Archives

Theresa Villiers MP for Chipping Barnet
Category: women’s history Published on: 28th December 2019

Theresa Villiers was returned as MP for Chipping Barnet for the 5th time in the December 12, 2019 General Election. A former...

Katharine Pleydell Bouverie - A Simple Potter
Category: women’s history Published on: 28th January 2019

  Katharine Pleydell Bouverie Today Katharine Pleydell Bouverie’s work comes with an expensive price tag, which...

The Favourite
Category: 18th century women’s history Published on: 20th January 2019

Have you seen The Favourite, the story of Queen Anne, her long-time favourite Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and the...

A Treasure Trove of Family Wills
Category: women’s history Published on: 17th September 2018

Sometimes the handwriting is almost illegible, the archaic language difficult to interpret, but I do love grappling with a...

Anne, Mrs Wharton
Category: women’s history Published on: 31st August 2018

Have you ever heard of the 17th century poet and dramatist Anne Wharton? No, neither had I. The only work published during...

Charlotte Calvert, Lady Baltimore
Category: 17th century women’s history Published on: 11th August 2018

How does Maryland, one of the Thirteen Colonies on the Eastern seaboard that came together to form the United States, have a...

Elizabeth St John - Puritan pioneer
Category: 17th century women’s history Published on: 12th May 2017

Established in 1607 the Jamestown colony had been without suitable marriageable women for 12 years when the enterprising...

The Lost Palace of Nonsuch
Category: 17th century women’s history Published on: 15th December 2016

Earlier this month the future of a watercolour painting of the lost palace of Nonsuch by Flemish artist Joris Hoefnagel was...

Coventry v St John
Category: 17th century women’s history Published on: 31st July 2016

When it comes to family tombs, St Mary’s, Lydiard Park has the daddy of them all. The St John alabaster, black limestone...

Croome Court
Category: 18th century Published on: 30th July 2016

“Welcome to my office,” said Joe as he led the Friends of Lydiard Park group from the visitor’s centre along a winding...