Caption competition

Posted By on October 6, 2016

Claire Ridgway and Gareth RussellI was going through all the photos that Tim and I took of our recent adventures in London and I found this funny one. Tim took this one of me and historian Gareth Russell as we walked around the White Tower of the Tower of London together. I haven’t got a clue what we were talking about and why I made that face, so I thought it would be fun to run a caption competition.

All you need to do is to leave a comment on this post giving your caption for the photo. There are no rules regarding how many words/characters the caption should be, but it should have some kind of history twist, with us being two history authors and we were at the Tower of London. Leave your comment before midnight on 12th October 2016. Gareth and I will pick a winning caption and the writer will win two books – a copy of Gareth’s A History of the English Monarchy from Boadicea to Elizabeth I and the winner’s choice of one of my books.

Here is a larger version of the photo so you can see the wonderful face that I’m pulling:

Claire Ridgway and Gareth Russell

25 thoughts on “Caption competition”

  1. Adele Giles day says:

    No !! You’re not having anything !!

  2. Michael Leaver says:

    Look at this place no woner the princes just disappeared

    1. Michael Leaver says:

      Sorry meant to say Wonder not woner

  3. Trudi Lisle says:

    Oh it’s his cod piece

  4. Cassidy Summers says:

    Did you see the size of that codpiece. It must have been this big.

  5. Ariana Christodoulos says:

    And there goes her head…. again.

  6. Globerose says:

    Gareth: “Well, here we are, Claire, in the Tower and last night you were in Spain! What would Henry make of that?!”

    Claire: “He wouldn’t believe it, Gareth.”

  7. James Harris says:

    Oh no! Somebody just sent my portrait to King Henry!

  8. Sharon says:

    Henry! It’s so difficult to understand that man!

  9. Andrea says:

    No Gareth ! Her neck was this little !

  10. Cheryl Kramer says:

    Wives, easy come, easy go.

  11. Maggie Goodman says:

    Of course there have been ghosts sighted in the White Tower – perhaps ghosts of the young Princes Edward & Richard – but who knows?

  12. Cheryl Esselman says:

    I feel them, the spirits are here!

  13. Kim Carlisle says:

    Globerose’s comment cracks me up. I can’t top that!

  14. Christine says:

    Claire – ‘I wonder how long it took Henry to get dressed in the morning’. Gareth – ‘Less time than it took you to pack your suitcase I should imagine’.

  15. Anne Wren says:

    With ‘protection’ like that, no wonder Henry didn’t father many children!

  16. Lynne mclachlan says:

    I jest you not I was this close into bumping in to Catherine Howard’s ghost

  17. Laurence Norman says:

    They’re saying it’s Anne’s head, but for me, the neck’s too short.

  18. Maria Burke says:

    Im NOT goin in there! They cut peoples heads off in there!!

  19. Tammy Monroe says:

    Gareth: “All I’m saying is it is a nice suit of armor”
    Claire: “And all I’m saying is the armor did little to protect his head. He lost it long before his wive’s did”

  20. Anyanka says:

    No. It’s left arm in . Not both arms in..

  21. Elisabeth Born says:

    I don’t mind standing in line to see THESE crown jewels!

  22. Kate says:

    It’s a good thing Henry wasn’t on Tinder.

  23. Lenaya says:

    No, Gareth. I do not think it would be funny to start a rumour of a seventh wife of Henry VIII.

  24. Kim Styles says:

    And these are the lost invisible diaries of Samuel Pepys – I bought them for £1000 but as you are my best friend, I will sell them to you for 500?

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