This talk will consider what life was like for the women who attended and served at the Tudor court. It will explore the various roles that women fulfilled and how they were able to exploit these for political, as well as financial gain. In so doing, it will introduce a dazzling cast of characters: from Anne Boleyn’s infamous sister-in-law, Lady Rochford to Mary I’s cherished attendant, Jane Fool, and from loyal servants such Elizabeth I’s childhood nurse, Blanche Parry, to the so-called ‘flouting wenches’ such as Lettice Knollys and Bess Throckmorton who seduced her closest favourites.
The lecture will be followed by a 30 minute Q&A where you will get the chance to put your questions to Tracy.
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