Christopher Winn’s I Never Knew That

Christopher Winn’s I Never Knew That

Join me and my special guests in this new podcast series as we travel to all four corners of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland discovering entertaining stories and fascinating facts, hearing epic tales and intimate recollections, seeing where history happened, marvelling at sweeping panoramas and enjoying quiet corners, meeting friends along the way, and learning about the people and places that make these beautiful islands the most magical place on earth. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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February 18, 2021 40 min

Christopher visits a quiet corner of Bedfordshire where the Celestial Light shines most brightly, the oldest house in England, in Huntingdonshire, the room in Rutland where the Gunpowder Plot may have been hatched, the burial place in Leicestershire of the last Plantagenet king, and George Washington’s ancestral home in Northamptonshire.


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Visit Leicester

Sulgrave Manor Trust

The Manor, Hemin...

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February 4, 2021 34 min

Christopher visits the birthplace of English song in Berkshire, Heaven on Earth in Oxfordshire, a country churchyard in Buckinghamshire where we have all the time in the world, the launch site in Middlesex for the first balloon flight over England and the exact spot in Hertfordshire where a young man made a momentous decision that changed the world for good.


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Abbey Quarter

The Society of An...

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January 21, 2021 31 min

Christopher visits a handsome village in Dorset resting place of a farmer whose enterprise, and whose wife, helped save millions of lives, the Devon landscape beloved of a Hollywood legend, the most perfect combination of sculpture and scenery you will ever find, in Cornwall, an enchanted Somerset combe that inspired great poetry and the Computer Age, and an ancient temple in Wiltshire restored with marmalade.


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January 21, 2021 28 min

Christopher visits a mountain side house in Surrey where larks ascend, a desert in Kent where a famous film director lived out his final days, a beautiful ancient hilltop town in East Sussex, with an enviable literary heritage, the loveliest room in the world in a castle in West Sussex, the spot in Hampshire where a naval hero was felled in his moment of triumph, and a medieval space ship on the Isle of Wight.


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December 20, 2020 54 min

In this feature length Christmas special Christopher goes in search of the Great British Christmas, discovering magical Christmas stories and fascinating Christmas facts from around the nation that shine a light on the origins and traditions of Britain’s favourite celebration.



List of places and Gazetteer

Credits



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