Lunchtime Lecture: The Mystery of Princess Louise: Queen Victoria's Rebellious Daughter

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9 January 2014, 13:15

Ondaatje Wing Theatre


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Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll, by Hills & Saunders, circa 1870 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, Duchess of Argyll
by Hills & Saunders
circa 1870
NPG x132393

Writer Lucinda Hawksley explores the fascinating life of Queen Victoria’s sixth child, Princess Louise.  A respected sculptor and painter, friend to the Pre-Raphaelites and a keen campaigner for women’s rights, Princess Louise’s story has been shielded for years from public view.

Lucinda Hawksley’s biography of Princess Louise, the rebellious daughter of Queen Victoria, grew out of her previous biographies of the artists Lizzie Siddal and Katey Perugini (née Dickens) - she was intrigued to discover more about this artistic princess who kept appearing in her research. Lucinda's other books include March, Women, March: Voices of the Women’s Movement, 50 British Artists You Should Know and What Makes Great Art. Lucinda is a regular speaker at the National Portrait Gallery. She is also a lecturer in literature and art history, an award-winning travel writer and a patron of both the Charles Dickens Museum in London and of the Norwegian Pickwick Club.