Lunchtime Lecture: Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

16 May 2019, 13:15

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Queen Victoria
by Lady Julia Abercromby, after Heinrich von Angeli
1883, based on a work of 1875
NPG 708

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.

Historian Lucy Worsley reintroduces Queen Victoria as a complex, contradictory woman who loved dancing, suffered calamity and bereavement, and became an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady.

Lucy Worsley is an historian, author, curator and television presenter. Lucy read history at New College, Oxford and worked for English Heritage before becoming Chief Curator at the charity Historic Royal Palaces. She also presents history programmes for the BBC, and her bestselling books include Jane Austen at HomeA Very British Murder: The Curious Story of how Crime was Turned into Art, If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home, Courtiers: the Secret History of the Georgian Court and Cavalier: The Story of a 17th century Playboy.