with Caroline Rayman
This lecture will compare two extraordinary women, who were alike in many ways. The first Elizabeth was the product of a very unhappy childhood, but she was fearless and clever, running the country alone through difficult and dangerous times. The second Elizabeth had an idyllic childhood and a happy marriage and, although not as intellectual as her predecessor, she was perspicacious and quite brilliant at coping with several local difficulties during her long constitutional reign.
Caroline Rayman has worked in England, Italy and America conducting cultural tours for Patrons of American Arts Institutions visiting private collections and gardens throughout Great Britain and Europe.