S5E19 – The Hanging Judge of Lyme Regis

The Hanging Judge of Lyme Regis

James has been fossil-hunting in (what he wrongly believed to be) Devon and he unearthed the tale of a horrible old judge who just won’t stay buried. It’s the story of the Monmouth Rebellion, “Hanging” Judge Jeffries and the Bloody Assizes. (Those bloody assizes).

Expect some baffling pub names, a smattering of actual history, and a chance to learn the difference between a bugle and a beagle. (You really shouldn’t blow into a beagle.)

Yes, of course there are ghosts.


The Loremen are Alasdair Beckett-King & James Shakeshaft.

This episode was edited by Joseph Burrows – Audio Editor.

Featured image from The World Before the Deluge by Louis Figuier, 1872.

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




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