Introduction

In this episode, we’re looking at Charles, Earl Grey, whose monument in Newcastle is a focal point for the town and popular meeting spot. Grey was a reformer, one of only two British Prime Ministers from the North East of England, and a keen tea drinker.

 

What You’ll Hear

  • 0:52: Who was Earl Grey?
  • 2:18: Earl Grey tea
  • 2:51: Grey’s Monument
  • 3:40: Why Grey is so significant
  • 4:08: Who were the Whigs?

Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by a blog about Grey’s Monument, and a post about the history of teapots and tea. Find out more about Howick Hall and Gardens here.

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