Festival talks by Hallie Rubenhold

22. THE WILD WOMEN OF JANE AUSTEN’S ENGLAND

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.

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