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Saving Stories: A remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II

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The recent death of Queen Elizabeth II has us revisiting an episode of WUKY’s award-winning history program Saving Stories with Dr. Doug Boyd from the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries. Boyd and WUKY’s Alan Lytle discuss a whale of a royal tale from Mark Thornewill.

In this 2018 interview, conducted at the request of a family friend, Thornewill discusses his many adventures as a British naval officer during World War II, a priest, a husband, and a father. One of the most talked about stories involves Thornewill dancing and wooing the royal princesses, including the future Queen Elizabeth II. This interview is further explored in an episode of the Nunn Center's podcast The Wisdom Project.

Access the Nunn Center’s full interview with Mark L. Thornewill online: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt7vhh6c5m2q

Alan Lytle has more than 25 years of experience as a Kentucky broadcaster. Over that span he has earned multiple awards for anchoring, writing and producing news & features for WUKY. He took home the Kentucky Broadcasters Association's Best Radio Anchor award in 2021.