Guernsey
History in Action
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After King John loses Normandy, Eustace the renegade monk

tries to seize Guernsey but is thwarted by a brave volunteer

from the audience!

1832... rich or poor, no-one was safe from this deadly disease. Gravedigger Samuel Boucher relives the three weeks of terror with the help of several ladies of his acquaintance.

A-Gardening with Lambert

Naval muster books rarely mention the women who served under captains such as Nelson and Saumarez. The life of a seaman was not all it seemed!

In the 1740s Philip Saumarez joined Commodore Anson in pursuit of Spanish treasure. A story of ill-manned ships, disease, determination and, eventually, triumph.

Cholera

A Letter of Marque gave seamen a legitimate claim on the bounty from captured enemy ships. Pirate Black Jack thinks this is one for him!

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All Hands on Deck

Alf, a militiaman who served under Sir Isaac Brock,  tells Nellie the barmaid about Brock's rise from Captain to Major-General and the Battle of Queenston Heights when Brock became the Hero of Canada.

Regency Dancing

After an absence of fifty years, Adèle returns to the Castle and relives the memories of the terrible explosion of 1672.

1885 - Sir Edgar McCulloch, Bailiff of Guernsey, gathers material for his book on Guernsey Legends - with the help of his housekeeper Ruth Du Pont.

Lady Margaret - Tudor Lady

The Uncrowned King

Besieged

The Ballad of the Boreas

Guernsey Folklore

Lady Tar

Life under siege in Castle Cornet during the English Civil War 1643-1651. John Plunkett recalls his life as a soldier garrisoned in the Castle.

Full Steam Ahead

Admiral James Saumarez commands the Royal Navy's Baltic Fleet in 1810 and prevents Napoleon from gaining control of the Baltic.

Amice de Carteret, Bailiff of Guernsey in the 1600s: powerful, ruthless and the scourge of witches.

Neglect or Treason?

It is 286AD.  A Roman ship comes to grief in St Peter Port Harbour,

and the locals are on hand to help - and to hinder!

Monsieur Victor Hugo

In 1573 Lady Margaret comes to Castle Cornet to be a lady

companion to the Governor's wife. She shares her experiences

while working on her blackwork embroidery.

1204 and all that!

Victory in the Baltic

The elegant balls of the Regency period made dancing an integral part of the social scene.  Enjoy the spectacle - and maybe try it for yourself!

The extraordinary story of General John Lambert, deputy to Oliver Cromwell, who was imprisoned in Castle Cornet by Charles II from 1661 to 1670.

Three important prisoners have escaped from besieged Castle Cornet. Is the gaoler guilty of neglect? Or treason?  You hear the evidence presented by the Royalist Governor, and decide.

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The story of a most fateful shipwreck.  In 1807 HMS Boreas ​struck the Hanois reef off Guernsey's south-west coast.

An acquaintance of M. Hugo enlists the help of some of the audience to describe Hugo's new book Toilers of the Sea​.

Wildhawk Warneford

Hero of Canada

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A tale of competition, heroism and tragedy when the L&SWR's steamship Stella is shipwrecked on a voyage to Guernsey in 1899.

Recorded in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, this is the tragic tale of three

Guernsey women from the Cauches family who were tried and

convicted of heresy in 1556.

Letter of Marque

Fire in the Galley

Burnt at the Stake

1672 - Catastrophe at the Castle

An enthusiastic Air Cadet tells new recruits to 201 Squadron RAF

the story of Rex Warneford, who won the VC in 1915 as the first man to destroy a Zeppelin.