Women of Influence in 13th Century England


A new talk from the popular speaker, Sharon Bennett Connolly.


Women’s History Month

Join us, online, as we welcome back Sharon Bennett Connolly with a couple of her talks as part of Women’s History Month.

Women of Influence in 13th Century England.

Sharon looks at how events in the lives of Maud de Braose, Nicholaa de la Haye and Ela of Salisbury helped to shape the century. Maud’s tragic death influenced clauses in the 1215 Magna Carta. Nicholaa de la Haye’s stoic defence of Lincoln Castle led to the defeat of French invaders and Ela of Salisbury was both a great countess, sheriff and abbess.

Date: Thursday 30th March 2023

Time: 7pm

Venue: Online

Tickets: £8 member / £10 non-member.

Notes on the Speaker:

Sharon Bennett Connolly is the author of several historical non-fiction books including Heroines of the Medieval World. Her latest book, King John’s Right-Hand Lady: the Story of Nicholaa de la Haye, will be out in May.



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