August 26 2019
September 19, 2018
In the mid seventeenth century, England was divided by war and bloodshed. For Ann Fanshawe and her children it meant a life of insecurity and constant jeopardy as she and her husband, a Royalist diplomat, dedicated their lives to the restoration of the Stuart monarchy. Receipt books were a feature of women’s lives during this period, full of life-saving medical knowledge that had been gleaned from mothers and friends. Remarkably, Ann’s morocco-bound book full of scraps of ink-stained paper has survived to this day. Lucy Moore brilliantly brings to life Ann’s struggles and her joys, revealing how ordinary women across the country fought to protect their loved ones in the face of conflict. Lucy Moore is an author and broadcaster who has written for the Sunday Times, Observer, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, and has presented series for the BBC and Sky.
Tickets are available at £5 from Lindum Books and online from The Collection. Stokes Café will provide a bar for pre-event drinks.More information
4 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AE