Talk by Dr Lucy Worsley

The Princess Hall was buzzing with eager LC1 and LC2 pupils and staff gathered to hear from renowned British historian, author and TV presenter, Dr Lucy Worsley, on Tuesday 17th April.

The English Department was delighted to arrange for her come to speak about aspects of her work, as well as her latest book, Lady Mary, which is the third in a series of historical novels for young adults.

Everyone was fascinated, and possibly a little envious, to learn about Dr Worsley’s work as the Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces; the charity which looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, and other historic places.

Dr Worsley also presents history programmes for the BBC on topics relating to royal palaces and the court, such as Henry VIII’s Six Wives, and Britain’s Tudor Treasure with David Starkey. Her expertise as an historian is woven into her absorbing stories, and Lower College girls were given a dramatic and entertaining overview of the early life and background of Mary I who is the central character in the book, Lady Mary.

As you can imagine, the girls were delighted to have the opportunity to obtain their own signed copies of Dr Worsley’s books, and they made their way back to houses at lunchtime clutching copies that they soon began to devour. The visit from Dr Worsley was another wonderful opportunity for the girls to relish books and reading, and hearing from the author herself was a treat for all!

Mrs Oosthuizen, Head of Lower College