The 19th Century Kim Kardashian

What has Pears Soap, a soprano, bell ringing orphans, a lesbian affair, ritual dowsing, litigation and a Monkey called Mr Titileehee have to do with the advancement of women's rights? Author, actor, comedian, hero Emma Kennedy will tell you from the BP Lecture Theatre at The British Museum and her very own back garden. And yes that is Sue Perkins providing snacks...


Emma Kennedy is the author of 10 books. Writer of The Kennedys. Voice of Becky Butters. Writer Waffle the Wonderdog. Celeb Masterchef Champ. Won Mastermind. Excellent at conkers @emmakennedy

Iszi Lawrence is a comedian and podcaster and contributor to BBC's Making History and presenter of The British Museum Membercast. @iszi_lawrence.

Just a reminder you can still listen to Making History With Iszi on Radio 4



BBC Radio 4's Making History is over for another series. However you can still catch up on iplayer or download the podcast here. This series alone I've investigated icy prisons, poisonous plants, pre-reformation pews and Women's Victorian public toilets - or lack thereof! In the last episode I was in studio with Tom Holland talking about St Edmund, The Southall Youth Movement and Steam Trains. Toot toot!