Here’s the Lady Jane Poll!
Have a go at the Lady Jane poll – though once you’ve listened to episode 265, Live Still to Die would be my advice. The poll will close at Midnight UK time on Saturday 22nd December. The poll is here:
The Prizes for everyone
I will post a poll on 16th, and for a week you can answer a very simple poll question. If you enter your email when prompted I will enter you for the prize draw (I will use the email you provide for no other purpose than getting in touch with you; if you don’t want to be entered but do want to do the poll, just leave it blank). There are three prizes:
‘The Crown of Blood’ by Nicola Tallis – an excellent and thoroughly enjoyable life of Lady Jane which I used in the making of this programme. Donated and signed by Nicola herself.
Paper blossoms – Michal recently got in touch; she’s a listener, and she creates paper art. She happened to be making some blossoms using the pages of of The History of England by W.E. Lunt – published in 1928 I believe – so she thought of us. So she offered one of the pieces you can see in the picture as a prize. You can also go to Michal’s Paper Blossoms’ website if you like the idea.
Coin! – A long time ago, Robertson of this parish was lovely enough to offer me some coins. This is the last of them – a George V Thruppenny bit and very nice it is. Thank you Robertson
The Rebel Queen series
We have a programme of history of England podcasts, walking through the dramatic life of Lady Jane Grey and the events of 1553-1554.
- 264a – The gathering: the Life of Lady Jane and the events leading up to July 1553
- 264b – 264f – 6 shorter podcasts following the dramatic events day by day
- 264g – The big reveal – the outcome of the succession crisis
- 265 – The aftermath of the crisis to 1554
Also available in History in Technicolor, Wolf and David review Lady Jane, the film with, you know, a 3 year old Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Elwes. Trevor Nunn. Lots of slush.
And finally, on Sunday 23rd December we have reflections with historian Nicola Tallis – and the prizedraw results.
Then I am afraid I take a month’s break – to return on February 3rd 2019.
Links to the Episodes
Here are links to all the episodes as they come live, so you only ever have to come to one page.
264 Rebel Queen 1: Gathering
264a Rebel Queen 2: Proclamation
264b Rebel Queen 3: Rivals
264c Rebel Queen 4: War
264d Rebel Queen 5: Resistance
264e Rebel Queen 6: The Fleet
264f Rebel Queen 7: Regina
264g Rebel Queen 8: The Duke
265 Live Still to Die
265a Interview with Nicola Tallis