere! Abram and I look at Robert Walpole from birth to 1721, the traditional start of his time as prime minister. We cover his early elections, his rise in the Whig party, his stint in the Tower of London for corruption, and how he rose in power to become the dominant force in British politics of his day. (Hint: It involved fa…
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Prime Minister's Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday the House of Commons sits. It gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister or a nominated minister.In most cases, the session starts with a routine 'open question' from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary que…
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Prime Minister's Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday the House of Commons sits. It gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister or a nominated minister.In most cases, the session starts with a routine 'open question' from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary que…
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Prime Minister's Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday the House of Commons sits. It gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister or a nominated minister.In most cases, the session starts with a routine 'open question' from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary que…
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Prime Minister's Question Time, also referred to as PMQs, takes place every Wednesday the House of Commons sits. It gives MPs the chance to put questions to the Prime Minister or a nominated minister.In most cases, the session starts with a routine 'open question' from an MP about the Prime Minister's engagements. MPs can then ask supplementary que…
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A second episode for examining Thomas Pelham, Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Marquess of Clare, Earl of Clare, Viscount Haughton, Baron Pelham of Laughton, Baron Pelham of Stanmer, the brother of Henry Pelham; and for connected purposes. This is our second of two episodes for the Duke of Newcast…
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