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.
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.