Lady Glenconner was born Lady Anne Coke in 1932, the eldest daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester, equerry to King George IV.
Anne grew up in their ancestral estate at Holkham Hall in Norfolk, playing with neighbour Princess Margaret, and remaining a friend and confidant of the Royal, including as Lady in Waiting from 1971, accompanying the Princess on many state occasions and foreign tours, until her death in 2002. At 21, Anne was a Maid of Honour at the 25-year-old Queen Elizabeth's Coronation.
Anne married Colin Tennant, Lord Glenconner in 1956. Together they transformed the island of Mustique in the Caribbean into a desirable paradise escape for the wealthy and well known, including gifting land to Princess Margaret who built her favourite home there. Anne's public and private lives were full and complex.
Anne's resilience is remarkable. She has authored four books, a mix of fiction and memoir, based on her exceptional life, a lifestyle that no longer exists.
SUZANNE BRAVERY curated and managed house museums at the Historic Houses Trust of NSW (now Sydney Living Museums), including Elizabeth Bay House, Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Farm, Rouse Hill estate and Meroogal.
She managed the Grainger Museum at the University of Melbourne and was a Head Curator at the National Museum of Australia. Suzanne’s research interests include historic interiors, social history, and conservation housekeeping.
This lecture is presented on-site at The Johnston Collection. Please see your ticket for details.
This lecture is supported by The Colin Holden Charitable Trust.
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