An Audience at the Palace – Mistress of the Arts
17th March 2023 @ 10:30 to 11:30
As part of the English Riviera Literature Festival 2023:
The Passionate Life of Georgina, Duchess of Bedford with author, Rachel Trethewey.
Georgina, Duchess of Bedford (1781-1853), had a long and happy marriage with one of the richest men in England. Yet she also kept a handsome lover over 20 years her junior – the famous artist Edwin Landseer – who adored her till the day he died. Georgina’s controversial life caused scandal even in that decadent era.
Born and educated in Torquay, Rachel Trethewey read History at Oxford University, where she won the Philip Geddes Prize for Student journalism. After working for the Daily Express, The Daily Mail and Westcountry Television, she did a PhD at Exeter University. She has written four non-fiction books.