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CRAVEN. A word of obloquy, which in trials by battle, was pronounced by the vanquished; upon which judgment was rendered against him.

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A few months ago she returned to the stage after 20 years when she appeared as Lady Cravenshire in Calendar Girls.
A) Stephanie Beacham B) Trudie Goodwin C) Ruth Jones A) Alan Harris B) Gary Owen C) Dafydd James 7 Who played Lady Cravenshire in the stage version of Calendar Girls when it was at the Wales Millennium Centre?