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The Worm Hole Podcast Episode 38: Nicola Cornick (The Forgotten Sister; The Last Daughter)

She’s back! Nicola Cornick (The Forgotten Sister; The Last Daughter) returns to discuss Amy Robsart and the mystery of her death, the relationship between Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I, and who killed the Princes in the Tower.

Our previous interview, episode 1
Lydiard House
Amy Robsart
Robert Dudley
Thomas Seymour
The portrait of young Elizabeth I
Cumnor Place (the village)
Walter Scott’s Kenilworth
University Church, Oxford
Susanna Kearsley’s The Rose Garden
Francis Lovell
The Princes in the Tower
Josephine Tey’s The Daughter Of Time
The discovery of Richard III’s bones

Release details: recorded 14th May 2021; published 24th May 2021

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Show notes:

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Question Index

01:09 How has writing and reading been different for you during the lockdown and now?
03:13 You have a role at Lydiard House?…
04:52 Who was Amy Robsart?
06:49 Would you say that the present day narrative helped look at the historical story in a more objective manner?
07:53 The press at the time, and historians afterwards, believed Dudley killed Amy?…
09:18 Do you think Elizabeth I and Dudley were lovers?
12:11 What do you think happened to Amy?
13:29 Can you tell us about the sightings of Amy’s ghost?
16:13 (Spoiler-ish question) Who thought of the title?
17:22 If we say time slip and time travel are two different things, do you have a preference?
18:18 Tell us about The Last Daughter
20:01 Who do you think killed the Princes in the Tower?

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