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The extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish

Margaret Cavendish

On Wednesday, 17 January, author Francesca Peacock will be joining us at Dartmouth House to talk about the extraordinary life of Margaret Cavendish, 17th century Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne – philosopher, scientist, writer and famed eccentric. We catch up with her over on the members hub to discover when Francesca first came across the duchess, why she thought shed make a good subject for a book, and what a cross-dressing woman who liked to ride in a chariot pulled by bulls has to teach us today.

We hope you can join us for Francescas talk – book your tickets here.

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