Episode 31: The Seeker Knight

31: The Seeker Knight
byTales of Britain and Ireland.

A Knight! A Dark and Stormy night! A Castle! A quest! A hot headed wizard! A damsel! Northumberland! What more could you possible want? Musical credits, sources and more at: https://talesofbritainandireland.com/episode-31-the-seeker-knight/


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“Still he seeks…”

A Knight! A dark and stormy night! A Castle! A quest! A hot headed wizard! A damsel, probably in distress! Northumberland! What more could you possible want?

Also includes a short second story, so you get some real value for money for this one. Given it’s free I’ll leave you to decide how much value that is.

“Whom Spells enthralled in the Haunted Hall”

Gregory ‘Monk’ Lewis – Sir Guy the Seeker
Story in summary (Warning – contains spoilers!)

The story in brief, without the detail or discussion – not a transcript.

If you’ve already listened and just want a refresh, only want the bare bones of the story, or really don’t care about spoilers then please do click below to read on…

The Seeker Knight

Pronunciation apology

It was brought to my attention after releasing the episode that the castle name should be pronounced DUN-stanburgh, rather than dun-STAN-burgh as I do throughout the episode

I got this wrong even though I actually visited the place before recording the episode (pictures below). Sorry about that everyone!

Here’s a good video on the difficulty of pronouncing British Place names that makes me feel a bit better about it:

Views of Dunstanburgh and illustrations of the story

Pictures of the oddly pixelated castle are my own from a very fine day out. The nearby village of Craster is well recommended, particularly if you have a penchant for seafood.

Jingling Geordie’s hole

(tee hee hee)

The advert mentioned in the podcast in full:

Listen to the episode to find out what occurred on April 13th, 1819 at the allotted hour!

The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus

As mentioned in the discussion section the seven sleepers was a well known medieval tale of a bunch of good Christians who were entombed alive by an evil pagan Roman emperor and awoke hundreds of years later thinking that only a day had passed. This was the kind of thing that one might put down to the fairies or the flight of the Navigator but in this case it was all the work of god.

It looks so cosy! What a lovely hibernation they’re having

More on Sewingshields with Icy Sedgewick

If you’re hungry for more on this topic then prolific folklore expert Icy Sedgwick has a page all about Sewingshields castle and a whole podcast episode to boot. Check it out at https://www.icysedgwick.com/king-arthur/

Selected Sources

Musical credits for Episode 31: The Seeker Knight

Intro and outro theme from the incredibly talented Alice Nicholls Music

Other music, used under various Creative Commons licenses:

Lionell Schmitt
Castle of Darkness
Winter land
Conqueror of the kingdoms
Tales from the asylum
The beast

Dragon Country

Doctor Turtle
Lullaby for democracy

The sickness

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