Kith And Kin

Amanda Vickery traces the history of the family through four centuries of love and heartbreak.

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Amanda Vickery traces the history of the family through four centuries of love and heartbreak.
1/4. You Are to Know That I Am Your Father
The 17th-century diarist and gardener John Evelyn struggled to shape his son into a worthy heir and was bitterly disappointed - so he started the project again with his grandson.
The story shows how dramatically our ideas of education have changed.

01You Are To Know That I Am Your Father2006070520070325

The 17th-century diarist and gardener John Evelyn struggled to shape his son into a worthy heir and was bitterly disappointed - so he started the project again with his grandson.

The story shows how dramatically our ideas of education have changed.

02The Real Fanny Price2006071220070401

Jane Austen's favourite of all her heroines was Fanny Price in Mansfield Park - a poor girl adopted by wealthy relatives to be half-servant, half-daughter. There was just such a girl in Jane's own life, and this is her story.

03Mad About The Boy2006071920070408

How the son of a wealthy East India Company trader went off the straight and narrow in Georgian England, despite the best efforts of his uncles.

The story begins in the headquarters of the Premier Football League and moves via Newgate Jail to Australia.

04 LASTThe Greatest Grandmothers2006072620070415

Historians and weavers come together at a Burnley mill to discuss the Lancashire grandmother. Why did grannie become such a formidable figure in Victorian times - and remain so for more than 100 years?