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History Weekends 2019: Suzannah Lipscomb

Suzannah Lipscomb will be speaking about the unheard voices of 16th-century women at our 2019 History Weekends in Chester and Winchester

BBC History Magazine will host two History Weekends in 2019.

Talk: Women, Sex, and Power in the Sixteenth Century: Stories from the Archives


Chester: Sunday 27 October, 10.30–11.30

Winchester: Sunday 3 November, 10.30–11.30


Talk synopsis: Most of the women who ever lived left no trace on the record of history and everything we've known about ordinary women suggests they were powerless and downtrodden. In this talk, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb brings us different stories: the unheard voices of 16th-century women telling us the realities of their lives and extent of their power.

Suzannah Lipscomb



Speaker bio: Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is an award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster. She is Professor of History at the University of Roehampton, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and holds an MA, MSt, and DPhil in History from Lincoln and Balliol Colleges, Oxford. She has written five books and presented 13 history TV series.


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