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Stories of Women 2019

A day of talks exploring women's history

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Join Southwark Cathedral to mark Women's History Month and celebrate women's stories.

Naomi Clifford - 'The cruellest thing' – The hanging of Eliza Fenning
Naomi Clifford tells the story of a notorious 1815 poisoning case when Eliza Fenning was charged with attempted murder, found guilty at a hasty and shambolic trial and executed outside Newgate prison.

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. Who were these brave young women, and what propelled them overseas into a perilous future?

Past Tense, Present Stories: new historical fiction from the female perspective
Authors from innovative publisher Unbound come together to celebrate the unsung roles of women in our human story, from our earliest survival through to 20th century wartime and the present day, and from the pioneering of shamans, suffragettes, students and scientists to the joy and pain of mothers and lovers.

Kelcey Wilson-Lee - Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of Edward I
Kelcey Wilson-Lee discusses the five daughters of the great English king, Edward I and reveal the lives of these sisters – Eleanora, Joanna, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth – who ran the full gamut of experiences open to royal women in the Middle Ages.


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