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: ORCHESTRA

relayed from Popham's Restaurant

: AFTERNOON TOPICS

Mr. F. PEDRICK k HARVEY,
' Plymouth, The Home of Pottery '

: THE ROYAL HOTEL

Tea-Time Music:
TRIO, directed by ALBERT FULLBROOK

Contributors

Directed By: Albert Fullbrook

: Programme

S.B. from London

: WEATHER FORECAST

NEWS
Lieut.-Col. W. P. DRURY, C.B.E. : Historical
Sketches, ' Queen of Hearts and Queen of Diamonds '
THE record of British history contains no more romantic story, packed with intrigue and crime, and culminating in sheer tragedy, than that of the long struggle between Elizabeth of England and her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots. Historians are still busy reversing the traditional estimates of the characters of both Queens. It is no longer taken as fact that Elizabeth was a cool, crafty, hard-headed and hard-hearted female ' statesman ' who let no sentiment deflect her from the line of policy, nor that Mary was a tragic victim of circumstances whose chief fault was that she loved too trustfully and too well. But the facts remain, and in themselves they make sheer drama. Elizabeth, succeeding to the throne of England at a time when perils were thronging around it from abroad and its very foundation was honeycombed with intrigue and opposition at home, so that it seemed that only a strong and resolute man could hope to preserve it ; and Mary. the beautiful child of that sinister family of the Guises, sent from the corrupt and factious court of France to reign over Scotland at the very stormiest period of its history, when religious war and private feud raged murderously all round the throne-these are the protagonists; and the plot passes from the brutal murder of Rizzio to the shocking crime of Kirk o' Field, thence through civil war, capture and escape, tumult and betrayal to the long imprisonment of Mary, the inexorable mercilessness of Elizabeth and the final tragedy of Fotheringay. Such is the tragic story of the rivalry between the ' Queen of Hearts' and ' Queen of Diamonds,' of which Lieut.-Co!. Drury will tell.

: Programme

S.B. from London (10.10 Local News)








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