S4E42 – Strawberry Hill Gothic

Strawberry Hill Gothic

Horace Walpole was the O.G. Goth (Original Goth Goth). He was an eccentric 18th Century writer, who transformed a modest cottage in Twickenham into a plaster and papier-mâche fantasy. Join James and Alasdair as we venture into the gloomsome, vaulted hallways of The Gothic.

Sorry, Gothick.

This episode features Strawberry Hill ghost stories from Patsy Sorenti and a chilling tale from the unwary prankster Davy Craig. There’s a wooden cravat and a gigantic suit of armour. And, as a special treat, James tries to guess what John Dee’s Speculum was.

He gets it wrong.


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

Featured image from A description of the villa of Horace Walpole, 1774.

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




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