James, Duke of Monmouth, was ridiculously handsome, the darling of the Restoration court, heroic soldier and a favourite with the ladies. He had everything. Where did he go wrong? Our talk outlines Monmouth's spectacular decline, the Battle of Sedgemoor and Monmouth's brutal execution. We also discuss the terrible retribution taken by King James II and his infamous judge George Jeffreys, including the unjust way Alice Lisle from Ringwood was treated at their hands.Views: 83 | Enquiries: 1
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT...………. I offer BOGOF. Yes, buy one, get one free. You get 2 speakers for the reasonable price of one. Jacqueline and Brian Sutton give well researched PowerPoint presentations about an hour in length, although a break for refreshments can be arranged. We have our own PC, projector and screen. You provide the venue, an audience, and a power socket and leave the rest to us.
Jacqueline is a retired teacher who was Head of Drama at one of her schools before retirement. Brian retired after a varied career including property management and theatre management.
We do like to keep the audience awake (snoring is very off-putting) so as well as two voices, we put in the odd bit of humour or quirky fact. For instance, do you know how Dylan Thomas got lost after dying, who was the worst executioner in the 1600's, and how the Duke of Monmouth wasted 6 guineas? Book us to find out!
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