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Online: The Waiting Game with Nicola Clark – The National Archives

10 July @ 7:30 pm BST

Historian Nicola Clark shares remarkable stories of the secret lives of ladies-in-waiting in the Tudor Court. 

Every Tudor queen had ladies-in-waiting. They were her confidantes and her chaperones. Only the Queen’s ladies had the right to enter her most private chambers, spending hours helping her to get dressed and undressed, caring for her clothes and jewels, listening to her secrets. But they also held a unique power. A quiet word behind the scenes, an appropriately timed gift, a well-negotiated marriage alliance were all forms of political agency wielded expertly by women.

Nicola Clark explores the daily lives of ladies-in-waiting, revealing the secrets of recruitment, costume, what they ate, where (and with whom) they slept. Hear the stories of some of these remarkable women who navigated the changing landscape of the Tudor Court.

Nicola Clark is a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Chichester. Her research focuses primarily on women’s dynastic and political roles across the late medieval and early modern period.

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Wednesday 10 July 2024, 7.30pm

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