In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, Professor James Daybell and Dr Sam Willis head down to the beach of history and dig into the unexpected history of BUCKETS! Which is all the history of seaside holidays, sandcastles, childhood pastimes and sand eels. It's also all about the Great Fire of London in 1666 (via seventeenth-century fire buckets); Roman and medieval situlas and religious ceremonies, as well as alum collecting, urine and the history of leather - which of course is all about GLOVES, GLOVES, GLOVES! Who knew!

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