Bess of Hardwick - Kate Hubbard

3:00pm - 4:00pm - Friday 31 May

    • £7
    • QUAD, DE1 3AS
    • Genre(s): History

Next to Queen Elizabeth I, Bess of Hardwick was one of the richest and most powerful women in 16th century England. Through canny choices, four husbands and a will of steel she rose from country squire’s daughter to Dowager Countess. She built a family fortune and created glorious houses, the last - and her greatest achievement - being Hardwick Hall.

Her embittered fourth husband once called her a woman of “devices and desires” and she was portrayed as a monster by 19th century male historians. Kate Hubbard reveals a rich, compelling portrait of a true feminist icon centuries ahead of her time.

Derby Book Festival

31 May – 8 June 2019

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