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Bess of Hardwick and Hardwick Hall Dr Gillian White Wednesday 13 February 2019

One of the most fascinating women of the sixteenth century, Bess's  most famous building, Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire survives as a fine example of Elizabethan creativity, magnificence and pride. We follow Bess’s lively story - her association with Mary, Queen of Scots, her many husbands and her royal aspirations!

Dr Gillian White specialises in the visual arts of late medieval and sixteenth-century England. She worked for the National Trust as Curator at Hardwick Hall and now teaches at Leicester University, predominantly in The Centre for the Study of the Country House as well as freelance lecturing.