January 23, 2019

Dr Kate Fullagar: Voyagers (1776)

Worlds Colliding: the Warrior, the Voyager and the Artist

In this episode of Travels Through Time the Australian historian Dr Kate Fullagar travels back to 10 December 1776. She visits Old Somerset House on the Strand in London to watch the painter Joshua Reynolds delivering his annual lecture to the Royal Academy; she crosses the Atlantic to the home of the diplomat Ostenaco in Cherokee Country; and she steps aboard HMS Resolution in the mid-Indian Ocean, as the much-travelled Pacific Islander Mai heads home on Captain Cook’s third great voyage. Set just months after the Declaration of Independence, Kate’s is a panoramic travel at a time of empire and great political and social change.

More about the book: https://katefullagar.com/faces-of-empire/

Presenter: Peter Moore

Guest: Dr Kate Fullagar

Producer: Maria Nolan

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