Historian Lucy Worsley Comes to Chelmsford Civic Theatre

One of the best-known historians in the UK, Lucy Worsley, will be bringing her talk ‘Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother and Widow' to Chelmsford Civic Theatre on Friday 14 September.

Lucy is known to millions thanks to her TV appearances which have included programmes on the suffragettes, Jane Austen, the Tudors and many others, as well as her bestselling history books. Now Lucy turns her attention to Queen Victoria, a monarch who is usually viewed as a grumpy, rounded old woman always dressed in black. Through Victoria's diaries and letters, Lucy has discovered a new Victoria, a passionate princess, one who loved dancing, as well as a successful Queen who invented a new role for the monarchy and tore up the rule book for how to be female. Victoria suffered calamity and bereavement, as well as ruling a quarter of the world at the very height of the British Empire, but what do we really know about her?

In the talk Lucy will expose the complex and contradictory royal who was an eccentric, powerful and magnificent lady, who became a highly respected sovereign, at a time when people were uncomfortable with having a woman on the throne. Lucy will take a deep look at Victoria up close and personal and will paint a very intimate portrait of the queen, wife and mother to nine children.

A well-respected historian, author and television presenter, Lucy is also the chief curator at the Historic Royal Palaces. Lucy's new book and television series on Queen Victoria will be out soon and this is a wonderful opportunity to see and hear what Lucy has discovered about the Queen. Lucy's talk will start at 7.30pm.

For full details and to book tickets visit http://www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres or call the Box Office - Tel No: 01245 606505.

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