MENU THE ARTS SOCIETY GRANTA
Click here to view previous events

DateEvent
05 November 2018How American Women have challenged the British Establishment
18 March 2019The early life and influences of William Morris

Click on a row and scroll to display more details about the event

How American Women have challenged the British Establishment Anne Sebba Monday 05 November 2018

Anne Sebba - biographer, journalist, historian and lecturer will examine how the so-called "dollar princesses" challenged the British establishment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She will focus in particular on two of the best-known ladies of that time - Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, and Jennie Jerome, Lady Randolph Churchill. She will also discuss the lives of - and attitudes towards - the literally hundreds of American heiresses who flooded the shores of continental Europe, trading their fortunes for a title and a place in Society.

The event will be held at Churchill College, Cambridge. The cost is £30.

Please book with Patsy Glazebrook, either by phone: 01799 541180 or by email: glazebrc@doctors.net.uk. Or download a booking form here: Booking form.

       Programme

  • 10.00am           Coffee & biscuits
  • 10.30-11.30     Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor
  • 11.30 - 11.45   Interval
  • 11.45 - 12.45   Jennie Churchill, Winston’s American Mother
  • 12.45 – 13.45   Lunch
  • 13.45 – 15.00   The Dollar Princesses

Click on this link for further information: Further information.