Historic Heroines 1 – The Lady of the Tower: A story of the Keeper’s Wife

Date: 14th July 2020

Time: 7pm - 8pm (session will open at 6:45pm)

Venue: Live online talk

Author Elizabeth St.John brings a new perspective to one of the world’s most famous castles and prisons – The Tower of London and her ancestress Lucy St. John.

Author, Elizabeth St.John

The Tower of London is infamous for the famous prisoners it housed, the horrific torture that took place within its walls, and the tragic executions witnessed on Tower Green. But along with the kept must be the keepers, and Elizabeth St. John’s best-selling novel, The Lady of the Tower, is the story of her ancestress, Lucy St.John, the wife of the Lieutenant of the Tower. Drawing on contemporary notebooks, documents and behind-the-scenes research at the Tower, a hidden world is revealed of corrupt officials, extravagant kings and queens, and immoral aristocrats.