Dangerous Women of Lincolnshire

Adrian Gray

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8th January 2020

This talk focuses on some of the Lincolnshire women who challenged authority and led often turbulent lives at a time when women were expected to be submissive whilst assumed to be incapable of thinking for themselves. The women who we look at include Anne Askew, burnt at the stake in 1546 for 'heresy', Anne Bradstreet of Horbling who became the first 'poet' in America, and Anne Hutchinson of Alford whose turbulent life ended in her being scalped by Native Americans who mistook her for their Dutch enemies. This is a lively and incident-packed talk that will leave you wanting to investigate these lives in greater depth.

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About Adrian Gray

I am a Cambridge-educated historian with around 25 published books on a variety of historical topics which you can see on my Amazon author page at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adrian-Gray/e/B0034P9K2M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1529568674&sr=1-1

I specialise in the counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, but I also speak on a number of national issues such as Victorian crime and social history, the history of religious freedom, and the history of education and government inspection (which is a lot more interesting than it sounds!). I am one of the leaders of local community efforts to develop Christian heritage for tourism in Notts and Lincs, leading up to 'Mayflower 400' but also including the many other ways in which people from the region have helped to change the world.

I provide a range of lively and fully-illustrated talks that can be tailored for local needs. You can email me for a full list of talks. I am a skilled presenter having worked as a teacher for many years and also as a tour guide in my home area.

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