Independent Women: Courtesans & Prostitutes in the Georgian Era Back

Author and historian Hallie Rubenhold explores the treatment of women in Georgian society


Tickets £5, £3 concessions & Foundling Friends + Museum admission

In this talk, Hallie Rubenhold sheds new light on the exploitation and abuse of women which transformed the work of artist Joseph Highmore in the 1740s. A critically-acclaimed author, social historian, broadcaster and historical consultant for TV and film, she has written two works of non-fiction; Lady Worsley’s Whim which became the 2015 BBC Two drama, The Scandalous Lady W and The Covent Garden Ladies, which served as the inspiration for the ITV Encore series, Harlots. She is currently writing The Five, the first full-length biography of the victims of Jack the Ripper, and is also the author of a series of novels set during the French Revolution; Mistress of My Fate and The French Lesson. Prior to pursuing writing full-time, Hallie worked as a curator at the National Portrait Gallery and in the commercial art world.

Part of the Bloomsbury Festival