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07 September 2018FEISTY LADIES - WOMEN TRAVELLERS FROM VICTORIAN BRITAIN
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FEISTY LADIES - WOMEN TRAVELLERS FROM VICTORIAN BRITAIN ROGER MITCHELL M.A. (Oxon) Friday 07 September 2018

"From Victoria herself in the Scottish Highlands to Mary Kingsley in West Africa and Isabella Bird in the Rocky Mountains and Hawaii, this is a world tour in exciting company"

Railways, steamships (and Thomas Cook) made domestic and international travel much more manageable and many men and women took advantage of this. Victoria herself did so with frequent train journeys to Balmoral and Roger will include extracts from her book - Our Life in the Highlands. There is a world of difference between Mary Elizabeth Lucy’s tour of Europe in 1840s and Marianne Brocklehurst visiting Egypt in the 1870s and 1880s. Among transatlantic travellers towards the end of the century and on the lookout for aristocratic husbands, were young, rich American girls, the very embodiment of feistiness. 

​Roger encourages contributions and readings from attendees during the morning sessions. The afternoon session will concentrate on Marianne North (1830-1890) and her paintings, and Isabella Bird (1831-1904) and her books.

We meet at 9.30am for coffee, with a 10am start to our day. 
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The cost of the day, including coffee, lunch & tea, will be £29 and tickets may be purchased by using the Contact Us button on the website.