HistoryExtra Masterclass: Women at Court with Tracy Borman
In the third session in our Tudor Royal Women Masterclass, Tracy Borman considers what life was like for the women who attended and served at the Tudor court
This talk considers what life was like for the women who attended and served at the Tudor court. It explores 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 introduces 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.