craven

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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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Those hoping for a chorus of Cambrian accents in this Calendar Girls company will have to satisfy themselves with the lilt of Rachel Lumberg (Ruth) and Margaret John (Lady Cravenshire).
But she says the role of Lady Cravenshire, the judge of the WI's cake competition, appealed to her.
A few months ago she returned to the stage after 20 years when she appeared as Lady Cravenshire in Calendar Girls.