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Amanda Bryett

Amanda Bryett is a professional blue badge tourist guide who has won many awards including Best Overall Walking Tour in Britain for CIE Tours and South East Tourism and VisitEngland Tourism Superstar awards. She is a regular contributor to the written, radio and TV media. As a guide for over 15 years, she has many stories to tell about the world of tourist guiding.

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About Amanda Bryett

Having worked in the vaccine industry for 17 years, Amanda is well versed in all things infectious; from smallpox to whooping cough and from influenza to COVID. She regularly appeared on TV, radio and in print media on the subject of childhood, adult and travel vaccination.

With her love of history and the British royal family she then trained as a London Blue Badge tourist guide. The Blue Badge is the highest level of tourist guiding in the UK, a bit like having a Michelin star!  Amanda set up her own company specialising in private bespoke tours of Windsor Castle and the town.

She regularly works with the media on everything from royal weddings, walkabouts and jubilees. Her most recent TV appearance was on The Architecture the Railways Built for the Yesterday channel. Combining her pharmaceutical career with her guiding career her talks are fun and interactive.

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The perils and pleasures of a blue badge tourist guide

Entertaining stories from the world of tourist guiding.  What came first London or the tube?  Where do I catch a tube to Edinburgh?  What time does Wales open?  Some of the many and varied questions and views that international visitors have when visiting the UK.

 

Coronations, A thousand years of crowns, coronets and catastrophies

2023 saw the crowning of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey where all coronations have taken place since 1066.  Not all coronations went so well.  The coronation were a fight broke out between soldiers and the guests, the Queen who refused to sit on the coronation chair, the Queen Consort who was not invited to the coronation but turned up anyway and the incredible behind the scenes use of Zadok The Priest at the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Windsor Castle

The history of the oldest and largest lived in castle in the world.  A thousand years of monarchs to today’s living, working castle and its occupants.

 

The peerage, the history of aristocracy

From royal dukes to ordinary dukes.  To marquesses, earls, viscounts and barons.  A look at the aristocracy in the UK, from youngest dukes to oldest dukes, ones who own most of London to those as poor as church mice and the story of the royal duke related to a king who gave dukedoms to his illegitimate children.

 

Covent Garden Ladies

How the 40 acres of medieval Convent Garden became Covent Garden to its downfall in the 18th century when it became known as the Great Square of Venus.  A look at the publication of the day Covent Garden Ladies and the women who lived around the square at that time.

 

The Honours List

Twice a year the honours list is published with awards from knighthoods, damehoods to OBEs and CBEs.  A look at the history of these honours from the very oldest and highest The Order of the Garter to the British Empire Medal and some of the recipients of these awards.

 

Royal Mistresses

A historical look at women who have been mistress to kings throughout the ages.  The mistress who had ten children with Queen Victoria’s uncle, the mistresses who attended a king’s coronation in a box named The King’s Special Ladies.  From Nell Gwynn to Alice Keppel and some of their very famous descendants in public life today.

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