Thursday, 14 June 2012

Welsh Martyr now on DVD

That great producer of DVDs tracing the history of the Faith in England and Wales, 
Mary's Dowry Productions,  has just launched their latest film on the life and death of St Richard Gwyn (1537-1584).

St Richard was a Welsh schoolteacher, husband to Catherine and father of six children, only three of whom, survived him.

He was, by all accounts, something of a character and, when taken in chains to a Protestant service, he rattled them so much that he was quickly transferred to the stocks where a Protestant clergyman taunted him by saying that the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven were no less to him than St Peter.

This resulted in St Richard replying:

"There is this difference, namely, that whereas Peter received the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, the keys you received were obviously those of the beer cellar."

I have only seen a trailer to the production but it appears good and inspirational (as are all MD's productions). 
I would only gently hint at the make-up effects, maybe better wigs might be a good investment, I found St Richard's mass of ginger locks somewhat distracting, a small moan for a great DVD.

Posted by Richard Collins - Linen on the Hedgerow

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