Hear ye! Earlier this evening, historian Paul Lay was the first speaker in the Cromwell Museum’s Winter Lecture Series and gave a really fascinating talk about the West Indies during the time of the Cromwellian Protectorate, with figures such as Admiral William Penn and Robert Venables.
I’m honoured to have been asked to be the second speaker in this series and I’ll be talking about sex and sexuality in Stuart Britain on Wednesday, 20th January 2021.
Here’s the full line-up:
Wednesday 13 January at 7.30pm – Paul Lay on ‘Providence Lost: Cromwell’s Western Design’
Wednesday 20 January at 7.30pm – Andrea Zuvich on ‘Sex and Sexuality in Stuart Britain’
Wednesday 27 January at 7.30pm – Miranda Malins on ‘Imagining the Cromwells: Conjuring Oliver Cromwell and his family in Fiction’
Wednesday 3 February at 7.30pm – Steve Ellis and Mark Beattie-Edwards on ‘Saving the London: Cromwell’s ‘Mary Rose”
Although it’s understandable that we can’t have this kind of event in person given the ongoing pandemic, one great thing about having these talks via Zoom is that people throughout the world can attend. I do hope you consider purchasing tickets because all proceeds go towards the running of the Cromwell Museum, which is maintained by some wonderful people, especially the curator, Stuart Orme.
In the meantime, I send you all my best wishes for your health and happiness this year.
Thank you, Andrea. I really enjoyed your stories.
Are you really interested in finding a Victorian expert and comparing their attitudes towards sexual mores? I’d be a listener because I know the Stuarts were not prudes, but explaining the differences is proving a challenge for me.
Hi Sally! Thanks very much for your comments. I’m glad you enjoyed the talk. Yes, I don’t know when I’d be able to have such a conversation, but it’s certainly an idea I like. Best wishes to you.