Marble Hill and Gulliver's Travels with Dr Judith Hawley

DATE

Tue 28 Sep 2021 

TIME

6pm-7pm

LOCATION

Marble Hill House 

SUITABLE FOR

Everyone

Among her many friends, Henrietta Howard counted the Irish satirist Jonathan Swift, and her close neighbour in Twickenham, the poet Alexander Pope in her circle. She joined them in celebrating the publication of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels in 1726 by calling herself a 'Yahoo', after the race of beastly creatures Gulliver encounters at the end of his global travels.

This talk will chart her relations with Swift and Pope and explore their connections with the expanding empire. Dr Judith Hawley is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Literature in the Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London and frequently appears on BBC radio and TV. She is a Trustee of the Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust. Her research interest range from gin to Grub street and she has a particular interest in the history of the amateur performance.

Please note that booking for this event will close 24 hours in advance.

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This event is part of our Autumn Lecture Series:

Mysteries, Meadows and Perspectives with Jonathon Croft - 7 September

Local to Global, the Marble Hill Collection with Dr Esme Whittaker - 14 September

King's Mistress, Queen's Servant: the life and times of Henrietta Howard with Tracy Borman - 21 September

Prices

Type Price
English Heritage members Free
Adult Free
Child, 5-17 years Free
Concession Free
Family (2 Adults) Free
Family (1 Adult) Free

Price Notes

This is a free event with a suggested donation of £5. Find out more here.

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