The Cromwells: with Stuart Orme

In this episode of History Gems, Nicola is joined by Stuart Orme, the curator of the Cromwell Museum, in Huntingdon, to discuss the life of Elizabeth Cromwell, wife of the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell - and of course, her jewels. They also explore a very unusual recipe book with an even more unusual essay inside which, according to Stuart is akin to "a cookery book by Michelle Obama containing an essay by Donald Trump criticising Barack Obama"! Intrigued? You should be. Listen to find out more! To see images of the jewels and other items discussed in this episode, check out @historygemspod on both Twitter and Instagram.

Om Podcasten

Welcome to History Gems, the podcast that follows historian and author Dr Nicola Tallis as she seeks to unpick the stories behind some of history's most famous and intriguing jewels. With a different expert on every episode, Nicola delves into a daring attempt to steal the Crown Jewels, the secrets of a supposedly cursed diamond, the creation of the world's most famous Easter eggs, and plenty more. Check out @historygemspod on social media to see pictures of each week's gems! Nicola's books include: Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch Find her on social media: Twitter: @NicolaTallis Instagram: @historian_nicola