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Jon The Super Model

Historian Jon Sharpe has a well-kept secret (not any more). He is a sought after artists model.  In this podcast, he talks about modelling and as usual, we go off on a tangent.

Jon Sharpe

Jon Sharpe

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Jon Talks Newark

Jon Talks Newark Show

Jon Sharpe Listens to Podcast

Jon Sharpe Listens to Podcast

Liz and I organise Well Being Events, and Jon is the kingpin of the promotional regime. Over the weekend of 15 and 16 September, we opened the doors to our Newark Well Being Show. How each show ‘works’ is a reflection of the accumulated energy or potential of the pre-event endeavours.

Newark Well Being Show - One

Newark Well Being Show – One

Not only do we enjoy organising and promoting the shows. We love working with the members of the Community who join together to make these events so fantastic. The reputation of The Well Being Shows grows with every event. And this podcast is a reflection on our work and the ideas for the future. Jon and I enjoy random thoughts and conversations. If you have an interest in our Well Being it is worth a listen.

Newark Well Being Show - Two

Newark Well Being Show – Two

Jon is one of the most intelligent people I have encountered in my six decades of existence. Not only is he a brilliant historian, with a 50 terabyte memory: he balances this formal intelligence with a desire for secret wisdom. He is an esoteric junkie: Do not run shy from listening to or reading Jon’s work, he believes the juxtaposition of belief, social and moral ideas are very much part of our historical evolution. This quest for knowledge is why he enjoys experiencing every aspect of The Well Being Shows.

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Jon talks Archeology 

Jon talks Archeology

jon digging

Jon digging

Today Jon talks about his experiences on this year’s Nottingham Castle dig. This podcast runs for around ten minutes and includes reference to King James the First’s father (curious? listen on!).

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Jon – Talks – Annesley Ghost

Jon Sharpe talks about a spooky encounter in Annesley Old Church.
Here is the ghost:

John Annesley

James Annesley

Toward the end of the podcast I ask John about Lord Byron’s connection to Annesley Hall she was:

Mary Ann Chaworth

Mary Ann Chaworth



Impish Thoughts by Jon Sharpe

Jon talks about The Lincoln Imp

During a visit to Lincoln Cathedral Jon was inspired to improvise on a demonic theme:

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Jon Talks – Highwaymen

Jon 'Highwayman' Sharpe

Jon ‘Highwayman’ Sharpe

Today Jon Talks about highwaymen. And the source of the saying ‘You’re not any Tom, Dick and Harry’ – Listen on!




Jon Talks Runes

Jon returns this week to talk about Runes.


He loves everything about divination and hocus-pocus. He spotted a very special set of Runes at the LizianShop and the rest is now a podcast. He also gives me a runes reading!

Jon Talks Occult

Sally The Mystic Egyptian

Sally The Mystic Egyptian

Today Jon Talks about the difference between ‘Magic’ and ‘MagicK’ Ω

Any questions for Jon send an email and we’ll test his knowledge.

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Jon Talks Wedgewood

The Jasperware

The Jasperware

Jon is commissioned to complete a full history of and catalogue the contents of Witcham Hall in Oxfordshire.

He has a particular interest in the furniture and pottery in the house. During the listings, Jon made an incredible discovery. A pair of green and white Wedgewood Jasperware vases, dated around 1870. The podcast reveals the story behind the design of the artwork which depicts ‘The Dance of the Hours.’

The Makepeace family owns Witcham Hall: they have possessed it since 1927. As already mentioned Jon is commissioned to complete a full history, and catalogue the contents of this most substantial property. Although the building will never be open to the public: they feel those who have an interest in the magnificent building should have an opportunity to read a catalogue and book which will be the result of Jon’s work.

The podcast was recorded at a busy Victoria Market in Nottingham: My apologies for the quality of the recording.

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Jon Talks Ikons

Click Jon's Picture to Download the Interview

The fast podcast today is extended from the usual three minutes. The original question was ‘John, talk about artwork containing images of The Master Christ’.
Our trusted historian spoke for his usual three minutes and then said ‘I need to expand on this one Ian. The listener needs to hear the full story’.

So we recorded Jon’s thoughts for the second time.

Enjoy ‘Jon Talks Ikons’

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