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Topic: 18th century England

18th century England was a period of political turmoil, social inequality, and changing attitudes towards women's rights and the legal system.

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The two podcast episodes provided focus on different aspects of 18th century England, providing historical context and insights into the social and political landscape of the time.

The first episode, 'The Plot to Undo Mary Eleanor Bowes, Part 2', chronicles the legal battle fought by Mary Eleanor Bowes to divorce her abusive husband and regain control of her fortune, highlighting the challenges faced by women in the 18th century and the emerging precedents for women's rights.

The second episode, 'The Great Political Fictions: Gulliver's Travels', explores Jonathan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' as a satirical meditation on human nature and the political and social dynamics of 18th century England, providing a critical perspective on the era.

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