TO BE MISTRESS OF PEMBERLEY: Regency women as wives and business managers with Jennifer Forest

Thursday 4 Aug 2011, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

It is very easy to view Regency marriages as merely the romantic endings of Jane Austen novels. To be mistress of Pemberley though, was indeed to be somebody. Exploring the lives of Regency women in the United Kingdom and Australia, this lecture will trace the experiences of women in their homes, the centre of the family business enterprise.

JENNIFER FOREST is the author of the best-selling Jane Austen’s Sewing Box, a unique combination of history, literature and artistic interpretation. She has worked in museums and taught history in secondary schools. Jennifer’s passion is fabric arts and crafts. She works in various media including needlework, felting, knitting and screen-printing.

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