Jan 17, 2022
In EP134 of the Random history of Belgium, we start a multi part
journey, looking at the early versions of social protection, funds
and charities for workers, before and during the industrial
We'll track the origins of our social security systems and their history.
Dec 6, 2021
EP133 - We look at the life and work of our most renowned author Hendrik Conscience. His career and impact, the way he forged his own language and legacy, the marketing and symbolism and some insights about the square in Antwerp named after him.
Aug 13, 2021
EP132 - We'll take a look at first 100 years of the Belgian railways. How it got started, the economic structure, some key elements and problems, as well as the building of stations. We focus on the early days to see where it all came from.
Jun 23, 2021
In EP131 of the Random history of Belgium, we look at the expansion of the port of Antwerp, we focus on two shipyards and their importance and eventual decline. We look at the Saint-Michiels abbey, the straightening of the Scheldt river, Cockerill yards and of course Boel shipyards in Temse.