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Outliers - Stories from the edge of history

Dec 24, 2019

Robert, Royal Clerk to King Henry VIII, is diligent, dedicated, and totally indifferent to the religious changes sweeping the country around him. But when treasures confiscated from a dissolved monastery fall into his hands, he faces a very personal choice.  Will he do his duty, or risk it all to preserve the past?

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Written by Abir Mukherjee


Performed by Ben Crystal


Produced by Adam Sibbald, Claudia Strange, and Alexander J Newall with April Sumner


Script edited by Sarah Kilby 


Directed by Alexander J Newall 


Edited by Michelle O’Toole and Alexander J Newall


Main theme arranged by Samuel D F Jones, adapted by Domini Hooper and Nick Hart from the original 17th century ballad ‘The Sea Martyrs’. 


Additional Music by Samuel D F Jones 


Artwork by Lyndon White


Additional SFX from Paul368, Yuval, mookie182, Nkzdra, sphion, BarkersPinhead, jrssandoval, Timmeh515, Dominik_W, InspectorJ, Tagiri, VlatkoBlazek, BockelSound, dersuperanton, gustavever, taure and previously credited artists via  


Further Reading:

Tracy Borman, Thomas Cromwell: The untold story of Henry VIII's most faithful servant (London, 2015)


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This podcast was created by Historic Royal Palaces, in association with Rusty Quill. It is distributed under a creative commons attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.