Love and Cannibals - a Victorian Widow's Journey to the Jungle

Adrian Gray

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10th July 2020
Nottinghamshire | Australia | Victorian

Retford widow Lizzie gave up a comfortable life to marry a famous missionary and live in the cannibal-infested jungles of Papua New Guinea. A fascinating story of love, faith and suffering, underpinned by amazing personal bravery. Her husband, very famous at the time, really did end up being cooked and eaten.....

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About Adrian Gray

I am a Cambridge-educated historian with around 25 published books on a variety of historical topics which you can see on my Amazon author page at:

I specialise in the counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, but I also speak on a number of national issues such as Victorian crime and social history, the history of religious freedom, and the history of education and government inspection (which is a lot more interesting than it sounds!). I am one of the leaders of local community efforts to develop Christian heritage for tourism in Notts and Lincs, leading up to 'Mayflower 400' but also including the many other ways in which people from the region have helped to change the world.

I provide a range of lively and fully-illustrated talks that can be tailored for local needs. You can email me for a full list of talks. I am a skilled presenter having worked as a teacher for many years and also as a tour guide in my home area.

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