Lunchtime Lecture: The First Iron Lady: A Life of Caroline of Ansbach
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1 February 2018, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach
by Jacopo Amigoni
Immerse yourself in history, art and culture at our popular Lunchtime Lectures. Doors open at 12.45. Lectures begin at 13.15 and last approximately one hour.
Compared in her own lifetime to Elizabeth I, Caroline of Ansbach is the great queen Britain forgot it had: a thinker, politician, schemer, patroness and matriarch. Biographer Matthew Dennison offers a remarkable portrait of a woman of notable astuteness and considerable ambition, a radical icon of female power.
Matthew Dennison is the author of The Last Princess: The Devoted Life of Queen Victoria's Youngest Daughter and Livia, Empress of Rome. A journalist, he contributes to The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Country Life, and The Spectator.