22. THE WILD WOMEN OF JANE AUSTEN’S ENGLAND

Baillie Gifford Tent, Tue 26th June 15:30 - 16:30 (60 mins)

The lives of most women in the age of Jane Austen were not coloured by balls and chaste courtships. In a brutally unjust age, women of all classes had to make their way by any means available to them. This talk, by the author of The Scandalous Lady W and ITV’s Harlots, will examine the lives of Georgian prostitutes and courtesans, from the poorest to the most celebrated.