History Weekends 2019: Ellie Woodacre

Ellie Woodacre will be speaking about the stereotypes employed to depict the lives of premodern queens on film at our 2019 History Weekend in Winchester

BBC History Magazine will host two History Weekends in 2019, one in Winchester and one in Chester.

Talk: Early Modern Queens on Screen

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Winchester: Saturday 2 November, 10.00–11.00 



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Talk synopsis: This talk will highlight the range of typologies or stereotypes employed to depict the lives of premodern queens on film such as victors, victims, villains, virgins and viragoes. A wide range of films will be discussed as examples, from classic films of the 1930s to the multi-award winning recent film The Favourite.

Ellie Woodacre.
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Speaker bio: Dr Elena (Ellie) Woodacre is a senior lecturer at the University of Winchester who has published extensively on queenship and royal studies. Elena organises the ‘Kings & Queens’ conferences and the Royal Studies Network and is editor-in-chief of the Royal Studies Journal. Elena also co-edits two book series: Queens of England(Routledge) and Gender and Power in the Premodern World(ARC Humanities Press).