Retelling the folk history of the Olympic boroughs, in story and song.
In this, the final instalment of our 10-month Olympic Borough Folk Olympics tour, Ruairidh Anderson visits Newham to explore the tale of the Stratford Martyrs.
"Today, speaking out against the church can bring the reward of a bestselling book and a series on the BBC, but in the 1500s the work of Richard Dawkins woud have been met with more than just a warm reception"
Previously in Newham
- Elizabeth Fry and Prison Reform
- Part Time Entertainers and Raw Sewerage
- Monkey Suckers and the Royal Docks
Previously in Waltham Forest
- Pestilence, Plague and the Pits of Waltham Forest
- Motors and Muddy Marshes in Walthamstow
- The Cursed pool of Epping Forest.
- World Sports, Wastage & Walthamstow Ave FC
Previously in Hackney
- William Lyttle: Mole Man of Hackney
- Mrs Basil Holmes: saviour of London’s graveyards
- Horatio Bottomley: Hackney MP and scoundrel
- Deerfoot: the native American who ran in Hackney
Previously in Greenwich
- Joseph Druce: mudlark and Maori Chief
- Anne Boleyn: Marriage and May Madness
- General James Wolfe: Battles, Brothels and Broken Hearts
- Martial Bourdin, The Exploding Anarchist Of Greenwich
Previously in Tower Hamlets
- Charlie Brown: Uncrowned King of Limehouse
- Angela Burdett-Coutts, Queen Of The East End Poor
- Jamrach’s Menagerie, Rhinos & the Ratcliffe Highway
- Moris ‘Two-guns’ Cohen
- Emmanuel Swedenborg, Veruca Socks and Heavenly Secrets
- John Newton, Goebbels, Star Trek & The Slave Trade
- Eliza Marchpane, Mozart, Vol Au Vents And The Wapping Streets
- Isambard Kingdon Brunel, Ships, Bones And Bad Breath