Jennifer Bond is an English journalist and television presenter. Bond worked for fourteen years as the BBC's royal correspondent, she has most hosted Cash in the Attic and narrated the programme Great British Menu. Born in Hitchin, Bond was educated at St. Francis' College, a girls' independent school in Letchworth, Hertfordshire and at the University of Warwick, from where she graduated with a degree in French and European Literature, her career began in print, working for various local newspapers in London in journalism and sub-editing roles. Her first job in journalism was as a reporter for the Richmond Herald and the Uxbridge Evening Mail. In 1977, aged 27, Bond moved to BBC radio and editing, she was a producer on Woman's Hour, Tuesday Call, International Assignment and for various television documentaries. In 1985, Bond became a radio news reporter and in 1988 she began to report for television, both for the BBC, she became a royal correspondent, to bring her to public attention, in 1989.
During the 1990s she combined her reporting with several presentational roles – fronting Breakfast News, the BBC One O'Clock News and the BBC Six O'Clock News, including presenting the Six O'Clock News on the day of the death of her close friend and fellow newsreader Jill Dando. Bond held the position as royal correspondent until the summer of 2003. During that time she reported on many dramatic and notable events to do with the royal family, including the 1992 Windsor Castle fire, she has travelled extensively with the Royal Family. She was in January 1994, when an attempt was made to shoot the Prince of Wales, she travelled with Diana, Princess of Wales on her trip to Angola, with the Queen on her first official visits to Russia in 1994 and when she met Nelson Mandela in South Africa a year later. However, her hardest and most challenging assignments were when she had to report on the death and funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. Bond's reporting style suggested that she was close to members of the Royal Family.
She commented that her death came as a great shock. She instigated her first meeting with Diana, she sent a note, suggesting that if she was to report on Diana properly she should at least know what her character was like, not basing her thoughts on stories that had appeared in newspapers. She commented on that meeting at Kensington Palace, stating: "Princess Diana was charming, fresh, but manipulative, she knew. This was no girlie-girlie meeting."She wrote a book in 2001 called Reporting Royalty, which tells how she covered the Royal Family in the 1990s. Impressionists such as Ronni Ancona on Alistair McGowan's Big Impression took to satirising Bond's royal reports by posing as Bond and pretending to be the Queen herself and all. Following her departure from the BBC in 2003, Bond's career took a different turn. In 2003, she made an appearance in an episode of the comedy series Little Britain. In February 2004, she proved popular with the public when she finished as runner-up in the third series of the reality TV show I'm a Celebrity...
Get Me Out of Here! This episode, broadcast on 9 February, received viewing figures of 14.99 million, making it the most watched programme on ITV and BBC One that week. Bond appeared on I'm a Celebrity to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust and raised £260,989.85 which the charity used to buy a state-of-the-art navigation system and to extend its helicopter flying time throughout the summer. During her time on the reality television show, she was required to do various'bushtucker' trials, which involved her eating various creatures such as a stick insect and a witchety grub, as well as being placed in a dark, water-filled coffin with rats for ten minutes, she fell out with fellow contestant Lord Brocket during the programme. She took part in a celebrity episode of The Chase in 2011, where she won £20,000 for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, she subsequently presented American TV cable and satellite network E!'s coverage of the BAFTA film awards, Live from the Red Carpet. She presented her own three-part documentary called Jennie Bond's Royals on Channel 5 and in 2005, she presented the BBC's daytime coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show, alongside Charlie Dimmock.
In the same year, Bond appeared in Have I Been Here Before? More she appeared in Posh Swap on Five, where she was transformed into a Brummie woman, she had to convince two of her best friends she was the Brummie lass. Bond was the host for the first series of Great British Menu, in which different chefs have to compete by cooking meals. Bond has presented the BBC's Cash in the Attic. In 2006, she was a celebrity guest on Stars in Their Eyes, she presented the second series of Great British Menu during April and May 2007. On 28 July 2007, Bond appeared in a special celebrity version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? with Michael Buerk to raise money for NCH, the children's charity. In a combined effort, they raised £64,000. On 22 August 2007, she presented an episode of Driving Me Crazy which saw her investigating whether the authorities are giving motorists excessive penalties through speeding fines and parking tic
Bernard VI, Count of Armagnac and Fezensac, was the son of Gerald VI, Count of Armagnac, Mathe de Béarn. In 1302, Bernard fought in Italy under the command of Charles of Valois. Subsequently, he participated in all the campaigns in Flanders directed by Philippe le Bel and his son Louis X, he served as head of large detachments of the royal army. He contributed to the victory of Mons-en-Alarcon on 18 August 1304, with four hundred armed men and a thousand policemen on foot; this military activity was expensive and impoverished Bernard VI and he was obliged to borrow 2500 gold florins for the funeral of his wife. After the death of Gaston VII, Viscount of Béarn, his grandfather, he maintained a long war against the Counts of Foix following the controversy over the will; the will favored the Count of Bernard refuted its legitimacy. The conflict escalated into an undeclared war between the houses of Foix and Armagnac, which took place during nearly all of the fourteenth century, he first married Isabella d'Albret, daughter of Bernard Ezy IV Sire of Albret and Jeanne de Lusignan.
Through this marriage, Bernard VI carried the title of lord of Albret between the years 1280 and 1294. In 1298, he married heiress of Henri II Count of Rodez. Children, all born of the second marriage were: John I, Count of Armagnac, of Fezensac and Rodez. Mathe, married in 1321 to Bernard Ezi IV, Sire d'Albret. Isabella, Lady of Beras. Bernard had an illegitimate son, he was captured by the king's men released after promising to be faithful and loyal to the king. He left arms, embraced the ecclesiastical state, was Patriarch of Alexandria took the administration of the diocese of Rodez in 1376. Archives historiques Ed. Société historique de Gascogne, Cocharaux Frères Imprimeur, 1887