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Episode Nine - A Plague on All Your Houses

In the second part of our look at the bubonic plague in Norwich, we look at Queen Elizabeth I's visit in 1548. Heralded as the grandest, most extravagant event in Norwich's history up to that point, the aftermath would see the city torn apart with disease. How did this end up in a scene of horror in Augustine Steward House in Tombland, and what was visited on the family therein? Find out now.

Sponsored by Liberty Restaurant, relaxed fine dining in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.

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Episode Six - Mr Vampyre

In this episode we look into one of the most famous parties of all time, as we go to the Villa Diodati to see Lord Byron, Mary Shelley and Dr John Polidori. Each in their own way responsible for making the modern horror landscape. But why is Polidori almost forgotten? We look at the troubled life and career of the angry young man, and investigate the role a thriving intellectual scene in Norwich became a safe haven for him.

This episode was sponsored by Liberty Restaurant, American inspired cuisine in the heart of Norfolk's Wroxham Broads

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Hallowed Histories Extra - Richard Hand on Brian Clemens's 'The Devil At Midnight'

At the end of June, the Great Hall Theatre in Norwich will be hosting  a production of chilling psychodrama 'The Devil At Midnight'. This will be directed by Richard Hand, a lecturer at UEA and a seasoned veteran of many other productions, all with a suitably twisted edge. We sat down with Richard to discuss the play, and it's author, the cult writer and Avengers creator, Brian Clemens.

 

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Portrait of Love by Neil Walker - Hallowed Histories Present Ghost Stories for Christmas

The last story in out ghost stories for Christmas strand is a little different. Neil Walker's tale of suicide, artists and a memory-haunted Florence has all the ingredients of a classic macabre tale, but then wrong-foots you into something else entirely.

We're going to be making the short story readings a regular part of the Hallowed Histories line-up, so please keep on checking back. If you're a writer or voice actor who wants to get involved, please contact us at hallowedhistories@gmail.com

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Episode Two - Black Shuck

In this episode we look at East Anglia's most famous legend, Black Shuck. We find out how this spectral dog went from demonic murderer to traveller's protector and finally to town mascot.

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