S4E24 – The Ghost of Dudley’s Castle

The Ghost of Dudley’s Castle, Oxfordshire

What connects Queen Elizabeth I with a pond in Oxfordshire that just won’t freeze? The answer is the ghost of Dudley’s Castle. And we’re not talking about Dudley Castle in the West Midlands. We’re talking about Cumnor Hall, home to Robert Dudley and his ill-fated wife Amy Robsart.

Prepare thyself for a Tudor tale of betrayal and death by misadventure. And look out for a triptych of Loremen staples – a poem, an accent and a blowing of something wide open!


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from the picture by W. F. Yeames, The Graphic, Sept. 29, 1877.

Music from La Lettre De Manon Valse played by Megone’s Orchestra, 1905.




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