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An image of Georgina Lock dressed in character of Hannah Snell, the female soldier. She is wearing a sailors hat and a bright red jacket.

Hannah Snell: A Female Soldier – The Age of Gillray

January 10 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

with Georgina Lock

Hannah Snell, a working-class woman, disguised herself, as a man, joined the Royal Marines and fought in India in 1749. The following year she performed a singing and marching act, based on that experience, in a Summer Theatre in London. This entertaining lecture performance traces Hannah’s astonishing life and career.

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About the lecture series

This engaging and entertaining lecture series looks not just at the inspired and salacious art of late Georgian satirist James Gillray, but also at the Britain in which he lived. Some of the subjects covered will range from Gillray and George IV to Georgian fashion and the rise of British Gin!

Each lecture starts at 5pm in the Landscape Studio and costs £20 (aside from the last lecture, which costs £30). If you book for all 10 you qualify for a discount. The cost for all 10 lectures together is £180.

These lectures are fundraising events for Gainsborough’s House.

Please note that lecture titles may change.

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