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Bawdy Georgians 
Wednesday 03 January 2018, 19:15 - 21:30
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William Cowper, who lived in north Buckinghamshire for 28 years, was the leading poet of the late 18th century. He was Jane Austen’s favourite and was quoted and referenced in Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Emma. But while Jane Austen only hinted at the undercurrents of the Georgian world, Cowper was actively involved in his life and writing and though not entirely free of controversy himself, was shocked at some of the scandals of the day. This talk by Tom Jones introduces Cowper and touches on the tumult of the time, but through him focuses on the surprising role and situation of women in Georgian society.

Location Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Contact http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk/meetings
Visitors are very welcome. Entrance is £2 for members or £4 for non-members (or why not take out an annual membership from as little as £6)

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