Guided Tour: Obstinate Headstrong Girls | Jane Austen's House

Guided Tour: Obstinate Headstrong Girls

fri08mar9:00 amfri10:00 amGuided Tour: Obstinate Headstrong GirlsCelebrate International Women’s Day with a very special tour of Jane Austen’s House, looking at the remarkable women Jane Austen knew and loved.9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT+00:00) Event CategoryTour

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“Obstinate, headstrong girl!” – Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Pride and Prejudice

 

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a very special tour of Jane Austen’s House, focusing on some of the remarkable and unruly women Jane Austen knew, loved and was inspired by.

As part of a small group, you will enjoy an early morning tour of the House before it is open to the public. Walk in Jane Austen’s footsteps through rooms that she knew and loved, and discover objects from her life.

Jane Austen’s novels are full of rebellious and badly-behaved women who push against the restrictions and limits of ‘genteel’ society. Lizzy Bennet dares to refuse a proposal from a man who is socially her superior. Lady Susan is an adulterous widow. Emma Woodhouse is fiercely independent. Anne Elliot learns to know her own mind in an era when this alone was a radical act for a woman. But what about the real-life women whom Jane Austen spent her time with?

In this lively tour of Jane Austen’s House, you will meet a cousin who fled the French revolution, an aunt imprisoned for theft, the woman who may have inspired Pride and Prejudice’s boy-mad Lydia Bennet, a poet, and (shock horror) women who, like Jane Austen, refused marriage entirely.

Details:

Date: Friday 8 March

Time: 9am – 10am

Location: This event takes place at Jane Austen’s House. Find us

Tickets: £19.50

Time

(Friday) 9:00 am - 10:00 am(GMT+00:00)

Price

£19.50