Wicked, Wilful and Unconventional Women of Warwickshire
Friday 1 October
The Court House Ballroom, Jury Street
Graham Sutherland’s latest book, Wicked, Wilful and Unconventional Women, considers the history of some notorious women with strong Warwickshire connections.
Not all murderers, but each one a woman you might not want to know ...
Darling Daisy, Countess of Warwick, who tried to blackmail the Palace. Olive Serres, also known as the Warwick Pop-lolly, who believed she was Princess of Cumberland and in line to the throne. Ann Heytree, from Ashow, who was hanged for murder – but was she really fit to be tried? Emma Hamilton, former mistress of Charles Greville, brother of the Earl of Warwick. Marie Corelli, from Stratford.
And many others ...
Whatever their claim to infamy, they were unconventional women ... or were they?