Trial by Fire podcast

WAR plays writer Rukhsana Ahmad on her recent podcast commission:

“I loved writing Trial by Fire, the story of Anne Askew. Each draft brought me closer to a historic personage of whom I’d known nothing until Historic Royal Palaces offered me an exciting  commission with a choice of stories. I chose Anne’s story. The earliest Protestant female martyr, Anne lurked in the shadows of history until twentieth century feminists started excavating the lives of women whose contribution is not acknowledged enough. A young mother, she was passionate and courageous; I see her as Britain’s Joan of Arc. It’s a painful but hauntingly beautiful story of resistance”

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