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Episode 9 – Crown and Sea



English history is full of notorious monarchs, but few are as hotly debated as King John, a man remembered as both the villain of Robin Hood and signer of Magna Carta. Lesser known is the treasure that King John lost at the end of his reign, a bounty that included the original crown jewels. With insight from our guest narrator, Dom from the U.K., we look into just what happened to King John’s treasure, and whether or not “Bad” King John deserved his epithet.

Music by Derek Fiechter and Kevin MacLeod


Episode 7 – The Lamb, The Thief, and The Judges



The Ghent Altarpiece, or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, is one of the most important pieces of Renaissance art–which is probably why it’s also known as the most frequently stolen painting of all time. In 1931 the most beguiling portion of it went missing for good, and what followed was an eighty-year caper involving Nazis, psychics, and stolen cheese.

Music in this episode provided by Musopen, the open source, public domain, classical music databse.

Fantasie op. 16. Composed by César Franck Franck, Performed by Michael Schopen

Prelude, Choral et Fugue Composed by César Franck, Performed by Mehmet K. Okonsor

Sonata for Cello and Piano, Composed by César Franck, Performed by Paul Pitman, Bang-Eun Lee


Episode 1 – Shattered Amber



The Amber Room was once considered the eighth wonder of the world, and a symbol of peace between two of Europe’s most powerful nations. A priceless chamber of wall-to-wall amber mosaics, furniture, and ornaments, it adorned a Russian palace for 300 years until it was stolen by the Nazis. Is it still out there, waiting to be uncovered?

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Theme song composed by Devin. All music in this episode is in the public domain and protected by common use law. Many of these tracks can be found on Musopen. Attributions are as follows:

Egmont Overture Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Note: This is a 2019 re-recording of the pilot episode from 2017. The original file can be found, for free download, on the Relic Patreon.