S4E29 – Jan Reynolds and The Devil

Jan Reynolds and The Devil

Crash! And the church steeple crumbles to dust. Parishioners – dead! The sermon – a write off.

This episode raises many questions. Is James Shakeshaft folklore’s answer to Quenetin Taratantino? Was The Great Thunderstorm of Widecombe-in-the-Moor the work of ball lightning, or the Devil himself? Can the loreboys go a full episode without a Bowie impression?

(Sadly, only one of those questions is answered. And the answer is: no, of course not.)


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from the two Widecombe tracts (1638), reprinted 1905 by James G. Commin.

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




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