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The Ladies of Blenheim Palace- Lust and Laudanum

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  • DURATION 1 hr
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  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.7 out of 5 Average rating

I’ve advocated Mirthy right from day 1... you feel part of this community!

Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022

Event Description

An entertaining look at the lives and loves of the ladies of the Marlborough family - usually overlooked in favour of the men. Beginning with Sarah Churchill, the indomitable First Duchess and continuing through the centuries with the adventures of some of successors, this talk redresses the balance as it looks at the achievement of some of the women and discusses the thwarted talents and potential of others.

  • Duration: 1 hr
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (a recording will be available)
Antonia Keaney

Meet the Host, Antonia

Antonia is an experienced public speaker and has delivered a ‘Conversation’ at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, been ‘In Conversation’ with fashion editor Caroline Issa and designer Stephen Jones as well as having participated in both the Cheltenham and Oxford Literary Festivals and been a guest speaker at the Clacton Art and Literary Society.  She has also been a guest on Radio 4’s Saturday Live with the Reverend Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir and has appeared on BBC’s Country File, Channel 4’s Phil Spencer’s Stately Homes and most recently with Pam Ayres when Channel 5 visited Blenheim Palace on their tour of the Cotswolds. 

Antonia joined Blenheim Palace in 2008 as a member of the Education Team, later becoming the Palace’s Social Historian and Researcher. Both roles have involved her curating or co-curating a number of exhibitions at Blenheim Palace including ‘A Passion for Fashion – 300 Years of Blenheim Style’ upon which her latest book is based.

In her spare time, Antonia enjoys the company of her family and her dogs – particularly Percy, a wire-haired Dachshund, who inspired her to write and illustrate her first children’s book – Percy at the Palace.

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