London’s Screen Archives enables Londoners see their past come alive on film. Managed by Film London, we are a unique network of historic film collections that cares for, collects and screens heritage film across the city. Together we preserve London’s rich film heritage from feature films to home movies, public information films, newsreels, and records of the capital’s many different industries.
This film is part of Free
Series of sketches by the Kingston & District Cine Club which offer an amusing twist on historical events
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Three historic sketches linked by the addition of the "modern touch" to sell to Hollywood. Instead of taking inspiration from the spider, Robert the Bruce squirts it with bug spray. An inattentive King Alfred burns the cakes but saves the day by ordering in from Lyons Baking Company. For the finale, Lady Godiva rides naked through the city but we only see her legs. A peeping filmmaker misloads his cine film and manages to miss the entire event as she passes by!
This film is from the collection of Kingston Heritage Service, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.