As part of Women's History Month, Southwark Cathedral invites you to join us for a day of talks about women, looking at their stories, old and new.
Jennifer Potter -The Jamestown Brides: the true story of young Englishwomen traded for tobacco in early Virginia
In 1621, fifty-six Englishwomen crossed the Atlantic in response to the Virginia Company of London's call for maids 'young and uncorrupt' to make wives for the planters of its struggling new colony in Virginia. For each woman 'sold', company investors stood to profit from a bride price of 150lbs of best-leaf tobacco. Who were these brave young women, and what propelled them overseas into a perilous future? Drawing on her researches conducted on both sides of the Atlantic, Jennifer Potter reveals their compelling story.
The Jamestown Brides (Atlantic Books, 2018) is Jennifer Potter's tenth book. She has also written novels, cultural histories of flowers and gardens, a celebrated biography of the John Tradescants, and is currently one of the first Royal Literary Fund Fellows at the British Library (www.jenniferpotter.co.uk).
Naomi Clifford - ‘The cruellest thing’ – The hanging of Eliza FenningNaomi Clifford tells the story of a notorious 1815 poisoning case.
1815: When her employer’s family became ill after a dinner of steak and dumplings Eliza Fenning was charged with attempted murder, found guilty at a hasty and shambolic trial and executed outside Newgate prison. Naomi Clifford explores the short life of a Regency servant whose case became one of the most contentious of the age.Naomi Clifford is the author of Women and the Gallows 1797-1837, The Disappearance of Maria Glenn and The Murder of Mary Ashford, published by Pen & Sword.
More speakers to be confirmed!
A ticket for the day allows entry to each talk.
Books for each talk will be available to purchase.
Your ticket entitles you to 10% off in the Cathedral Refectory and Shop.
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-03-23 10:00 2019-03-23 10:00 Europe/London Stories of Women 2019 - A Day of Talks Exploring Women’s History A day of talks about women, looking at their stories, old and new. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/03/23/stories-of-women-2019-a-day-of-talks-exploring-womens-history-189075 Southwark Cathedral,,London Bridge,London