Meet poetry’s passionate sisterhood at Wordsworth House

Portraits of two nineteenth-century women

Join author and historian Kathleen Jones in the atmospheric dining room of William’s childhood home to uncover the secret lives of the women behind the Romantic poets.

Poets Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey may have been celebrated as literary geniuses who existed on a plane above the day-to-day world, but their sisters, wives and daughters had to fight to maintain family life in the face of poverty, neglect and ill health and to carve out meaningful existences of their own.

Hidden world

Take a seat at 7.30pm on Thursday 20 September, as Kathleen Jones offers a fascinating glimpse into the hidden world of the women who inspired, adored and supported the Romantic poets.

Reserve your tickets now to hear their story. They cost £10 including a glass of wine.

Book by emailing wordsworthhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk. Please include a daytime phone number and tell us how you would like to pay. This can be done at Wordsworth House shop or by card over the phone.

Kathleen Jones, author of A Passionate Sisterhood, a study of the women behind the Lake Poets
A woman standing in front of a wooden door
Kathleen Jones, author of A Passionate Sisterhood, a study of the women behind the Lake Poets