From 1337 to 1450 England and France were in an intermittent state of war. Noblewomen took on responsibility for managing estates, arranging marriages and keeping kin networks active.
Join us, and Bev Newman, for an online talk as she explores the fates of five noblewomen across the conflict.
Agnes Poynings, widowed in 1339. Marjorie de la Beche who survive a forced marriage, only to die of plague in Calais. Alice Perrers, Edward III’s notorious mistress, who’s greed brought about her downfall. Isabel Fitzpayn, an heiress who witnessed the execution of four of her son Robert’s five guardians. And Beatrice, Countess of Arundel, illegitimate daughter of John I of Spain, who had to battle for her dower rights as an alien.
Heritage Lincolnshire members benefit from a reduced price ticket of £5, non-members pay £7. Tickets can be bought in our online shop and if it isn’t the first time you have paid a bit more, why not become a member and save more as you learn?