Sunday, May 13, 2018

Crowds gathered outside Ely Cathedral as King’s Ely held its historic hoop trundle event.

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Richard Hobbs
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Two powerful women walk on to the stage in identical clothes, black velvet trouser suits. There is a thrill of tension. One will play Mary Stuart, Mary Queen of Scots, the other will play Queen Elizabeth I. The audience doesn’t know who will play who, and neither do they. At each performance, the spin of a coin will decide. When the courtiers bow to the queen, the die is cast, the play starts.

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Henry VIII
Monday, February 26, 2018

• There are many things the Grumpster is passionate about: family; friends; Church; curries and of course, my long-suffering Doris. You can add history to that list. So today, by way of a change, I have penned a piece, comparing Hitler to Henry Tudor. While not wishing for a second to diminish the heinous crimes of the Beast of Branau, there are intriguing similarities and with 20th century technology and weaponry, late 15th century England would have been a terrifying place. I have identified eight similarities:

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

An evening of Spanish dance, music, and words from the homeland of Henry VIII’s first queen is to open the 2018 Katharine of Aragon Festival on Thursday January 25.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

January is a grim month, by any measure. Christmas financial hangover, dark, wet, cold mornings (when one discovers too late that their shoes need re-soling) and Great Northern’s annual gift of a whopping great fare rise (normally justified on the hilarious grounds of “wanting to improve customer experience”).

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

It’s been a fun-packed festive break in the Grumpster house-hold and despite a drained bank account and a mountain of uneaten turkey and mince pies, it was definitely all worthwhile.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Ely’s King’s and Queen’s Scholars of 2017 have been appointed.

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Sue Freestone
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Oliver Hutchinson and Paige Grey have been named as the new heads of school at King’s Ely.

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