Author Event - Lucy Moore - Lady Fanshawe’s Receipt Book

19 Sep 2018

In the mid seventeenth century, England was divided by war and bloodshed. For Ann Fanshawe and her children it meant a life of insecurity and constant jeopardy as she and her husband, a Royalist diplomat, dedicated their lives to the restoration of the Stuart monarchy. Receipt books were a feature of women's lives during this period, full of life-saving medical knowledge that had been gleaned from mothers and friends. Remarkably, Ann's morocco-bound book full of scraps of ink-stained paper has survived to this day. Lucy Moore brilliantly brings to life Ann's struggles and her joys, revealing how ordinary women across the country fought to protect their loved ones in the face of conflict. Lucy Moore is an author and broadcaster who has written for the Sunday Times, Observer, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, and has presented series for the BBC and Sky.

Talk begins at 7pm in The Collection.

Tickets are available at £5.

Stokes Café will provide a bar for pre-event drinks. Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is postponed/cancelled by Lindum Books.