Join us on Wednesday, May 24 at Jane Austen’s House Museum, Hampshire for an afternoon with Lucy Worsley when she will discuss her new book Jane Austen at Home, 200 years to the day that Jane Austen left the house for the final time.
To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, historian Lucy Worsley leads us into the world in which our best-loved novelist lived.
This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the way in which home is used in her novels to mean both a place of pleasure and a prison. It wasn't all country houses and ballrooms, in fact her life was often a painful struggle.
Jane famously lived a 'life without incident', but with new research and insights Lucy Worsley reveals a passionate woman who fought for her freedom. A woman who far from being a lonely spinster in fact had at least five marriage prospects, but who in the end refused to settle for anything less than Mr Darcy.
Dr Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, the charity which looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, and other historic places, an historian, author and television presenter. Lucy read Ancient and Modern History at New College, Oxford and worked for English Heritage before becoming Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, based at Hampton Court. She also presents history programmes for the BBC including Empire of the Tsars: Romanov Russia with Lucy Worsley and Lucy Worsley's Reins of Power: The Art of Horse Dancing.
Jane Austen’s House Museum is the home where Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life and the place where she wrote or revised all her novels.
Your ticket to the event will include all-day entry to Jane Austen's House Museum and guests are welcome to explore the museum before and after the talk takes place (the museum is open from 10.30am-4.30pm). Guests can purchase a discounted copy of the book within their ticket or full-price copies of the book will be on sale at the event. You will also have the opportunity to get your book signed by Lucy at the end of the talk.
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