Jan 21, 2020
As lady-in-waiting to an aging queen and wife to a failed adventurer, Bess Raleigh has learnt to fight her corner against all adversity. Her life is spent in the shadow of the Tower of London with her husband Sir Walter Raleigh. But will she manage to keep her head whilst others around her lose theirs?
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Written by Beth Crane
Performed by Emma Pallant
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 Maddy Searle 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 _pdw_, lipalearning, filmfan87 and previously credited artists via Freesound.org
Anna Beer, My Just Desire: The Life of Bess Raleigh, Wife to Sir Walter (London, 2004)
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.