Come with Si Barber as he wanders along the back roads of England in search of the vanishing tradition of the local carnival queen.

Queens of Lesser Realms celebrates the survival of local 'royalty' in the age of XFactor and the distractions of the iPhone.

On a journey over 3 years, 12000 miles and across 42 counties, you will have the opportunity to meet a unique cast of characters; from a Church of England Bishop who rides the dodgems , to the King of the Conkers, and the 12 year old Wassail Queen of Headless Cross - all participants in the ancient and often overlooked rituals of English country life.

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