The accomplished Mrs Boscawen at Hatchlands Park
In 2018, we're celebrating the life and achievements of Frances Boscawen, Fanny to her friends, and the first ‘Lady of the House’. Fanny was a founding member of the Bluestocking Society, notable for giving women a public voice and cultural standing in a time where to be an educated woman was frowned upon. Throughout the year we’re embarking on a series of events, from cinema screenings to salon discussions, at the home of this remarkable pioneer.
" I look upon it as a fortunate omen to begin my New Year in Mrs. Boscawen’s company. She is in her conversation everything that can make the hours pass agreeably. I must be happier, and I should be better for her friendship."