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Talks & Tours

1 January


£5 encouraged

London Luminaries - Online talks

A series of online talks exploring how London Luminaries loved and lost, married and mourned. The live broadcasts also include lively Q&A sessions at the end, chaired by Professor Judith Hawley of Royal Holloway, University of London. Attendees can book tickets on the London Luminaries website and will be sent a Zoom link by email about an hour before each talk begins.

Tickets are free but £5 is encouraged, which will be divided equally between the fifteen participating organisations.


6 September 2023

Nadege Forde-Vidal of Chiswick House:

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: The Turbulent Love life and Tragic Death of Lady Caro Lamb


4 October 2023

Clive Francis of Garrick’s Temple:

Charms Often Sought – So Rarely Found! The Loves of David Garrick


5 October 2023

Dr Hannah Mawdlsey of Ham House:

Love, Loss, and Longing at Ham House


11 October 2023

Angela Platt of Boston Manor:

Love in the Early Modern Household: A Glimpse into Life at Boston Manor House


12 October 2023

James Wisdom of Gunnersbury Park:

The Mourning & Funeral of Sir John Maynard of Gunnersbury in 1690


18 October 2023

Katie Hinchliffe of Hogarth’s House:

Morality and Mortality: Death Portrayed in Hogarth’s Moderm Moral Series and Mourning in Georgian Britain


19 October 2023

Alexis Haslam of Fulham Palace:

‘All Their Blood Lyes att the Doore of this Bishop’


15 November 2023

Mark Lambert of Historic Royal Palaces and Lee Prosser of Strawberry Hill House

Love, Death and Royalty: Kew Palace and Strawberry Hill House & Gardens



Event details



7- 8pm


£5 encouraged


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